**Learn algebra by progressing in gentle steps from basic
pre-algebra concepts to complex and demanding equations. These
lessons and practice opportunities are both a useful tool to
assist students in school, and a fun and rewarding exercise for
all.**

For some, and for the early categories presented on this website,
there will be immediate success: the concepts will be known, the
problems “easy” to solve, and the *About*
sections, which explain the concepts and the methods of solution,
unnecessary. But, as you progress through the levels, you will
most likely reach a point where help will be needed to even
understand what is being asked (go to the *About*) and
practice will be needed to master the concepts being presented. At
that point, it will be very helpful if those earlier concepts are
so well ingrained that it is only the new concepts that require
attention. Therefore, it is recommended that, although
“easy”, those early subjects be practiced adequately
to provide a high degree of comfort and competence.

When you do reach the unknown, study the *About* carefully
(or, alternatively, read your textbook!). Even so, your answers
will most likely often be met with “Sorry”. At this
juncture, you may immediately try, on your own, to see if you can
figure out where you went wrong; perhaps you just made a simple
arithmetic or sign mistake. If you get a wrong answer the second
try also, you can study the worked-out solution given (usually
— a few categories of problem don't have these yet). Then
you can go back and try again. Or you can go on to the next
problem and hope for the best — that, with more and more
problems, eventually you will acquire that degree of care and
exactitude needed for correct algebraic manipulations. You need
not fear that you will run out of problems — this is an
endlessly-generating problem machine.

But above all, have fun, and remember that “practice makes perfect”.