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Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled

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It's no secret that algebra gives students the 'jitters, ' and word problems give them the 'shakes.' As a dastardly duo, the word problems of algebra are just about as nerve-wracking as anything in the teenage years. But now there's a new book that rescues students from this combination of confusion: the Algebra Survival Guide, Second Edition.

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Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Singing Turtle Press (first published December 18th 1999)
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Lisa
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: motivated students needing to review Alg 1
Shelves: nonfiction
I checked this book out with the hopes that it would be helpful with an Algebra 2 student I am working with. This book would be a good review for a student getting ready to start Algebra 2, but the material covers the simplest material throughout the year in Algebra 1.
The material is organized logically and as simply as possible. This book is not filled with words, but with math problems. The biggest problem with this book would be getting a 9th or 10th grade student to sit down with it by thems
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Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Did you barely survive algebra? Did you find it confusing and unrelated to anything in your world? Or have you made your class selections for the upcoming school year and Algebra is in your future? Or are you like me and just got lost in the vocabulary? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, I suggested you check out “Algebra Survival Guide: A conversational handbook for the thoroughly befuddled.” This little gem is written by Josh Rappaport who was an Algebra tutor for 100s
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Susan
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is exactly what the title says - it is not a book for algebra whizzes or for those that want to know the extended math theory behind algebra. It DOES take you through Algebra I step-by-step. The think I like about it is that it breaks the algebra down methodically and each skill builds on the next. My daughter was struggling with Algebra, and by picking and choosing problems from the book, along with the accompanying workbook, I was able to pinpoint EXACTLY which concepts were giving h ...more
Mark
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very clear and helpful book. Kindle version has some formatting issues and math errors due to conversion problems. Print version is accurate.
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