Algebra I Essentials for Dummies

Algebra I Essentials for Dummies

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With its use of multiple variables, functions, and formulas algebracan be confusing and overwhelming to learn and easy to forget.Perfect for students who need to review or reference criticalconcepts, Algebra I Essentials For Dummies provides contentfocused on key topics only, with discrete explanations of criticalconcepts taught in a typical Algebra I course, from functions andFOILs to quadratic and linear equations. This guide is also aperfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebraconcepts as they help students with homework assignments, as wellas for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just needa refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials ForDummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing tostudy new material, or who just need a refresher can have aconcise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entirecourse by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. Fromalgebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authorsfocus on the skills students most need to succeed in asubject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 199.58g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470618345
  • 9780470618349
  • 88,715

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Just the critical concepts you need for cramming, homework help, and reference Whether you're cramming, you're studying new material, or you just need a refresher, this compact guide gives you a concise, easy-to-follow review of the most important concepts covered in a typical Algebra I course. Free of review and ramp-up materials, it lets you skip right to the parts where you need the most help. It's that easy!

Set the scene -- get the lowdown on everything you'll encounter in algebra, from words andsymbols to decimals and fractions

Plant your roots (and exponents) -- find out how powers and roots factor into algebra problems

Play by the rules -- follow alongside easy-to-grasp explanations to solve linear, quadratic, and cubic equations

Get a grip on graphing -- learn how to graph a line, incorporate intercepts, and compute slopes

Tell a story -- discover how to use algebra to solve everyday problems, from making sense of financial investments to calculating distance formulas

Open the book and find:

Quick, focused lessons on key topics

The basic rules of algebra

How to change decimals tofractions (and vice versa)

Guidance on getting numbers and variables to cooperate

Tips for facing the factoring method

When to use FOIL

How to work with inequalities

Sample equations for you to test your skills

Warning signs of algebraic pitfalls

Learn to:

Exactly what you need to know to ace Algebra I

The "must-know" formulas and equations

Concise coverage of key topics
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Setting the Scene for Actions in Algebra. Chapter 2: Examining Powers and Roots. Chapter 3: Ordering and Distributing: The Business ofAlgebra. Chapter 4: Factoring in the First and Second Degrees. Chapter 5: Broadening the Factoring Horizon. Chapter 6: Solving Linear Equations. Chapter 7: Tackling Second-Degree Quadratic Equations. Chapter 8: Expanding the Equation Horizon. Chapter 9: Reconciling Inequalities. Chapter 10: Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities. Chapter 11: Making Algebra Tell a Story. Chapter 12: Putting Geometry into Story Problems. Chapter 13: Grappling with Graphing. Chapter 14: Ten Warning Signs of Algebraic Pitfalls. Index.
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About Mary Jane Sterling

Mary Jane Sterling is professor ofmathematics at Bradley University.She is the author of many booksincluding Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition and Algebra Workbook For Dummies.
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