"An unobtrusive monitor, checking over your shoulder as you work, identifying errors."
"We really liked that students could enter any equation and were forced to correct mistakes..."
—Math Teacher, Richmond, IN
"Of all of the software I have used...yours was the most elegant and practical."
—M. Lekse, Roundup HS, MT
"The systemic step-by-step illustration of each solution is an especially nice feature. "
—Math & Computer Education
"Other Algebra programs fell short of your product..."
—Wes Marburger, Spokane, WA
Guided, self-paced Algebra discovery.
A student-driven Algebra learning system including: thought-provoking lessons; unlimited practice; mastery self-testing; automatically targeted video lessons; a powerful WISYWYG maths editor; a public Algebra help forum; and an expert system-powered "private tutor" checking every step of every problem, offering hints and providing solutions as requested. <gasp> And a sense of humor.
You know best how you learn, so we give you the tools and get out of the way. more
...helps you discover Algebra for yourself in small steps, beginning with common sense and a sound understanding of arithmetic. more
Stuck on a step? Don’t know where to start? Or could your number facts be stronger? Tilton's Algebra helps four ways. more
Learning requires quality practice. Quality practice means feedback as soon as each step is done, not the next day. more
Kenneth Tilton On Tilton's Algebra
The story of Tilton's Algebra begins with me teaching and privately tutoring Algebra for seven years before turning to a career in computer science. After climbing to the top of the NYC corporate software game I decided to combine my two crafts and give more kids the chance to learn Algebra alongside a private tutor.
I retreated to a cave near the Jersey shore and spent five years teaching a computer how to do Algebra and how to teach effectively. As a teacher myself I used a Socratic approach, leading students close to a new concept by reminding them of things they already knew, then letting them make the final leap. I had the software do the same, never telling the student an answer.
How did it turn out? Macworld said it was "in a class by itself", and years after I moved on to other projects, schools and teachers tracked me down to ask if Algebra I HomeworkTutor was still available.
Now I am happy to reply, "Yes, at tiltonsalgebra.com".