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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series
cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series
authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun.
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FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Table of Contents
Chapter One: A Painless Beginning
Order of Operations
Properties of Numbers
Chapter Two: The Integers
What Are the Integers?
Which Is Greater?
What Sign Does the Answer Have?
Chapter Three: Solving Equations with
Defining the Terms
Solving More Equations
Chapter Four: Solving Inequalities
Chapter Five: Graphing Linear Equations
Graphing Lines by Plotting Points
Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Slope of a Line
Finding the Equation of a Line
Graphing Using Slope-Intercept Method
Chapter Six: Solving Systems of
Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities by Graphing
Chapter Seven: Exponents
Multiplying Exponents with Coefficients
Adding and Subtracting Exponential Expressions
Multiplying Exponential Expressions
Dividing Exponential Expressions
Raising to a Power
Chapter Eight: Roots and Radicals
Cube Roots and Higher
Chapter Nine: Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
The Quadratic Formula