Algebra Survival Guide by Josh Rappaport
A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled

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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. With its engaging question/answer format and helpful practice problems, glossary and index, it is ideal for homeschoolers, tutors and students striving for classroom excellence. It features funky icons and lively cartoons by award-winning Santa Fe artist Sally BlakemoreThe Algebra Survival Guide is the winner of a Paretns' Choice award, and it meets 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. The Guide is loaded with practice problems and answers, and its pages give students the boost they need in a style they'll enjoy to master the skills of algebra.
 

About Josh Rappaport

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Josh Rappaport, recipient of the outstanding Young Educator award, is a teacher and tutor in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to writing the Algebra Survival Guide, Josh writes for thousands of subscribers worldwide in the online newsletter, the Algebra Times, available through his website, www.algebrawizard.com. Josh also gives workshops nationwide on algebra and other math topics. Josh received a B.A. from St. John's College, an M.A. in print journalism from the University of MIssouri, and a B.S. in education from the University of New MExico. He's taught both junior high and high school in the Santa Few Public Schools, and has run the "Now I Get It!" Learning Center in Santa Fe for the last 12 years.
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Singing Turtle Press. 276 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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