Synopses & Reviews
If you think algebra has to be boring, confusing and unrelated to anything in the real world, think again Written in a humorous, conversational style, this book gently nudges students toward success in pre-algebra and Algebra I. With its engaging question/answer format and helpful practice problems, glossary and index, it is ideal for homeschoolers, tutors and students striving for classroom excellence. It features funky icons and lively cartoons by award-winning Santa Fe artist Sally Blakemore, an Emergency Fact Sheet tear-out poster, and even an Algebra Wilderness board game guaranteed to help students steer clear of Negatvieland--and have fun.The Algebra Survival Guide is the winner of a Paretns' Choice award, and it meets the Standards 2000 of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Its 12 content chapters tackle all the trickiest topics: Properties, Sets of Numbers, Order of Operations, Absolute Value, Exponents, Radicals, Factoring, Cancelling, Solving Equations, the Coordinate Plane and yes even those dreaded word problems. The Guide is loaded with practice problems and answers, and its 288 pages give students the boost they need in a style they'll enjoy to master the skills of algebra.
Praised by leading educational journals, the Algebra Survival Guide uses humor, cartoons, and crystal- clear explanations to help students tackle the trickiest topics of pre-algebra and Algebra I. The text features a lively question-and-answer format, step-by-step instructions, and practice problems with answer. Also includes a tear-out "Emergency Fact Sheet" poster and a board game. 288 pages + posters + board game.