FAQ

•  Do you accept school purchase orders?

Yes, school purchase orders are accepted!  Simply email schools@allthingsalgebra.com with

1) the resource(s) you are interested in,
2) whether you are purchasing nontransferable or transferable licenses,
3) how many teachers will be using each resource, and
4) any specific information you need from me

I will reply with a quote for you to use for a purchase order approval.  Once approved, an invoice will be sent.  Teachers will be able to individually download their materials directly from the site.  If transferable licenses are purchased, materials can be unassigned and reassigned to teachers to accommodate changes in staffing.

•  What is the difference between a nontransferable and transferable license?

non-transferable license is purchased and assigned to one individual teacher, and can not be reassigned or transferred if there is a change in staffing (a teacher leaves, retires, changes grade levels/courses, etc.)  A non-transferable license can not be reclaimed by another teacher.  This type of license is most appropriate for a teacher purchasing a license for their own use.

transferable license also purchased and assigned to one individual teacher, however, this type of license can be reassigned if there is a change in staffing. This type of license is only available for and  most appropriate for schools districts.

•  Do you offer bulk discounts?

Bulk discounts are offered to schools purchasing transferable licenses.  For each resource, a 10% discount is applied for a minimum of two transferable licenses and 20% discount is applied for a minimum of ten transferable licenses.  Bulk discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

•  How is this site different from TpT?

It’s not really different at all!  This is just another option for teachers and schools to purchase. You can choose to either purchase from here or TpT.  All TpT purchases can be accessed from TpT and all purchases from this site can be accessed from your account here.  I will continue to update and maintain all materials on both websites.

•  Why do some bundles contain activities and others not?

When I wrote the Algebra 1 Curriculum and Geometry Curriculum, I already had a plethora of activities to start the bundle with.  Moving forward in writing other courses, I prefer to write the instructional materials first (warm-ups, notes, homework assignments, and assessments).  Once the instructional materials are complete, I release the activities portion.  This ensures that all activities align with the curriculum materials!  If you are purchasing Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 2, or PreCalculus, there are activity bundles available.

•  Can I share the resources with my department or colleagues?

The purchase includes a license for one teacher only (yourself!).  If another colleague wishes to use any part of a curriculum bundle, please direct them to my TpT store to purchase that item individually.  If they are having trouble locating the resource, reach out to me at allthingsalgebra@gmail.com and I can direct you to the resource.

•  Can I post these materials online?

No part of this resource may be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students. This includes videos.

•  Do the materials follow specific state standards?

Because the standards in each state can differ, it is impossible for me to create a one-size fits all curriculum. A complete list of topics included in each curriculum can be downloaded here so you can compare to your own curriculum and standards.

•  Do the materials follow a certain textbook?

While I use many textbooks as a reference, I do not follow a particular book.  I frequently rearrange material in a way that I feel makes the most sense and works well within the curriculum as a whole.

•  What schedule are the daily lesson based on?

For the most part, the lessons are designed to work within a 50-55 minute daily period.  However, you may find that you need more time in certain cases if you wish to incorporate activities for extra practice.

•  What format are the files in?

Most all files are PDFs.  The assessments (quizzes and test) are also available in PowerPoint so you can tweak individual problems to create multiple versions.  There are also several PowerPoint games included in the activities.

•  Are the files editable?

The only files offered in an editable form at this time are the assessments.

•  I’m having issues printing the materials.  Any insight?

Be sure you are using the most up-to-date version of Adobe Reader.  Do not use “Preview” on a MAC to view or print the files.  This generally solves all printing issues.

•  I think I found an error in the answer key.  Can I get it fixed? 

Yes!  Due to the quick turn around in getting these units out and available to use in the classroom, occasional errors in the answer keys slip by.  If you spot an answer that you believe is incorrect, please email me at allthingsalgebra@gmail.com and I will take a look and get it fixed right away.

•  Will I have access to the materials if they have been updated?

If I update a resource or add an activity to a bundle, you can simply re-download the bundle from your account to access the new item.

•  Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, due to the digital nature of these resources, there are no refunds.  Please check out my resources on TpT, read through the feedback, and look at previews of various files.  My resources have over 110,000 perfect ratings!  If you are unsure of how you can effectively use these materials in your classroom, please reach out to me at allthingsalgebra@gmail.com and I can certainly assist.

•  Have more questions? 

Consider joining my All Things Algebra Community on Facebook.  There are over 2,700 teachers in the group that use my materials daily.  It provides a great place to connect with other teachers in your own state that are also using my materials. 

You are also welcome to email me any specific questions at allthingsalgebra@gmail.com.

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