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Algebra I For Dummies

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful, simple and clear explanations

I am 55 years old and re-taking math classes so I can take Trigonometry and Calculus. I was scared to death (like many other older students) going into my college Elementary Algebra class because I had done so miserably in Algebra in high school 40 years ago. Our coll...
I am 55 years old and re-taking math classes so I can take Trigonometry and Calculus. I was scared to death (like many other older students) going into my college Elementary Algebra class because I had done so miserably in Algebra in high school 40 years ago. Our college textbook for Elementary Algebra didn't always explain things clearly enough for me. I went to this Dummies book a lot. It is easy to read as well as humorous in places. I found it particularly helpful in learning to solve word problems and I have that chapter in this book marked up as much as my textbook! If you already know Algebra pretty well you may find this book too easy. But, for someone like me who was scared to death because of my past failure this book was a godsend. Like any subject you are trying to conquer, you must put in the study time. I learned many years ago that using supplemental books like this give me a little bit of a different perspective on a subject that just may help tweak something in my gray matter to cement a concept in. Please note that I also used this along with the two other books I recommend below.

posted by Anonymous on July 30, 2005

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the money

This book is impossible to understand. It has been 15 years since I have taken an algebra course and bought this to brush up on math, before a chem course this summer. I thought I understood the basics, then I read this and became completely confused. My husband who is...
This book is impossible to understand. It has been 15 years since I have taken an algebra course and bought this to brush up on math, before a chem course this summer. I thought I understood the basics, then I read this and became completely confused. My husband who is a scientist and works with algebra on a daily bases, agreed that the teaching technique in this book does not make sense. There are no examples to test what you have learned. All the examples are worked out for you step by step.

posted by Anonymous on April 8, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2005

    Wonderful, simple and clear explanations

    I am 55 years old and re-taking math classes so I can take Trigonometry and Calculus. I was scared to death (like many other older students) going into my college Elementary Algebra class because I had done so miserably in Algebra in high school 40 years ago. Our college textbook for Elementary Algebra didn't always explain things clearly enough for me. I went to this Dummies book a lot. It is easy to read as well as humorous in places. I found it particularly helpful in learning to solve word problems and I have that chapter in this book marked up as much as my textbook! If you already know Algebra pretty well you may find this book too easy. But, for someone like me who was scared to death because of my past failure this book was a godsend. Like any subject you are trying to conquer, you must put in the study time. I learned many years ago that using supplemental books like this give me a little bit of a different perspective on a subject that just may help tweak something in my gray matter to cement a concept in. Please note that I also used this along with the two other books I recommend below.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    I need some feedback please!

    I took the advice of some of the reviewers and purchased the hardcopy and the workbook that goes with it. I'm really surprised and proud of how far I'm come in just a few days! I'm on Chapter 9 in the workbook and think/hope I've come across a typo because simplifying and factoring algebraic fractions has caused me to hit a wall. I'm looking at problem #9 in the ninth chapter. They show where they work it out and my answer agrees with that, but what they show as the answer in bold differs by one power in the variable. Can anyone verify this? Many thanks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    my review

    this book rocks! It really helps me with Algebra! This book is great.

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