The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics identifies algebra as one of the five major content areas of the math curriculum to be studied in ALL grades. The Algebra Readiness series makes meeting this mandate easy and fun, even in the younger grades. Each book features six problem sets that give students practice in different problem-solving strategies and algebraic concepts. Students learn to identify variables, solve for the values of unknowns, identify and continue patterns, use logical reasoning, and so much more. Includes 10 full-color transparencies with problem-solving steps and word problems, perfect for whole-class learning.