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The fun and easy way to prepare for more complex algebra
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken Algebra II has more than doubled in the last two decades. And now, with a greater emphasis on advanced algebra in standardized tests, the demand for advanced guidance is growing. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies provides students and teachers with fun, engaging, and effective ways to prepare for exams. Building on the concepts taught in basic algebra, this hands-on guide broadens students skill sets through exercises that take a closer look at advanced math such as quadratic equations; polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; irrational and complex numbers; and graphing inequalities. Although the workbook functions independently, it can also be cross-referenced with Algebra II For Dummies.
Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) has more than 30 years experience as a teacher of higher mathematics. She is the author of Algebra For Dummies (0-7645-5325-9), Algebra Workbook For Dummies (0-7645-8467-7), and Algebra II For Dummies (0-471-77581-9).
Synopsis
From radical problems to rational functions — solve equations with easeDo you have a grasp of Algebra II terms and concepts, but can't seem to work your way through problems? No fear — this hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of Algebra II problems in an easy, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, inequalities, graphs, sequences, sets, and more!
100s of Problems!
- Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
- Get the inside scoop on complex numbers and matrices
- Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations
- Use algebra in practical applications with confidence
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* Use algebra in practical applications with confidence
Synopsis
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken Algebra II has more than doubled in the last two decades. And now, with a greater emphasis on advanced algebra in standardized tests, the demand for advanced guidance is growing. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies provides students and teachers with fun, engaging, and effective ways to prepare for exams. Building on the concepts taught in basic algebra, this hands-on guide broadens students' skill sets through exercises that take a closer look at advanced math such as quadratic equations; polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; irrational and complex numbers; and graphing inequalities. Although the workbook functions independently, it can also be cross-referenced with Algebra II For Dummies.
Synopsis
From radical problems to rational functions -- solve equations with ease
Do you have a grasp of Algebra II terms and concepts, but can't seem to work your way through problems? No fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of Algebra II problems in an easy, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, inequalities, graphs, sequences, sets, and more!
100s of Problems!
* Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
* Get the inside scoop on complex numbers and matrices
* Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations
* Use algebra in practical applications with confidence
About the Author
Mary Jane Sterling is also the author of Algebra For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, Algebra I CliffsStudySolver, and Algebra II CliffsStudySolver. She has been teaching at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for over 25 years. Mary Jane enjoys working with her students both in the classroom and out, and she spends her free time on Kiwanis Family projects.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Homing In on the Basics.
Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra.
Chapter 2: Handling Quadratic (and Quadratic-Like) Equations and Inequalities.
Chapter 3: Rooting Out the Rational, the Radical, and the Negative.
Chapter 4: Graphing for the Good Life.
Part II: Functions.
Chapter 5: Formulating Functions.
Chapter 6: Specializing in Quadratic Functions.
Chapter 7: Plugging In Polynomials.
Chapter 8: Acting Rationally with Functions.
Chapter 9: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Part III: Conics and Systems of Equations.
Chapter 10: Any Way You Slice It: Conic Sections.
Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Linear Equations.
Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Non-Linear Equations and Inequalities.
Part IV: Other Good Stuff: Lists, Arrays, and Imaginary Numbers.
Chapter 13: Getting More Complex with Imaginary Numbers.
Chapter 14: Making Headway with Matrices.
Chapter 15: Going Out of Sequence with Sequences and Series.
Chapter 16: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sets and Counting.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Basic Graphs.
Chapter 18: Ten Special Sequences and Their Sums.
Index.