Take It Offline: A No-Internet-Required Version of my Algebra Course
Why did I create a No-Internet-Required Version (NIRV) of my Algebra course?
My Algebra course is being used in the Bard Prison Initiative. I created a NIRV for them, since their students don't typically have internet access.
I'm making the NIRV available to others—if you purchase twenty or more of my books from Amazon using this link, then I will give you a free copy of the NIRV for class use (see details below).
The NIRV provides safe, convenient, and reliable access to all my Algebra I lessons, exercises, worksheets, explorations, and audio read-throughs—no worry about typical internet concerns like slow-loading pages, servers down, advertising annoyances, or students visiting unwanted pages.
What does the NIRV include?
The NIRV has all the content, functionality, and the same look-and-feel as my online Algebra course. (It is a fixed-width design, hence not mobile-friendly.) In particular, the NIRV has:
- All 164+ lessons, with unlimited randomly-generated practice and randomly-generated worksheets (including the timed exercises)
- All the audio read-thrus with highlighted text
- All the pdf files
- A complete Table of Contents
- Convenient ‘breadcrumbs’ to navigate among lessons (shown below)
What doesn't the NIRV include?
The NIRV does not have any form of advertisement or annoyance. It's just math.
What are some advantages of the NIRV?
Users can't ‘wander off’ to undesirable places on the web.
No Unexpected Changes
You get your own personal copy. If you don't change it yourself, then it won't change. No waking up to an ‘update’ that has (sigh) made things behave differently...
Don't like the background color? Want the font-size larger? Need your school banner at the top of each page? Your school techie can easily customize the look-and-feel of the NIRV. It's your own personal copy, so make it work for you.
No Worry about Internet Woes
The NIRV will reside on your own computers/network, so it is entirely within your locus of control.
How big is the NIRV?
The NIRV is a single zipped file which unzips to a single folder (about 1 gigabyte) that includes everything needed. It's trivial for your resident techie to download and plop onto your computers/network.
How do I get the NIRV?
Have your techie email me,
saying that you want your free copy of the NIRV. Please include the
institution/school name and proof of purchase of 20+ of my books.
(A snapshot of the Amazon order page works well.)
Here's my email. Emails are answered by a human (me), not an automated system—I usually respond the same day.
I'll send your techie a download link using Google Drive:
- Download, save, and unzip.
TreeOfMathLocalfolder, locate (see below):
- Recommended: Create a shortcut to the Table of Contents file; save in a convenient location to give easy access to the lessons.
May I contact you?
Absolutely! I love to hear from my users. There may come a day when I get so much feedback that I can't reply to it all, but I'm not there yet. Let me know how you're using my site. Let me know what works for you and what doesn't. Or, just say hello!