In the early 1990’s with the introduction of Radio Shack and other Personal Computers the Professor’s software now allowed students to use the Algebra tutorials at home. Called AlgebraX, the software was an immediate hit and reviewed favorably in many newspapers. The New York Times noted that at that time there were many “game-like educational programs for young children” and then describing AlgebraX concluded that “sometimes a more straight-forward approach can be refreshing, especially for older students.”
The San-Antonio Express-News interviewed a parent who “felt uneasy when her daughter started taking Algebra.” The parent “knew the she was going to ask me for help, and I knew that my math skills weren’t up to it.” Then she got a copy of AlgebraX and “started practicing at her office terminal during her lunch hour.” The parent continued, saying “I was skeptical at first, but I’m actually getting pretty good.’
In the ensuing years, Professor Weissman added tutorials for other courses, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Trigonometry and Introduction to Statistics and renamed his software, Math911.
Just recently, the Algebra component was modified to run directly from the ubiquitous USB Flash drive with no hard drive install required. Algebra In A Flash is just one component of Math911.