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Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This ...
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Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies

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Overview

Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical pre-algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts.

The Essentials For Dummies Series
Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470640708
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 287,684
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Zegarelli is a math tutor and author of several books, including Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Arming Yourself with Math Basics.

Chapter 2: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions.

Chapter 3: Say What? Making Sense of Word Problems.

Chapter 4: Figuring Out Fractions.

Chapter 5: Deciphering Decimals.

Chapter 6: Puzzling Out Percents.

Chapter 7: Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Word Problems.

Chapter 8: Using Variables in Algebraic Expressions.

Chapter 9: X’s Secret Identity: Solving Algebraic Equations.

Chapter 10: Decoding Algebra Word Problems.

Chapter 11: Geometry: Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume.

Chapter 12: Picture It! Graphing Information.

Chapter 13: Ten Essential Math Concepts.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Love it!

    I found it easy to use. I needed a book that would break down in terms I could understand. I found this one to be exactly what I wanted.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2014

    There are two problems with this book: (1) The order of the pres

    There are two problems with this book: (1) The order of the presentation is unusual, but the clarity of the presentation helps to make up for that. (2) The book has NO PROBLEMS! I've never seen a book explain math concepts without offering some problems for the reader to test his / her new skills. This means that I have to go find another book that provides problems for me to evaluate whether the skills in this book have actually been learned.

    On the plus side, this book is concise yet clear. I know some complain that it starts at the level of basic arithmetic and its notation, but some students taking algebra need such a refresher before jumping into the meatier topics.

    THREE STARS for being a clearly written book but not a complete learning experience for algebra.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    highly recommended

    got this book to help me understand pre-algebra in order to help my grandson with his homework. very helpful. made sense. very glad I purchased this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Cave

    I meant 12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    MATING/DATING SITE

    Whee you meet new cats. Must be a cat with parents permiason.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    A great book for refrence

    Thank you mark zegrelli

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Pathetic

    I new the material displayed in the book in fourth grade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Sample is not worth it

    When you get the sample all it teahes you is how to subtract multiply add and divide basicaly the stuff you learn in 1st grade

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Um

    If you get the sample it tells you how to add subtract multiply and divide!LAME!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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