This is the best book around to teach the essentials of pre-algebra and first-year algebra in an easy-to-follow, low-anxiety way.
Basic Algebra makes complex ideas simple:
• Teaching material is broken down into one- or two-page lessons, each explaining a single principle
• Clear explanations mean a minimum of intervention is required
• Can be used for self-instruction or as a classroom text
• A special section with practice exercises follows each lesson
• Chapter checkout tests reinforce individual lessons