If you think algebra has to be boring, confusing and unrelated to anything in the real world, think again! Written in a humorous, conversational style, this book gently nudges students toward success in pre-algebra and Algebra I. Its engaging Q&A format, conversational style, lively educational cartoons and helpful practice problems have students saying they actually enjoy learning algebra!
The Algebra Survival Guide also provides great tips for teachers that can greatly boost students’ understanding of this important, but often confusing subject. The author, Josh Rappaport, a math tutor with 25 years of experience, has a finely honed sense of what students will find confusing, and he knows how to explain these concepts in a way that students truly understand.
The Algebra Survival Guide covers many Common Core standards, as well as meeting the Standards 2000 of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Its 12 content chapters tackle all the trickiest topics: Properties, Sets of Numbers, Order of Operations, Absolute Value, Exponents, Radicals, Factoring, Cancelling, Solving Equations, the Coordinate Plane and yes even those dreaded Word Problems.