Algebra Unplugged

Algebra Unplugged


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Algebra Unplugged by Kenn Amdahl

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780962781575
Publisher: Clearwater Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 684,299
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Kenn Amdahl is the author of There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings; Joy Writing: Discover and Develop Your Creative Voice; Jumper and the Bones; The Land of Debris and the Home of Alfredo and co author (with Jim Loats, Ph.D.) of both Algebra Unplugged and Calculus for Cats.

Jim Loats, Ph.D, is a professor of mathematics at Metro State College in Denver Colorado. He is well known for his work in teaching prospective teachers how to teach math. He co authored Algebra Unplugged and Calculus for Cats with Kenn Amdahl.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a student who somehow stumbled through algebra, calc and differenial equations I wish that this book had existed when I started out. It revealed 'secrets' of algebra to me that would have made my life much easier had I known about it. Have you ever wondered whether algebra is just some game? Read this book to find out the rules. I couldn't put this book down and ended up finishing it in 3 days. It was a nice easy read with just the right mixture of humor and facts. I suggest that anyone who will take, is taking or has taken an algebra course should read this book. They give you great insight without pounding you on the head with a bunch of homework!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solve. This book demystifies instructions in math textbooks that leave most of us wondering "how?". 'Splains a lot.
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Uh ok kind of cool idk