Sylvan Learning offers ‘screener’

Published 12:14 am Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sylvan Learning located in Washington is launching Fit 4 Algebra, a free online tool to help parents assess whether their child is on track for a critical gateway subject.

As the new school year gets under way, a just-released survey finds that most eighth- and ninth-graders consider algebra to be their toughest subject, and the same goes for parents who say advanced math, like algebra, tops the subjects they struggle with when helping their children with homework.

Sylvan Learning seeks to accomplish this with the launch of Fit 4 Algebra: Take the Algebra Fitness Challenge, an interactive online “screener” that parents can use to assess their children’s algebra readiness. It consists of a 21-question algebra-readiness check-up, which tests the key skills identified by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel as providing the basic foundation for algebra.

For more information about Sylvan Learning located in Washington, contact Becky Taylor at 252-946-7688 or by email at