Algebra Unplugged

Algebra Unplugged

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by Kenn Amdahl
     
 

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A lighthearted, sometimes irreverent introduction to the concepts, vocabulary and strategies of first year algebra. Designed for people who learn best by reading, it includes no exercises. Beginning with some pre algebra concepts, like working with fractions, it explains linear equations, quadratic equations and graphing in easy to understand, non frightening language… See more details below

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A lighthearted, sometimes irreverent introduction to the concepts, vocabulary and strategies of first year algebra. Designed for people who learn best by reading, it includes no exercises. Beginning with some pre algebra concepts, like working with fractions, it explains linear equations, quadratic equations and graphing in easy to understand, non frightening language. Ideal for people who think they hate math to read before they take the class or as a supplement during it. It provides an additional explanation to the confused and comfort for the fearful. For nearly twenty years this book has been helping math-phobes survive their most dreaded class.

Editorial Reviews

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - The Editor
A humorous introduction that stresses concepts rather than formulas to motivate the uninitiated or befuddled to approach the subject”(recommended additional reading, article on “algebra.”)
Phi Delta Kappan - Bruce Smith
It's a remarkable book...(that )covers pretty much all the topics of first-year algebra and a great deal of earlier math that many kids don’t really have a grip on. And they do it all in just 258 pages of remarkably readable and often hilarious text.
“Both of my daughters read the book. One, a true math-phobe probably managed to pass algebra in ninth grade as much because of this little book as because of her teacher.”
American Mathematical Monthly - The Editors
“An excellent and enjoyable book. Worth having several copies around to loan to students.”
MathSquad.com - The Staff
“One of our all-time favorite books. This book is aimed specifically at the math phobes. It is written in an up-beat, humorous style that avoids the usual 'math teacher jargon.' Totally cool!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962781575
Publisher:
Clearwater Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2013
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
194,425
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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