Algebra 2

Learning math can actually be fun and connective. Welcome to the Algebra 2 program that students are excited to learn from.

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Learning can be one of our lives' most fulfilling experiences. Or it can be downright dreadful. No matter where or who they are, students deserve a high quality learning program. They deserve to be engaged and inspired, to laugh along with goofy class jokes, and to feel validated because they have the same question as someone else in room.

This must be our mission, and nothing less:

1.) to offer students a gratifying math experience

2.) one that teaches them everything they need to know, at a high level

3.) one that leaves them feeling good about the subject, and themselves, afterwards

Indeed, students need to learn math now, for their current coursework. But the stakes of this moment extend far after their math courses are behind them. Students carry with them both positive and negative memories of learning... for the rest of their lives. Decades from now, they shouldn't be saying, "UGH, I'm just no good at math." They could be saying, "You know I really enjoy math; it's all kinda like a puzzle."

It's no secret that their relationship with math now impacts the rest of their lives. Their career choices, self-confidence, and even just feeling comfortable while talking numbers, or while handling their finances.

Some people... well, lots of people in fact, immediately associate math learning with negative emotions. And no matter how much a student, parent, or teacher valiantly grits their teeth and tries to get through it, we all know the truth. The truth is that no one can learn at their best if their mind and emotions are locked in a negative state.

That's the burning reason behind what I do. If such values resonate with you as well, then so too will this program. Thank you for considering it.

Why Yay Math works, by Aubree, age 16

With mom's blessing, Aubree was kind enough to share her thoughts about why she loves learning with Yay Math.

Harvard University Provost StatementA statement from the provost of Harvard University, commenting on comparisons between online learning and in person learning:

"Rather than seeking to approximate the campus experience online, we can focus our efforts on creating the best possible remote education experience. A successful shift of this magnitude will require tremendous creativity and dedication."

- Dr. Alan Garber, Provost, Harvard University

Your Instructor

Robert Ahdoot
Robert Ahdoot

Robert Ahdoot began his teaching journey more than a decade ago as a classroom math teacher. Throughout that time, his personal mission was to explore every specific way to reach his students. He saw firsthand how learning ignited when he connected to them as people. When in such an elevated space, any prior feelings of shutdown they had experienced vanished. One mental note led to several, which led to a living and growing teacher playbook. Through years of dedication and focus on student connection, his classes became fun, lively, and positive beacons of learning for both him and his students.

Yet within so elevated a space, he and his students felt a restlessness. It was the dawn of the video era, and they knew that what they were stumbling upon something could truly benefit others, if they could only experience it themselves. So out came an impromptu camcorder perched atop a precarious stack of books, and the Yay Math movement was born.

YayMath.org is a free online collection of math video lessons, filmed LIVE in Robert's classroom, featuring authentic student interaction, that's both fun and emotionally connective. It has given life to now iconic, full costume math characters, like the "MathemaGyptian" and "MathemaChicken." Since its inception, Yay Math videos are viewed at a staggering 2 million minutes per month.

Yay Math's online proliferation has provided Robert the opportunity to give multiple TEDx talks on conquering math anxiety, speak at schools about how to permanently achieve inspired learning, create comprehensive online courses for teachers and homeschool families to use, and pen his debut book, One-on-One 101: The Art of Inspired and Effective Individual Instruction. It's the complete guide to connecting to kids, and it has been adopted by multiple school administrations as a blueprint for cultivating transcendent student-teacher learning relationships.

Robert and his family recently returned from a 6-month trip through much of the world. He now lives with his wife and two daughters in Oregon.

Course Curriculum

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"The Algebra 2 program was such a good investment for me and I’m so glad I made this purchase. I’m an adult returning to college, taking calculus classes and trying to comprehend the material can be challenging. Trying to make sense of it all while studying, I stumbled upon the Yay Math videos on YouTube. I found that the way Robert describes things made it so much easier for me to understand my college math classes. Ever since I found his videos, I’ve been watching all of them from Algebra to Trigonometry, and they’ve helped me get through my classes. Since his other videos were so helpful, and recognizing that I would benefit from more of a solid foundation in Algebra 2, I bought Robert's curriculum program. It’s so much easier to grasp the concepts now, and so easy to use. I would highly recommend this curriculum to anybody who needs a better understanding this material."

- Mario, Columbus OH

Yay Math's promises.

  • You don't need a textbook. The curriculum is fully self-contained.
  • The program is complete, covering a full year's worth of Algebra 2 materials.
  • It's easy and instant to implement. Access can begin minutes from now.
  • The interface is mobile friendly, across all devices, and all browsers.
  • All answer keys are provided, by Robert's hand, written out step-by-step, using intuitive coloring, with a human and sometimes light-hearted touch.
  • Yay Math is the first-of-its kind throughout in the world, because its math lessons are filmed in front of a live classroom, with real student interaction. So when you watch, you feel like you're right in that room, sharing in the class's fun vibe. For example, meet the "Mathema-CHICKEN"...

Even chickens need love?

  • You'll get your time back. You no longer need to painstakingly find/create content, sift through the internet ocean, or constantly vet sources. All the work is already done for you, at an exemplary level.
  • Any negative relationship towards math will be healed. Ever heard a student laughing while learning math? It ignites your heart.
  • Best of all, students, parents, and teachers simply LOVE it. It's the way learning ought to be.

Let's just say it: it's time to stop subjecting our students to some of the dreadful learning practices of the past.

No more learning straight from the book, or from notes literally written in Greek, or from emotionless lectures. They only alienate students and stop learning cold. Every student, no matter where/who they are, deserves to have high-quality math experience. To smile while learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who exactly is this for?
The program is designed to fit the needs of anyone with a desire for quality math education.

For teachers, your account gives you immediate access to a treasure trove of materials. The program works as an all-in-one online curriculum that's at your full disposal. You can use it to fuel your day's lessons, showcase videos as needed, and assign both online-based or written practice work. Every lesson plan is entirely done for you, including practice tests, chapter tests, and all hand-written step-by-step answer keys. All materials are also instantly downloadable for you to print, or to post to your school's LMS.

Homeschool families use this platform as a comprehensive, easy-to-use online course. Students jump right in and learn, section by section.

Last but not least, a variety of leaders, independent instructors, independent learners, and special educators use this course for a variety of reasons (e.g. to build necessary skills for a college course, to prep for a standardized test, or for an upcoming career change.) Reasons for obtaining this program are as unique as people themselves. How about parents who retain access to the course materials, for whenever their children need immediate support in a high school or college class? Or grandparents who use this program to bolster their own understanding, so that they may be active participants in their grandchildren's education? Just spectacular.

Check out this live and interactive pie chart, showcasing exactly who signed up on Yay Math's new Algebra 1 course waiting list. Many different walks of life represented, all in our common pursuit for a comprehensive, relatable, and exemplary math program.

How long do I have access?
Originally, two options were available for purchase: one-year access, and lifetime access.

But then the coronavirus emergency shut down schools, as school officials have openly advised their communities that future closures are very possible. With that situation at hand, I realized that one-year access to this program is not in best service to you. Therefore, for the same price as one year's access, you'll obtain lifetime access to the program.

This way, an expiring account is one thing you won't have to worry about. For less than the cost of a textbook, the program will be permanently yours.
Is the curriculum comprehensive under Core Core?
Yes. 100% of the topics within the Common Core State Standards are covered by this program. However, the topics are not specifically listed under each formalized code. Meaning, when you get to the section on "The Pythagorean Theorem", it'll be called, "The Pythagorean Theorem". It won't be called, "CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.B.6".
As a teacher, may I pick and choose parts of the program to supplement my own?
Absolutely. This program is clearly categorized by chapter and section, named exactly the way the books name them. So you can grab practice packets here and there, give online quizzes here and there, etc. And of course, you could simply use this program exclusively, as the course covers what is traditionally regarded as a full school year of Algebra 2.
Is there any formal high school or college credit given for completing the course?
Not directly. But there is a way to obtain course credit. With the shifting educational landscape brought on by the coronavirus, an increasing number of districts and colleges offer accreditation through the submission of a course portfolio.

That way, you may be able to get credit if you submit certain documents they request. For example, they may request sample work with assignment descriptions, course outlines, course codes, and other specifics of this nature. If you'd like, I can happily assist with the professional arrangement of the portfolio documents, at no additional cost to you.

The necessity to receive credit varies for each individual. Either way, at the conclusion of this course, all students receive a personally authenticated certificate of completion. You may choose to pass the certificate along to any educational institution, as you deem appropriate.

If I want multiple students to each have access, are discounted group licensing rates available?
Yes. To make arrangements, please contact robert "at" yaymath "dot" org with the number of students, and kindly include any pertinent information.
What's the difference between this course and the videos already available on yaymath.org?
Yay Math's video library is proudly available as a free online public resource. This course is for people looking for a math program that uses the videos, yet offers more structure, depth, and comprehensiveness. The course goes beyond the videos, to also include:

  • tailor-made printed course materials
  • tons of applicable and engaging practice problems
  • practice tests
  • chapter tests
  • final exams
  • all step-by-step, in color, and hand-written keys, for all of the above
  • (special bonus) the course also weaves in fun math riddles I've collected since I was a child, and inspirational quotes of wisdom and insight
What if I have a specific question during the course?
New feature – student comments have recently been enabled on every section of the course. So if you need clarification on a specific problem beyond what the answer key shows, post your question, and I'll address it with alacrity. What's great is that everyone in the course from then on benefits from that exchange.
What if the course is not to my liking?
The spirit of this transaction is to fulfill you. Thus if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please feel free to reach out within the first 30 days, to get a full refund.
I have another question. May I reach out?
Of course. Yay Math is a family. Please reach out and connect, robert "at" yaymath "dot" org.

"Summer of sophomore year of high school, I decided to get ahead in math by taking algebra 2 over the summer. I spent nearly a week trying to find the 'perfect' online course that I wouldn't need a teacher for. I investigated nearly 20 online programs, all of them being faulty in some way. I remembered my homeschool friend who referred to Yay Math as a better Khan Academy. Finding out that he offered an online, self-paced algebra 2 course, with a 'bundle' option that included algebra 2 and geometry, I knew I had to check it out. I decided to buy the course bundle because I have some siblings that will use it in the future. When I got the course, I was amazed at the amount of effort that was put into it. The answer keys had thorough explanations, and if any confusion was encountered Mr. Ahdoot replied really quickly. I found the course setup overall a unique approach to math. Every day I felt excited and motivated to finish the next lesson. I successfully finished algebra 2 over the summer, and I'm now taking precalculus. While I homeschooled for two years, I never found a course that I could 100% recommend to someone, I can now say that I've found one."

- Courtney, Dallas TX

Let's make math education inspirational, and fun.