Elementary Algebra (Jacobs) Curriculum Set
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Now published by Master Books, Harold Jacobs½ Elementary Algebra is the same thorough algebra course it has always been. This course is the equivalent of Algebra 1 and covers the basic algebraic concepts from a review of operations and functions through quadratic equations and number sequences. The chapters are Fundamental Operations, Functions and Graphs, Integers, Rational Numbers, Equations in One Variable, Equations in Two Variables, Simultaneous Equations, Exponents, Polynomials, Factoring, Fractions, Square Roots, Quadratic Equations, Real Numbers, Fractional Equations, Inequalities and Number Sentences this is the same chapter sequence as found in the previous edition of this text. A midterm and final review are included in the text as well.
Master Books assures us that there have been no changes in content even the problems in the exercises have remained the same. If you are familiar with the older text, one thing you will miss is some of the cartoons; however, some were kept in the text to add to the readabilityand a bit of humor never hurts. Although Master Books is a Christian company, this text doesn½t proselytize there is no Christian content.
Lessons in the Student Textbook begin with concepts, and Mr. Jacobs makes sure you understand the why½ before tackling the how.½ The text½s thorough explanation bitesize amounts of information make this a very popular program for understandability. There are still four sets of exercises in each lesson Set I reviews ideas from previous lessons for that continual review; Set II and Set III practice concepts taught in the lesson (Set III exercises are found in the teacher guide more on this in a bit); Set IV can be optional or be used for extra credit these offer challenge problems that go beyond the lesson. Answers to Set II exercises can be found in the back of the student book, which allows the student to selfgrade, if you would like.
The Solutions Manual is just what the title states this book offers the solutions for all of the exercises and chapter reviews. It does not offer test solutions.
The Teacher Guide offers a suggested daily lesson schedule that allows you to finish the course in one academic year 180 lessons. Worksheets for the Set III exercises are found in the teacher guide. These are optional for those students who might need more practice. Tests for use at the end of each chapter are also included. There are four different versions of each test that are labeled A, B, C, and D. Problems are similar in each test and cover the concepts of that chapter. There is some variation in the numbers used in the different tests. The question might say, "Use the property named to write another expression equivalent to x(x+8) in test A. However, in test B, it says, "Use the property named to write another expression equivalent to x(x+3) or in Test C, x(x6). Tests are one page, front and back, and the number of problems varies by chapter. A midyear and final exam are also included (just one version of each): 80 problems each and 4 pages in length. Answers to the tests are included in the back of the teacher guide these are not solutions, just answers.
Harold Jacobs½ math courses have a longstanding reputation for thorough explanations and it is nice to see them back on the market! ~ Donna
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Category Description for Elementary Algebra (Jacobs)
Show MoreNow published by Master Books, Harold Jacobs½ Elementary Algebra is the same thorough algebra course it has always been. This course is the equivalent of Algebra 1 and covers the basic algebraic concepts from a review of operations and functions through quadratic equations and number sequences. The chapters are Fundamental Operations, Functions and Graphs, Integers, Rational Numbers, Equations in One Variable, Equations in Two Variables, Simultaneous Equations, Exponents, Polynomials, Factoring, Fractions, Square Roots, Quadratic Equations, Real Numbers, Fractional Equations, Inequalities and Number Sentences this is the same chapter sequence as found in the previous edition of this text. A midterm and final review are included in the text as well.
Master Books assures us that there have been no changes in content even the problems in the exercises have remained the same. If you are familiar with the older text, one thing you will miss is some of the cartoons; however, some were kept in the text to add to the readabilityand a bit of humor never hurts. Although Master Books is a Christian company, this text doesn½t proselytize there is no Christian content.
Lessons in the Student Textbook begin with concepts, and Mr. Jacobs makes sure you understand the why½ before tackling the how.½ The text½s thorough explanation bitesize amounts of information make this a very popular program for understandability. There are still four sets of exercises in each lesson Set I reviews ideas from previous lessons for that continual review; Set II and Set III practice concepts taught in the lesson (Set III exercises are found in the teacher guide more on this in a bit); Set IV can be optional or be used for extra credit these offer challenge problems that go beyond the lesson. Answers to Set II exercises can be found in the back of the student book, which allows the student to selfgrade, if you would like.
The Solutions Manual is just what the title states this book offers the solutions for all of the exercises and chapter reviews. It does not offer test solutions.
The Teacher Guide offers a suggested daily lesson schedule that allows you to finish the course in one academic year 180 lessons. Worksheets for the Set III exercises are found in the teacher guide. These are optional for those students who might need more practice. Tests for use at the end of each chapter are also included. There are four different versions of each test that are labeled A, B, C, and D. Problems are similar in each test and cover the concepts of that chapter. There is some variation in the numbers used in the different tests. The question might say, "Use the property named to write another expression equivalent to x(x+8) in test A. However, in test B, it says, "Use the property named to write another expression equivalent to x(x+3) or in Test C, x(x6). Tests are one page, front and back, and the number of problems varies by chapter. A midyear and final exam are also included (just one version of each): 80 problems each and 4 pages in length. Answers to the tests are included in the back of the teacher guide these are not solutions, just answers.
Harold Jacobs½ math courses have a longstanding reputation for thorough explanations and it is nice to see them back on the market! ~ Donna

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4.0 / 5.01 Review5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Stars01000Good program if you have a math backgroundThis is a good challenging Algebra 1 program, but it is missing some explanations. Already in Chapter 2, I am having to look things up online so I can teach my son how to do them. There isn't a lot in the way of explanations and, with only 12 examples in the lessons, helping can be challenging. It definitely isn't a read the chapter and just do the work kind of book. There is the solutions manual and the solutions to one of the sets is in the back of the book, but they problems aren't worked out (only giving the answer). We will stick with the program, but I might have to do a lot of online searching for specific examples on how to do problems. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info.My question is about:If your question is about more than one item, click + to add them.Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 6 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreThis works with Dr Callahan's online instruction and had good reviews.Susan E on Nov 2, 2017Recommended by her CC Tutor. Jenna needs the why behind algebra a good challenge.Keely H on Jul 8, 2017We did Jousting Armadillos and are now ready for "real" algebraEllyn P on Jan 19, 2017This works with Dr Callahan's online instruction and had good reviews.Susan E on Nov 2, 2017My child seems to like the layout of this textbookRachelle S on Jul 11, 2017Recommended by her CC Tutor. Jenna needs the why behind algebra a good challenge.Keely H on Jul 8, 2017I chose this product due to the need for a change in presentation. We have used Saxon Math for 21 years and 5 children. My fifth and last child wanted to study in a different curriculum. Saxon was good, but she wanted a different presentation with regards to Algebra in order to comprehend some of the concepts. I am hoping this is a successful move.Lee Ann L on Feb 1, 2017We did Jousting Armadillos and are now ready for "real" algebraEllyn P on Jan 19, 2017This curriculum is required for Veritas Scholar's Academy Diploma Program.Kim M on Dec 12, 2016My child seems to like the layout of this textbookRachelle S on Jul 11, 2017I chose this product due to the need for a change in presentation. We have used Saxon Math for 21 years and 5 children. My fifth and last child wanted to study in a different curriculum. Saxon was good, but she wanted a different presentation with regards to Algebra in order to comprehend some of the concepts. I am hoping this is a successful move.Lee Ann L on Feb 1, 2017This curriculum is required for Veritas Scholar's Academy Diploma Program.Kim M on Dec 12, 2016

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