Algebra II Made Simple

Algebra II Made Simple

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BN ID: 2940157507428
Publisher: TutaPoint Inc
Publication date: 07/10/2011
Series: High School Math Made Simple , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,157,927
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Kara Monroe is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Mathematics Education. Kara taught high school mathematics in Lakeland, Florida. Kara went on to join Ivy Tech Community College Richmond as the manager of instructional technology. While at Ivy Tech, Kara has earned her MBA from Jones International University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. Kara serves as the Executive Director of Finance, Facilities, and Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond. However, her passion remains with students in the classroom and she seeks every opportunity to teach and develop courses in mathematics, computer information systems, business, and education leadership.

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Algebra II Made Simple 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Igor_Math More than 1 year ago
Concepts like variable, expression, equation, system of equations, functions are not so easy and many students struggling during Algebra II math classes. This book can help them to see how such concepts are not so confusing. Reader can learn how to face to algebra problems, without deep theory diving and can see different methods for solving appropriate problems. Representative examples: Representative system of linear equations is selected and its solution is explained in details using 4 different methods: substitution, elimination, graphing and matrices. Of course, students need a lot of practice and one example can't enclose entire topic. But after explanation of examples, there is lot of exercises, all of them explained step-by-step. Operations on rational expressions are confusing for many students too. The author uses analogy with ordinary fractions operations and by my opinion it is the best way to teach such algebra concept. Finding rational roots of polynomial equation is virtuously described using Rational Root Theorem. Radical equations are also well explained using step-by-step solved exercises. Absolute value is described in geometrical manner. Maybe some visualization should be added. The equations and inequalities with absolute values are explained and it is very important regarding Algebra II course as preparation for pre-calculus and calculus courses. Maybe the quadratic formula should be explained in more details, especially putting emphasis on complex roots. Textual problem (from economy) is used as example for introducing exponential function. Logarithmic function is nicely explained, too. There is a set of examples which facilitate understanding concepts of composition of functions and inverse function. There are motivational notes like this one: "Sometimes you may need to try one or two different methods for solving a problem before you end up at the appropriate solution. Thus, Algebra II is a process that may require trial and error. DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE AN ERROR AND LEARN FROM IT!". By my opinion, that is the right way to force someone to understand how to learn math.
WWWNE More than 1 year ago
This book only has 18 pages and 15 exercises. Not worth the price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sample was stupid. Why on earth would I want to read the acknowlegements? Do not waste your time with the sample, just like I have wasted my time trying to warn you.
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Algebra is hard.
NH-Teacher_MS More than 1 year ago
As a certified high school mathematics teacher with tens years classroom experience, I have had the opportunity to teach Algebra II numerous times. I have also had the misfortune during these courses of seeing students struggle with some of the more abstract concepts that they encountered for the first time. Algebra II Made Simple is a pithy primer that helps students gain insight into key concepts by showing multiple examples using a step-by-step approach. This new addition has added clarity and additional examples to aid the student in his/her understanding. Algebra II Made Simple is highly recommended to all algebra II students and is a perfect resource when reviewing for quizzes and exams. Parents, I encourage you to get this for your algebra II student to help ensure his/her success. This instructor, holding an M.S. in Mathematics, gives this book and A!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author added some additional exercises and examples and this helped make this a good Algebra 2 resource.