Painless Algebra

Painless Algebra

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by Lynette Long Ph.D.
     
 

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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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764147159
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Painless Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
145,810
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Painless Algebra 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book will help middle school students, high school students, or even adults looking to sharpen their math skills. I got this book so my brain wouldn't turn to mush over my long school vacation. I recommend this book to pre-algebra students or excel algebra students like myself. It's quick, easy, and really painless!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wealth of information and very easy for people to read. I have never taken Algebra in school and find that I am picking up on it easly and quickly. The only problem I have found is that there aren't enough 'Brain Ticklers' Math problems at the end of each subject to help you get used to what you are already doing before moving on to the next subject.Moreover, there are no formulas in the answer section to show how they came to that answer, which presents a problem when you get an answer wrong it is very hard to find out where you made a mistake without rereading the whole section over.Even then, sometimes you still can't find out where you made the mistake and must continue on with the book in hopes that it doesn't present a problem for you later.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this so I could help my daughter with her upcoming Algebra class. I'd taken Algebra many years ago but had forgotten almost all of if. I found the book to be easy to follow and to-the-point. It's exactly what I was looking for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy-to-read, fun format.  Well structured to build on concepts as presented.  One caveat:  taking a square root of a negative number IS defined.  Early on, dividing by zero is properly presented as "undefined."  Unfortunately, in the ROOTS section, the term "undefined" is used to describe taking a square root of a negative number.  The biggest example of "defining" a concept is where imaginary numbers came from -- by definition, the square root of -1 is "i" usually represented by a lower-case script letter.  One of the best treatments of that in a book catering to this level of a learner was "We'll talk about that later" rather than insetting an absolute that will have to be "unlearned" some time in the future.  Not a deal-breaker, as otherwise the book rocks.
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LizHa More than 1 year ago
I'm the type that breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of the word Algebra. Until now! I picked this book up the other day to help me with an Algebra class and it FINALLY all makes sense to me. Very clear, very easy, very very very straight forward. I'm so grateful for this book and recommend it highly. I even created an account on B&N just so I could write this review, I think that highly of it.
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a_a93 More than 1 year ago
Painless Algebra really was painless. I used it with my son for Pre-Algebra just before high school. It provided a good foundation for Algebra 1. It was also painless for me, the parent, whose been out of school for many years!
PeteE More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent resource for middle school students. It is written with the student in mind and has example problems that students can test themselves on. It's written clearly and it is handy to carry around in a backpack. It can also help parents refresh their memory. I call it a must buy for any middle school and high school student.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was way to easy! To basic! I'm doing highschool work and already doing algebra! to easy...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very hard to understand. It wasn't clear and it was very confusing. I had to reread it several times but still I didn't get it. The chapters were much too short and didn't include everything I needed. I can't believe it's called 'Painless' when it really is more 'Painful'!