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Item #: 053122
ISBN: 9781601444080
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Algebra can be a very difficult course for many students who don't think abstractly. This book offers stepbystep, visual exercises using a balance scale to help with the understanding of 'balancing equations.' Similar to the format of the rest of the Balance Math series, this book additionally offers explanations and instruction for each step of the equation process. For example, the first page shows a balance scale that is level, having a 20 on the left pan and a square containing an x on the right pan. This would indicate that the two are equal. The next illustration shows a balance scale with the square containing the x on the left pan and a question mark (?) on the right pan. To the right of the illustrations is a box with these words, "From the 1st scale we know: 20 = x. Reversing the sides of an equation does not change its value. Therefore, x = 20 =?" Along with the verbiage is a fillin box where the student will answer "? = ____." The problems are presented as puzzles that engage and really make a student think, and progress from simple to complex. Some reviewtype pages are placed intermittently throughout the book just to make sure your student understands and can apply concepts. The back of the book offers tips for working with the balance scale visuals, and answers with explanations. The method used for teaching the steps of equations and solving them reminds me a little of the HandsOn Equations products. This would be a super introduction to algebra for younger children, a great tutorial for someone having difficulty with equations, or helpful practice for anyone wants to keep their skills sharp.  Donna

Item #: 005020
ISBN: 9780764142574
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Uses a storyline approach, putting skills in meaningful topics as concepts are "discovered" to solve real problems (albeit in an imaginary land). Covers: rules of behavior for numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, systems of two equations, quadratic equations, circles, ellipses, parabolas, polynomials, exponential functions and logarithms, simultaneous equations and matrices, series, permutations, combinations, the binomial formula, proofs by mathematical induction, and imaginary numbers.

Item #: 032422
ISBN: 9780071343077
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There is a joke making the rounds online that describes how many of us view word problems. It goes something like this, "If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?" If this describes you or your student, then let me tell you about this great resource.
Beginning with the foundational information of how to work word problems, each chapter then provides explanations of the differing types of word problems. Examples follow with detailed solutions. An additional 65 word problems are found at the end of the book (with answers) to provide more practice in all of the skill areas. The algebraic word problem skills covered include numbers; time, rate and distance; mixtures; coins; age; levers; finance; work; plane geometric figures; digits; solutions using two unknowns and quadratics. This practical resource will demystify pesky word problems in your student's math book, provide standardized testing preparation or provide supplemental practice for the Life of Fred curriculum. PB. 196 pgs. ~Deanne

Item #: 019568
ISBN: 9780071473668
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Item #: 067550
ISBN: 9780768937787
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Covers variables, expressions, equations, exponents, roots, polynomials and polynomial equations, absolute value, inequalities, systems of equations, and word problems. 268 pgs, pb.

Item #: 053572
ISBN: 9780984362998
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From America's Math Teacher, Richard W. Fisher, comes a very straightforward and logical approach to mastering algebraic concepts. From the beginning of the book to the end, each lesson builds on previous knowledge in a very 'nononsense' fashion. The book is divided into chapters – tools for algebra, solving equations, graphing and analyzing linear equations, solving and graphing inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions and geometry, quadratic equations, and algebra word problems. Every chapter is divided into lessons, and every lesson is one to two pages in length and follows the same format – introduction and explanation, helpful hints, examples, written exercises, review. There is even a final exam to assess the student's understanding. A reference section at the back of the book includes lists of formulas, symbols, multiplication table, prime numbers, squares and roots, fraction/decimal equivalents, and an answer key (not solutions). The author offers 6 steps to using this book so it will be the most effective. 1) Read the introduction that contains essential information on the topic and includes important terms and definitions and explanations. 2) Read the 'helpful hints' section that offers tips and shortcuts. 3) Go through the examples by writing them out on your own paper, which will aid in better understanding. 4) Work the exercises, and refer back to the 'helpful hints' as needed. 5) Complete the review section. 6) Correct your work. Seems pretty easy! The bonus for this book is the free online video lessons. Mr. Fisher, America's Math Teacher, will narrate students through the concept of each lesson as writing appears on a white board. He works through some examples (different from those found in the book) using visual prompts and making suggestions for ways to remember. He suggests that the student watch the video lesson before going to the book lesson. These short concise selfcontained lessons can change the world of algebra for your student. 280 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

Item #: 042824
ISBN: 9780970999511
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Item #: 065925
ISBN: 9781611030273
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You are only 1001 problems away from mastering the skills you need for algebra success. This book includes 1001 practice problems (not instruction), for prealgebra, linear equations and inequalities, polynomial expressions, rational expressions, radical expressions and quadratic equations, elementary functions, matrix algebra, and common algebra errors. Sharpen your algebra skills with sets of practice that become progressively more challenging. Answers and explanations are found at the back of the book, along with a glossary and instructions for how to access online practice tests. ~ Donna

Item #: 060831
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These Algebra tiles provide a useful way to introduce polynomials and operations. Use tiles to model problems to aid understanding of the zero principle, addition, subtraction and multiplication of polynomials. Each piece is dual colored to allow for versatility: five foam 6 cm x 6 cm (blue and red) pieces; ten strips of 6 cm x 1 cm (green/red) and twenty of 1 cm x 1 cm (red and yellow). Set of 35 foam tiles. ~ Ruth

Item #: 021558
ISBN: 9781438007755
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Have you ever felt like learning Algebra is like trying to learn a strange new language? If so, this book will show you how to translate "Math Talk" into "Plain English". Easy to understand explanations, stepbystep examples, and common pitfalls and mistakes make this a great resource for firsttime learners and reviewers alike. Topics covered include integers, solving single variable equations, solving inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities, exponents, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, and solving systems of equations. Several short "brain tickler" problem sets are interspersed throughout for practice. 350+ pgs., p/b ~ Anh

Item #: 042818
ISBN: 9780970999573
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Item #: 042823
ISBN: 9780970999528
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Item #: 045045
ISBN: 9781573105590
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Let's flex those algebra muscles! This is not only a great refresher course, but great preparation, instruction and review packed into 100 daily drills. Unlike similar books, there is generally a fair amount of instruction and modeling prior to working the problems. That, along with the bitesized lessons, makes this a good candidate for a selfstudy summertime course. Students will also appreciate the variety in format and questions. The book is divided into 12 sequential units, covering foundational skills through quadratic equations. Two different blank response sheets, each for a week's worth of workouts, are provided. Solutions are on the back of each halfpage set. Using this book in middle school would almost guarantee success in algebra; it allows your child to dip his toes and wade into the subject rather than be tossed in headfirst.

Item #: 050942
ISBN: 9780547873916
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Item #: 062241
ISBN: 9781895829549
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Item #: 036487
ISBN: 9780979252150
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For use with either 2nd or 3rd edition of Saxon Algebra 2.

Item #: 036210
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One side defines algebra terms and identifies the terms in an equation. The other side lists ten properties students will encounter in algebra (distributive property, FOIL, etc.).

Item #: 050943
ISBN: 9780547873930
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Item #: 034647
ISBN: 9780887249358
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Add some extra practice and review to your curriculum with the Skills for Success Algebra workbook. The book is divided into twelve sections connecting with algebra, using rules of algebra, writing linear equations, solving linear equations, graphing linear equations, applying linear equations, working with inequalities and absolute values, solving systems of linear equations, working with powers/exponents/polynomials, quadratic equations and factoring, calculating rational expressions, and applying rational equations and proportions. The topical organization make it easier to match the content with your curriculum. Each section includes practice pages, review, and a test; the number of pages varies by section. There are 128 pages and are reproducible for classroom and family use and answer keys are included. A little extra practice never hurts! ~ Donna

Item #: 055136
ISBN: 9781438000398
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Prepare for a better understanding and higher grades in Algebra 2. Separate chapters focus on linear functions, polynomial operations, functions and relations, absolute value functions, quadratic functions, complex numbers, polynomial functions, radical functions, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, graphs, & equations, sequences & series, and statistics. Explanations and examples are found throughout each chapter, and exercises are also included for practice of the concept. Presented in a selfstudy fashion, answers are found at the back of the book for quick checking. 590 pages. ~ Donna

Item #: 051915
ISBN: 9780740325526
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Item #: 036829
ISBN: 9780452297197
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After suggesting those who fear Algebra rename it "Algeblah, blah, blah," Danica tackles GCFs and LCMs with variables, factoring, solving for x, functions and relations, solving and graphing systems of linear equations, rate and motion problems, negative exponents, rules for exponents, square roots and radical expressions, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, and much more. See our website for a complete table of contents.

Item #: 057111
ISBN: 9781935800859
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Reviews prealgebra content. Covers algebraic expressions (value of and simplifying), solving equations, and simultaneous linear equations.

Item #: 027837
ISBN: 9780825163241
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Item #: 010805
ISBN: 9780673457752
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Item #: 060096
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This set of algebra tiles is specially designed for use with an overhead projector. It includes 60 red and blue transparent plastic 1cm squares (30 of each color), twenty 1x5cm bars (5 of each red and blue) and eight 5cm squares (4 of each color), as well as a clear 8”x11” tray for arranging and storage.  Laura

Item #: 001524
ISBN: 9781565774995
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This Homeschool Kit contains a nonconsumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. Solution manuals are NOT included.

Item #: 051935
ISBN: 9781934124048
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Item #: 062242
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Item #: 000702
ISBN: 9780887249525
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A very userfriendly introduction to prealgebraic concepts. This workbook contains skill introductions, practice problems, and drills for students needing review and extra practice or to challenge beginners. The book is divided into 11 sections with each section featuring student work pages, a review page, and a unit test. Each page covers a different prealgebraic concept or topic with a box on the top explaining the concept and giving an example of how to work it followed by 1020 student practice problems. Concepts covered include integers, variables, metric measures, formulas, operations, inequalities, properties, exponents, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, graphing, percents, rational numbers, square roots, the Pythagorean Theorem, probabilities, and much more. An answer key is included in the back with answers to all of the practice problems, reviews, and tests. The overall workbook is very clean and well organized with more practice per topic and less wasted space than the PreAlgebra (StepbyStep) workbook. It is comparable to the 100+ series in the number of practice problems, but explanations are better in this workbook. A very complete, easy to use workbook. ~ Megan
