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Painless Algebra (Barron's Painless)

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For students who are intimidated by all forms of math, here is a set of easy steps that lead to an understanding of elementary algebra. The author defines all terms, points out potential pitfalls in algebraic calculation, and makes problem solving a fun activity. New in this edition are painless approaches to understanding and graphing linear equations, solving systems of ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Barron's Educational Series (first published 1998)
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Sharondyck
Apr 09, 2009 Sharondyck rated it liked it
This book is quite easy to follow, with examples one can try, to make sure they are understanding the concepts. However, algebra has never been painless for me, and it's still not, even after reading this book. So I don't know about this "painless" claim.
Chris
Mar 24, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I already knew algebra, but I went through this book to see if it would be useful to some of my students who are currently taking Algebra and it does explain things super simply. It doesn't hit every single aspect, but it could be a useful classroom tool.
William
Oct 07, 2014 William rated it really liked it
Would def recommend for anyone struggling with the subject. Hits all the major points very smoothly. As a comprehensive review material, it leaves out a lot of detail.
Benson
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Fun read.
Rene
Sep 09, 2011 Rene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading this to refresh my memory! I have a middle schooler with lots of homework questions!
Tiffany
Feb 29, 2008 Tiffany is currently reading it
I am working on brushing up on Algebra so I can retake the exam at college to place in a higher class.
Adele
Jun 06, 2016 Adele rated it it was amazing
I will buy every book in this series as I take math classes. Really makes it painless. I don't know how they do it.
Krissi Bryant
Sep 03, 2012 Krissi Bryant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kristen
Sep 07, 2007 Kristen rated it liked it
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I used this book to help me break down algebra for tutoring. The process they take you through is in easy, bite-size chunks and helped the 6th graders I tutor immensely!
Kimberly Burnam
Aug 21, 2007 Kimberly Burnam rated it it was amazing
this book got me through algebra... it was my best friend for five months!
Michael Krauszer
Jul 19, 2016 Michael Krauszer rated it really liked it
I suck at math. This made me suck less. I recommend it.
Tanner
Jan 30, 2011 Tanner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a bit confusing at parts. I recommend this to Mrs. Gerhing!
Ckrippner
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If you need to brush up on your skills or tutor someone, this is a MUST!
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Great. Only wish that the "Brain Ticklers" had work throughs as well as the final answer.
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