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Whether you want to learn more about algebra, refresh your skills, or improve your classroom performance, Algebra Demystified is the perfect shortcut.
Knowing algebra gives you a better choice of jobs, helps you perform better in science, computing, and math courses, ups your score on competitive exams, and improves your ability to do daily computations. And there's no faster or more painless way to master the subject than Algebra Demystified! Entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller provides all the math background you need and uses practical examples, real data, and a totally different approach to life the "myst" from algebra.
With Algebra Demystified, you master algebra one simple step at a time--at your own speed. Unlike most books on the subject, general concepts are presented first --and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS:
- Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
- A 100-questions final exam for self-assessment
- An intensive focus on word problems and fractions--help where it's most often needed
- Detailed examples and solutions
Preface CHAPTER 1: Fractions CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Variables CHAPTER 3: Decimals CHAPTER 4: Negative Numbers CHAPTER 5: Exponents and Roots CHAPTER 6: Factoring CHAPTER 7: Linear Equations CHAPTER 8: Linear Applications CHAPTER 9: Linear Inequalities CHAPTER 10: Quadratic Equations CHAPTER 11: Quadratic Applications Appendix Final Review Index
This is a self-teaching guide for anyone who wants to learn, or to refresh their knowledge of, basic algebra without taking a formal course. Long computations are presented in a step-by-step format with one operation per step.
Unlike most books on algebra, this guide lets readers master algebra one simple step at a time--at their own speed. "Algebra Demystified" is loaded with diagrams to reinforce mathematical concepts, along with exercise sets, chapter ending quizzes, and final exams to master the material.
About the Author
Rhonda Huettenmueller has taught mathematics at the college level for over 10 years. Popular with students for her ability to make higher math understandable and even enjoyable, she incorporates many of her teaching techniques in this book. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of North Texas.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Fractions
CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Variables
CHAPTER 3: Decimals
CHAPTER 4: Negative Numbers
CHAPTER 5: Exponents and Roots
CHAPTER 6: Factoring
CHAPTER 7: Linear Equations
CHAPTER 8: Linear Applications
CHAPTER 9: Linear Inequalities
CHAPTER 10: Quadratic Equations
CHAPTER 11: Quadratic Applications