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You, too, can understand algebra–just ask Dr. Math
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Getting ready to take your first algebra class? Don't panic. Making the leap from the concrete world of numbers and real objects to the abstract world of letters and symbols doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds. Dr. Math^{®}–the popular online math resource for students, parents, and teachers–is here to help!
Students just like you have been turning to Dr. Math for years asking questions about math problems, and the math doctors at The Math Forum have helped them find the answers with lots of clear explanations and helpful hints. Now, with Dr. MathÒ Gets You Ready for Algebra, you'll learn just what it takes to succeed in this subject. You'll find the answers to dozens of real questions from students who needed help understanding the basic math concepts in a typical pre-algebra class. You'll learn all about basic algebraic operations and their connections to the real world. Pretty soon, everything from integers to single-variable equations will make sense. Plus, you'll get plenty of tips for working with tricky problems.
You won't find a better introduction to the world and language of algebra anywhere!
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The Math Forum--a well-known, award-winning Web site--presents a delightful question-and-answer book that prepares grades eight and up for algebra, featuring real-life questions from kids and authoritative answers from top math teachers.
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From the #1 online math resource for parents, students, and teachers, a question-and-answer book that gets kids ready for algebra
For more than a decade, kids have been writing to Dr. Math at the award-winning Math Forum Web site with questions about their math problems. And the math doctors at The Math Forum have been replying with clear explanations and helpful hints. Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra helps prepare kids for one of the biggest leaps in their math learning experience the jump from the concrete world of numbers and real objects to the abstract world of letters and symbols. It includes dozens of letters from kids who ve had trouble understanding the basic math concepts used in algebra, along with answers from top math teachers. Topics covered include basic operations, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, equations in one variable, and much more.
The Math Forum@Drexel, established in 1992, is an award-winning Web site and the most popular math resource for students and teachers in elementary and secondary math courses.
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You, too, can understand algebra-just ask Dr. Math??!Getting ready to take your first algebra class? Don't panic. Making the leap from the concrete world of numbers and real objects to the abstract world of letters and symbols doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds. Dr. Math??-the popular online math resource for students, parents, and teachers-is here to help!
Students just like you have been turning to Dr. Math for years asking questions about math problems, and the math doctors at The Math Forum have helped them find the answers with lots of clear explanations and helpful hints. Now, with Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra, you'll learn just what it takes to succeed in this subject. You'll find the answers to dozens of real questions from students who needed help understanding the basic math concepts in a typical pre-algebra class. You'll learn all about basic algebraic operations and their connections to the real world. Pretty soon, everything from integers to single-variable equations will make sense. Plus, you'll get plenty of tips for working with tricky problems.
You won't find a better introduction to the world and language of algebra anywhere!
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THE MATH FORUM @ Drexel (www.mathforum.org) is an award-winning Web site and one of the most popular online math resources for students and teachers. The Math Forum offers answers to all kinds of math questions, prepared by a team of math experts. It also keeps archives of previous questions and answers, hosts online communities, and posts several "problems of the week."
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
PART 1: Fundamental Operations
1. Introduction to Algebraic Thinking.
2. Variables.
3. Exponents.
4. Large and Small Numbers.
5. Order of Operations.
6. Distributive Property and Other Properties.
Resources on the Web.
PART 2: Integers.
1. Coordinate Graphing of Integers.
2. Origin of Integers.
3. Adding and Subtracting Integers.
4. Multiplying and Dividing Integers.
5. Absolute Value.
Resources on the Web.
PART 3: Real Numbers.
1. Rational Numbers.
2. Factoring.
3. Squares and Square Roots.
4. Irrational Numbers.
5. Pi.
6. Real Numbers.
Resources on the Web.
PART 4: Equations with Variables.
1. Solving Basic Equations.
2. Graphing Equations.
3. Equivalent Equations.
Resources on the Web.
PART 5: Algebra Applications.
1. Ratio and Proportion.
2. Area and Perimeter.
3. Distance, Rate, and Time Problems.
4. Rate of Work Problems.
Resources on the Web.
Glossary.
Index.