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We purchased the entire curriculum package to help my son bring up his SAT scores We also purchased the entire Geometry course and worked them side-by-side My son scored 1175 on the SAT earlier in the year and needed a 1200 to gain a scholarship After talking to some parents who had gone through the same thing they had told me that the most they were able to gain in the second (and even third) testing was 10 additional points and could not break the 1200 barrier We plowed ahead with the Key-to's in spite of this hoping for the best!I can attest that you get a lot of bang for your buck! These aren't flashy textbooks or workbooks but the content is easy to understand and sequential Each booklet covers a different topic/skill to master You get plenty of practice without it being overwhelming The answer key helps explain the concepts thoroughly and what pitfalls to watch for Even I had many "Aha! Now I understand why!" moments while going through these with my son I had Algebra in high school and I really didn't understand what I was doing or why but the Key-to's helped take away my fear of being able to teach Algebra After completing all the workbooks my son improved his SAT score by a whopping 90 points and he gained an academic scholarship! I can't thank Key-to enough for this helpful course! My math-phobic daughter is now using these and she enjoys them (that's a BIG accomplishment in itself to say that she "enjoys" anything having to do with math)! These workbooks may be considered "too easy" for your typical math genius but for my artistic right-brained math-phobic daughter these were perfect She gets overwhelmed with too many explanations too much logical detail etc that her brain shuts down as her frustration levels go up! The Key-to's were perfect for her She could read them and easily understand the concepts and she gained confidence as she completed each assignment The concept would be introduced and examples laid out of how to do the problem and a page or two of large-type problems to work This was enough for her She wants to take the problem apply the method to solving the problem and be done with it This may sound like a pitfall but realistically she will never be an engineer astronaut or architect (hopefully she'll marry one! ;) But these are plenty adequate for a complete Algebra course!I like how the concepts are broken down into little booklets that are easy to carry around The 10 booklets are less than a quarter-inch thick and printed on newsprint-type paper (nothing glossy) It's so easy to grab the booklets and go to piano lessons I can sit and check their work while they play or they can work in them while a sibling is engaged in their piano lesson It's so nice not having to carry a bulky textbook around Whenever anyone asks me "What math curriculum do you use?" I say "KEY TO all the way!"
November 8, 2012
We love these at our house It makes Algebra not so daunting This has a nice handwritten quality that is attractive to even younger students Plus the answer keys are easy to follow!
February 20, 2007
Excellent Review Books
For students who are struggling with algebra or students who need to review before they go on to more advanced math classes, these workbooks are wonderful. They have great examples followed by enough problems for the student to gain the practice they need. The set isn't as comprehensive as a traditional algebra course but I do recommend it for review. I use them for tutoring. Note that the answers are not in the workbooks--they are in the Answers & Notes books (one for books 1-4, one for books 5-7, and another for books 8-10). There is also a set of books that have pretests and post tests and answer keys for those.
July 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Superb introduction to algebra
I am not, NOT a math brain teaching a non-math-brained kid, so discovering a logical, sequential explanation that makes few presuppositions is refreshing, to say the least. One huge benefit is that the math calculations aspect, at least in the beginning books, is minimized to allow students to work with algebraic concepts but not struggle with the number crunching. We are a no-calculators-allowed family, so this is a big plus. Generally it is pretty easy. I will follow this series up with a standard Algebra 1 text. For some the easy nature of the examples and practice problems may be off-putting. For us it's a perfect fit.
September 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
The Key to Algebra set of workbooks (like the other Key To workbooks) are a great supplemental resource. I highly recommend them.
June 14, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
I used them with my other 6 children and loved them. Easy way to get Math.
Rita V on Oct 19, 2017
work can be doe in the book
robert a on Sep 7, 2017
I used them with my other 6 children and loved them. Easy way to get Math.
Rita V on Oct 19, 2017
My friend told me about this set of books.
Joanna B on Sep 19, 2017
work can be doe in the book
robert a on Sep 7, 2017
Fantastic highly recommended resource. Easy to learn, easy to teach
Jason V on Aug 28, 2017
This is the math curriculum that his co-op with the home school community will be using :)
Michael J on Jul 24, 2017
The Key to... math books are very thorough in practice for each of their subjects.
Great for practicing and understanding the subject matter.
Maggie K on Jul 15, 2017
This is one of the curriculum choices approved by our local school district for offsite learning in conjunction with the parent partnership program that we are part of.
Sharron H on Jul 7, 2017
It was recommended by my consultant to help my child with math.
Christy R on Jul 3, 2017
good review of the basics
Gena R on Jun 13, 2017
I need an easier algebra for my daughter with dyscalculia. My son has loved Key to Geometry, so I thought this would work well for us.
David A on May 27, 2017
need algebra in his math
Nancy S on May 20, 2017
Based on other reviews, these books look like they might be helpful for my daughter to improve algebra skills. I like the 10 booklet format as opposed to a large textbook. It seems like the math will not overwhelm my daughter who is not a huge fan of math. The books were cheaper here than on Amazon!
Caralee J on May 19, 2017
I like the extra practice these workbooks provide
Theresa L on May 11, 2017
price
Zahid H on Apr 13, 2017
My son was needing extra algebra support and these resources were recommended to us to help solidify the basics!
Alison P on Apr 12, 2017
I homeschooled my older girls and LOVED the entire set of Key To series. My younger kids are in public school and I am working. They are struggling in math, and I know exactly how to support them. The practice that is contained in these books!
Kaley P on Mar 24, 2017
This is a great basic skills product. We are using it again to review what we've learned.
Amy K on Mar 22, 2017
for myself, college.
Indira G on Mar 3, 2017
A friend of mine recommended this algebra curriculum for my children...I am willing to try.
Katherine I on Feb 28, 2017
I have used this before. The whole "Keys to.." curricula break the steps down so, so easily! I have taught many students math at various levels. This is so good for kids who don't have a natural math brain. It's also good for kids who do have a natural math brain, they can do algebra at a much younger age!
Cynthia B on Feb 3, 2017
I have used the 'Key To Fractions' and 'Key to Decimals' series and find the way they explain and build on skills easy to follow and understand.
Kate A on Jan 31, 2017
My son struggles with Math. It is subject he struggles with most and requires extra time, as well as simpler instructions and more repetition. This book came highly recommended to me as I have tried three other curricula. Although the curricula were great it was still too fast paced for him. The Key to Algebra is slower paced with more focus on each concept and gradual increase to the concept being taught. He is currently almost finished with book 4 is doing extremely well.
Maria T on Jan 14, 2017
My son gets bored easily. He also wants to go ahead and finish his work on his own. We have had a struggle with Algebra but I feel the Key To booklets will break it down so he can remember how to do it as well as work at his own pace.
Patricia C on Jan 7, 2017
I have seen this work with many kids!
Kyle B on Dec 25, 2016
My older two boys used the Key to Algebra workbooks for homeschooling, so why not try out the fit with our youngest?
Alison G on Nov 17, 2016
My oldest daughter, now 25, used this series and I am so happy to find it again for the 14 year old. My favorite part is the scale of the page layout and point size of the font. The kids can use these books without squeezing their handwriting and can see their work. Good for those small successes that lead to long term goals.
Eliz P on Oct 21, 2016
It is excellent material to suport instruction. There are children who are cannot handle a lot of math problem on one page. It overwhelms them.
Lynn H on Oct 8, 2016
Help my son with algebra.
Alicia S on Sep 20, 2016
to help daughter with algebra
Julie S on Aug 31, 2016
I used this for my older twins and this program works! Now I am using it for my youngest homeschooler! I love the way this program explains the concepts.
Bonny D on Aug 30, 2016
Summer math maintenance and prepare for next year
Deidre B on Jun 17, 2016
Needed a clear uncluttered math program for my right brain son. It worked well for my daughter.
Dana W on Jun 7, 2016
This is what our son was using in private school and when we switched to another text, he did not do as well. Key to Algebra is step by step by step. Very nice.
Teresa Jill S on Jun 4, 2016
Other tutor recommendations
Brenda L on May 10, 2016
Needs portable practice + good reviews on Well Trained Mind forum
Lori B on Apr 30, 2016
My son struggles with math. We need to be able to use a curriculum that is straight forward and where I can pick and choose which problems he does.
Melissa H on Feb 20, 2016
A friend suggested this would help my son with his Algebra 1
Gwen A on Feb 16, 2016
Review
Kristen M on Feb 2, 2016
Good for a self-learner. Much more friendly than a text book.
Melani M on Jan 19, 2016
I have used all of the previous Key to curricula and they work well with students who are challenged learners.
Melissa M on Jan 19, 2016
After using the Key to series for measurements, decimals, fractions, etc., it seemed natural to move into the Key to Algebra series. It has worked well for us with our older children and I look forward to using it again with my youngest children.
Rebecca D on Jan 3, 2016
My student likes to self-study with these, and he likes the straightforward explanations and likes the visual format.
Marcia K L on Nov 27, 2015
My friend told me about this set of books.
Joanna B on Sep 19, 2017
Fantastic highly recommended resource. Easy to learn, easy to teach
Jason V on Aug 28, 2017
Would you consider the Key to Algebra books a full Algebra course for non-math students?
Nathan T on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say that it gets the student 85 to 90% of the way there because it clearly and simply teaches the language of Algebra. If a student is going on to Algebra 2 it would be wise to supplement it with something a little more hard core ( not common core) that will challenge him or her after learning the basics. I consider Key to Algebra series an excellent confidence builder.
Does this include Alegebra 2?
Gaia1806 on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this does not cover Algebra 2.
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    We purchased the entire curriculum package to help my son bring up his SAT scores We also purchased the entire Geometry course and worked them side-by-side My son scored 1175 on the SAT earlier in the year and needed a 1200 to gain a scholarship After talking to some parents who had gone through the same thing they had told me that the most they were able to gain in the second (and even third) testing was 10 additional points and could not break the 1200 barrier We plowed ahead with the Key-to's in spite of this hoping for the best!I can attest that you get a lot of bang for your buck! These aren't flashy textbooks or workbooks but the content is easy to understand and sequential Each booklet covers a different topic/skill to master You get plenty of practice without it being overwhelming The answer key helps explain the concepts thoroughly and what pitfalls to watch for Even I had many "Aha! Now I understand why!" moments while going through these with my son I had Algebra in high school and I really didn't understand what I was doing or why but the Key-to's helped take away my fear of being able to teach Algebra After completing all the workbooks my son improved his SAT score by a whopping 90 points and he gained an academic scholarship! I can't thank Key-to enough for this helpful course! My math-phobic daughter is now using these and she enjoys them (that's a BIG accomplishment in itself to say that she "enjoys" anything having to do with math)! These workbooks may be considered "too easy" for your typical math genius but for my artistic right-brained math-phobic daughter these were perfect She gets overwhelmed with too many explanations too much logical detail etc that her brain shuts down as her frustration levels go up! The Key-to's were perfect for her She could read them and easily understand the concepts and she gained confidence as she completed each assignment The concept would be introduced and examples laid out of how to do the problem and a page or two of large-type problems to work This was enough for her She wants to take the problem apply the method to solving the problem and be done with it This may sound like a pitfall but realistically she will never be an engineer astronaut or architect (hopefully she'll marry one! ;) But these are plenty adequate for a complete Algebra course!I like how the concepts are broken down into little booklets that are easy to carry around The 10 booklets are less than a quarter-inch thick and printed on newsprint-type paper (nothing glossy) It's so easy to grab the booklets and go to piano lessons I can sit and check their work while they play or they can work in them while a sibling is engaged in their piano lesson It's so nice not having to carry a bulky textbook around Whenever anyone asks me "What math curriculum do you use?" I say "KEY TO all the way!"
    November 8, 2012
    We love these at our house It makes Algebra not so daunting This has a nice handwritten quality that is attractive to even younger students Plus the answer keys are easy to follow!
    February 20, 2007
    Excellent Review Books
    For students who are struggling with algebra or students who need to review before they go on to more advanced math classes, these workbooks are wonderful. They have great examples followed by enough problems for the student to gain the practice they need. The set isn't as comprehensive as a traditional algebra course but I do recommend it for review. I use them for tutoring. Note that the answers are not in the workbooks--they are in the Answers & Notes books (one for books 1-4, one for books 5-7, and another for books 8-10). There is also a set of books that have pretests and post tests and answer keys for those.
    July 3, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Superb introduction to algebra
    I am not, NOT a math brain teaching a non-math-brained kid, so discovering a logical, sequential explanation that makes few presuppositions is refreshing, to say the least. One huge benefit is that the math calculations aspect, at least in the beginning books, is minimized to allow students to work with algebraic concepts but not struggle with the number crunching. We are a no-calculators-allowed family, so this is a big plus. Generally it is pretty easy. I will follow this series up with a standard Algebra 1 text. For some the easy nature of the examples and practice problems may be off-putting. For us it's a perfect fit.
    September 5, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    The Key to Algebra set of workbooks (like the other Key To workbooks) are a great supplemental resource. I highly recommend them.
    June 14, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago
  • Q & A
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I used them with my other 6 children and loved them. Easy way to get Math.
    Rita V on Oct 19, 2017
    work can be doe in the book
    robert a on Sep 7, 2017
    I used them with my other 6 children and loved them. Easy way to get Math.
    Rita V on Oct 19, 2017
    My friend told me about this set of books.
    Joanna B on Sep 19, 2017
    work can be doe in the book
    robert a on Sep 7, 2017
    Fantastic highly recommended resource. Easy to learn, easy to teach
    Jason V on Aug 28, 2017
    This is the math curriculum that his co-op with the home school community will be using :)
    Michael J on Jul 24, 2017
    The Key to... math books are very thorough in practice for each of their subjects.
    Great for practicing and understanding the subject matter.
    Maggie K on Jul 15, 2017
    This is one of the curriculum choices approved by our local school district for offsite learning in conjunction with the parent partnership program that we are part of.
    Sharron H on Jul 7, 2017
    It was recommended by my consultant to help my child with math.
    Christy R on Jul 3, 2017
    good review of the basics
    Gena R on Jun 13, 2017
    I need an easier algebra for my daughter with dyscalculia. My son has loved Key to Geometry, so I thought this would work well for us.
    David A on May 27, 2017
    need algebra in his math
    Nancy S on May 20, 2017
    Based on other reviews, these books look like they might be helpful for my daughter to improve algebra skills. I like the 10 booklet format as opposed to a large textbook. It seems like the math will not overwhelm my daughter who is not a huge fan of math. The books were cheaper here than on Amazon!
    Caralee J on May 19, 2017
    I like the extra practice these workbooks provide
    Theresa L on May 11, 2017
    price
    Zahid H on Apr 13, 2017
    My son was needing extra algebra support and these resources were recommended to us to help solidify the basics!
    Alison P on Apr 12, 2017
    I homeschooled my older girls and LOVED the entire set of Key To series. My younger kids are in public school and I am working. They are struggling in math, and I know exactly how to support them. The practice that is contained in these books!
    Kaley P on Mar 24, 2017
    This is a great basic skills product. We are using it again to review what we've learned.
    Amy K on Mar 22, 2017
    for myself, college.
    Indira G on Mar 3, 2017
    A friend of mine recommended this algebra curriculum for my children...I am willing to try.
    Katherine I on Feb 28, 2017
    I have used this before. The whole "Keys to.." curricula break the steps down so, so easily! I have taught many students math at various levels. This is so good for kids who don't have a natural math brain. It's also good for kids who do have a natural math brain, they can do algebra at a much younger age!
    Cynthia B on Feb 3, 2017
    I have used the 'Key To Fractions' and 'Key to Decimals' series and find the way they explain and build on skills easy to follow and understand.
    Kate A on Jan 31, 2017
    My son struggles with Math. It is subject he struggles with most and requires extra time, as well as simpler instructions and more repetition. This book came highly recommended to me as I have tried three other curricula. Although the curricula were great it was still too fast paced for him. The Key to Algebra is slower paced with more focus on each concept and gradual increase to the concept being taught. He is currently almost finished with book 4 is doing extremely well.
    Maria T on Jan 14, 2017
    My son gets bored easily. He also wants to go ahead and finish his work on his own. We have had a struggle with Algebra but I feel the Key To booklets will break it down so he can remember how to do it as well as work at his own pace.
    Patricia C on Jan 7, 2017
    I have seen this work with many kids!
    Kyle B on Dec 25, 2016
    My older two boys used the Key to Algebra workbooks for homeschooling, so why not try out the fit with our youngest?
    Alison G on Nov 17, 2016
    My oldest daughter, now 25, used this series and I am so happy to find it again for the 14 year old. My favorite part is the scale of the page layout and point size of the font. The kids can use these books without squeezing their handwriting and can see their work. Good for those small successes that lead to long term goals.
    Eliz P on Oct 21, 2016
    It is excellent material to suport instruction. There are children who are cannot handle a lot of math problem on one page. It overwhelms them.
    Lynn H on Oct 8, 2016
    Help my son with algebra.
    Alicia S on Sep 20, 2016
    to help daughter with algebra
    Julie S on Aug 31, 2016
    I used this for my older twins and this program works! Now I am using it for my youngest homeschooler! I love the way this program explains the concepts.
    Bonny D on Aug 30, 2016
    Summer math maintenance and prepare for next year
    Deidre B on Jun 17, 2016
    Needed a clear uncluttered math program for my right brain son. It worked well for my daughter.
    Dana W on Jun 7, 2016
    This is what our son was using in private school and when we switched to another text, he did not do as well. Key to Algebra is step by step by step. Very nice.
    Teresa Jill S on Jun 4, 2016
    Other tutor recommendations
    Brenda L on May 10, 2016
    Needs portable practice + good reviews on Well Trained Mind forum
    Lori B on Apr 30, 2016
    My son struggles with math. We need to be able to use a curriculum that is straight forward and where I can pick and choose which problems he does.
    Melissa H on Feb 20, 2016
    A friend suggested this would help my son with his Algebra 1
    Gwen A on Feb 16, 2016
    Review
    Kristen M on Feb 2, 2016
    Good for a self-learner. Much more friendly than a text book.
    Melani M on Jan 19, 2016
    I have used all of the previous Key to curricula and they work well with students who are challenged learners.
    Melissa M on Jan 19, 2016
    After using the Key to series for measurements, decimals, fractions, etc., it seemed natural to move into the Key to Algebra series. It has worked well for us with our older children and I look forward to using it again with my youngest children.
    Rebecca D on Jan 3, 2016
    My student likes to self-study with these, and he likes the straightforward explanations and likes the visual format.
    Marcia K L on Nov 27, 2015
    My friend told me about this set of books.
    Joanna B on Sep 19, 2017
    Fantastic highly recommended resource. Easy to learn, easy to teach
    Jason V on Aug 28, 2017
    Would you consider the Key to Algebra books a full Algebra course for non-math students?
    Nathan T on Feb 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I would say that it gets the student 85 to 90% of the way there because it clearly and simply teaches the language of Algebra. If a student is going on to Algebra 2 it would be wise to supplement it with something a little more hard core ( not common core) that will challenge him or her after learning the basics. I consider Key to Algebra series an excellent confidence builder.
    Does this include Alegebra 2?
    Gaia1806 on Jun 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, this does not cover Algebra 2.
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