I have been using Algebrator and it has helped a great deal. I find it very helpful as a check against my problems. I solve them manually and then use it to check my work.
I am a parent of an 8th grader:The software itself works amazingly well - just enter an algebraic equation and it will show you step by step how to solve and offer clear, brief explanations, invaluable for checking homework or reviewing a poorly understood concept. The practice test with printable answer key is a great self check with a seemingly endless supply of non-repeating questions. Just keep taking the tests until you get them all right = an A+ in math.
Ed Carly, IN
A friend recommended this software and it really helped me get all my homework done faster and right. I strongly recommend it.
Robert Davis, CA
Being able to see how to solve a problem step by step, double checking my work and getting the answer right make Algebrator the best software that I've bought all year.
Hillary Sill, VI.