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Just the critical concepts you need for cramming, homework help, and reference
Whether you're cramming, you're studying new material, or you just need a refresher, this compact guide gives you a concise, easy-to-follow review of the most important concepts covered in a typical Algebra I course. Free of review and ramp-up materials, it lets you skip right to the parts where you need the most help. It's that easy!
Set the scene — get the lowdown on everything you'll encounter in algebra, from words andsymbols to decimals and fractions
Plant your roots (and exponents) — find out how powers and roots factor into algebra problems
Play by the rules — follow alongside easy-to-grasp explanations to solve linear, quadratic, and cubic equations
Get a grip on graphing — learn how to graph a line, incorporate intercepts, and compute slopes
Tell a story — discover how to use algebra to solve everyday problems, from making sense of financial investments to calculating distance formulas
Open the book and find:
Quick, focused lessons on key topics
The basic rules of algebra
How to change decimals tofractions (and vice versa)
Guidance on getting numbers and variables to cooperate
Tips for facing the factoring method
When to use FOIL
How to work with inequalities
Sample equations for you to test your skills
Warning signs of algebraic pitfalls
Exactly what you need to know to ace Algebra I
The "must-know" formulas and equations
Concise coverage of key topics
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With its use of multiple variables, functions, and formulas algebra can be confusing and overwhelming to learn and easy to forget. Perfect for students who need to review or reference critical concepts, Algebra I Essentials For Dummies
provides content focused on key topics only, with discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra I course, from functions and FOILs to quadratic and linear equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.
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Relevant to Texas high school students needing to take their Algebra I end-of-course exam, this quick review product includes chapter-level reviews of topics comprising the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End-of-Courseand#160;Algebra Iand#160;exam and includes practice problems throughout as well as two model STAAR EOCand#160;Algebra Iand#160;exams.
A helpful review guide for the 300,000 Texas high school freshmen who annually needand#160;to pass the exam in order to graduate
Relevant to all Texas high school students needing to take the Algebra I end-of-course exam, this Quick Review includes and#160;practice problems and#160;and and#160;chapter-level reviews of topics comprising the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End-of-Course Algebra I exam.and#160;and#160;Applying the proven Quick Review methodology to the STAAR EOC Algebra I, each chapter targets one of the five Reporting Categories that comprise the exam:and#160;
- Functional Relationships
- Properties and Attributes of Functions
- Linear Functions
- Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Quadratics and Other Nonlinear Functions
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About the Author
JORGE A. JACQUEZ has a Masterandrsquo;s degree, Instructional Specialist in Math, from UTEP, as well as a Grades 8andndash;12 Mathematics Teacher certification and a Grades 4andndash;8 Mathematics and Science Teacher certification. Having spent many years teaching eighth through twelfth grade math classes, currently he is a Precalculus/Pre-AP Calculus teacher at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Setting the Scene for Actions in Algebra.
Chapter 2: Examining Powers and Roots.
Chapter 3: Ordering and Distributing: The Business of Algebra.
Chapter 4: Factoring in the First and Second Degrees.
Chapter 5: Broadening the Factoring Horizon.
Chapter 6: Solving Linear Equations.
Chapter 7: Tackling Second-Degree Quadratic Equations.
Chapter 8: Expanding the Equation Horizon.
Chapter 9: Reconciling Inequalities.
Chapter 10: Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities.
Chapter 11: Making Algebra Tell a Story.
Chapter 12: Putting Geometry into Story Problems.
Chapter 13: Grappling with Graphing.
Chapter 14: Ten Warning Signs of Algebraic Pitfalls.