# Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Algebra Set

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6-9

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Art of Problem Solving

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Great approach to math, for the one who loves math OR the one who picks it up easily

This is our second set of AoPS (we used PreAlgebra as well). AoPS is a great approach for the person who loves math, as it walks the student through the "why". The student is first presented with problems to solve or figure out why something works before they are presented with the math "rule" that they could use to solve the problem. My nephew loves this approach (as he loves math). However, while my son picks up math quickly, he most certainly doesn't LOVE math or even like it much), so he doesn't care about the "why". For him, the chapters are too tedious because he doesn't want to try and solve/discover principles on his own before being presented with the relevant math rule. What has worked for us is for me to just teach him the concepts (essentially highlighting the "math rules" or concepts within each section), work through some of the sample problems with him, then let him work through the exercises on his own. I would agree with another reviewer that it might be nice to have just a few more exercises for them to work through, but all in all it's a great approach. My son wouldn't like other curricula with much more "math drill" because it would feel like busy work to him. I think the layout of the books are good, too, unlike others that look like extremely dry textbooks.

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A great option for advanced students!

Art of Problem Solving is a great option for advanced students. I don't recommend it for those that don't like math or those that get very upset when math is hard or tricky, but for kids that love math and love problem solving, then Art of Problem Solving is a wonderful option!

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Wonderful, challenging curriclum

There are excellent youtube videos that go along with each section.

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Not for everyone, but worth a try

This is a different approach to math. We tried out the samples at AoPS website before jumping into this book. My dd had already completed Foerster Algebra 1, so the first half of the book is mostly review for her. It is very much for a student who wants to know "why" when they do math.

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Comprehensive

Good approach with a more narrative way of explaining concepts, logical sequencing of topics, comprehensive, with lots of good problems which are worked through for the student.

What could make this program even better would be that there are more problems and exercises to be solved by the student.

What could make this program even better would be that there are more problems and exercises to be solved by the student.

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My daughter used the pre-algebra textbook. She found it very interesting and helpful

Eric L
on Sep 27, 2018

The most rigerous algebra program on the market.

Julie F
on Jul 31, 2018

Recommended by a math teacher. For my child who is planning on taking algebra 1 in the fall.

Jennifer G
on Jun 18, 2018

from friends

Yongjun Z
on Apr 10, 2018

These books do a great job of explaining math concepts and provide excellent problem sets. I hope to use it for a math enrichment working group for middle schoolers.

Maria K
on Apr 4, 2018

I have a student that finds math easy. The Art of Problem Solving series gives him the deeper and more difficult challenge he needs.

Robin E W
on Feb 27, 2018

Per my son's teacher

Nagaraju C
on Jan 17, 2018

Same as above

HYEJONG K
on Sep 29, 2017

good deal

shashikant t
on Sep 13, 2017

homeschool

Laura S
on Sep 12, 2017

Best optimal pricing

Niraj A
on Sep 4, 2017

this was recommended to me by many parents

Hang n
on Aug 15, 2017

Ship to Canada with reasonable rate

Alice W
on Jun 23, 2017

We were looking for a challenging math curriculum

Kimberly H
on Jun 4, 2017

My kid has completed the concepts in Algebra and thought this book will be useful for her.

SUJATHA S
on Apr 26, 2017

just trying

Huawen L
on Apr 13, 2017

I wanted the best math curriculum available. This program doesn't encourage memorizing formulas but understanding concepts.

William B
on Jan 31, 2017

asked by the teacher

Peng F
on Oct 2, 2016

teacher recommended

Yibin Y
on Sep 4, 2016

A thorough algebra course with every question explained in the solutions manual. Your student will benefit from the clear explanations and emphasis on understanding.

Patrice C
on Aug 25, 2016

I chose this text because it is required for my children's online Algebra I class with The Well-Trained Mind Academy.

Anita B
on May 21, 2016

for my son math competition prep

Ramesh D
on Mar 1, 2016

My son's math skills have increased greatly since we began this curriculum. It's challenging but concepts are thoroughly explained.

Karyn S
on Nov 27, 2015

Eric L
on Sep 27, 2018

We just finished the AOPS PreAlgebra book and it really made my son think about math more than any other curriculum we have used. I'm hoping the Algebra book will be the perfect next step.

Derek H
on Aug 1, 2018

The most rigerous algebra program on the market.

Julie F
on Jul 31, 2018

This is an excellent series for "mathy" kids.

Rebecca H
on Jul 10, 2018

Jennifer G
on Jun 18, 2018

I was searching for a good Algebra 1 textbook for my 8th grader, and I really like how this book explains the concepts.

Irena J
on Jun 4, 2018

from friends

Yongjun Z
on Apr 10, 2018

my son need improve his algebra knowledge

greece c
on Apr 10, 2018

Maria K
on Apr 4, 2018

My son had a great experience with AoPS Pre-Algebra. He grasps math easily, and I was very happy with their depth and the challenge of the problems. Looking forward to another great year of math with this set.

Meredith F
on Apr 2, 2018

Robin E W
on Feb 27, 2018

My son has been enjoying their Pre-Algebra book.

Brenda L
on Jan 28, 2018

Per my son's teacher

Nagaraju C
on Jan 17, 2018

good

Sanjay G
on Oct 7, 2017

Same as above

HYEJONG K
on Sep 29, 2017

We had good experiences with the Pre-Algebra set and decided to continue with their Intro to Algebra set.

Ann Marie T
on Sep 18, 2017

good deal

shashikant t
on Sep 13, 2017

Best price offered here.

Ritu R
on Sep 13, 2017

homeschool

Laura S
on Sep 12, 2017

need to use it

xiang l
on Sep 12, 2017

Best optimal pricing

Niraj A
on Sep 4, 2017

Many people recommend these books, and the price here is quite good.

Wei W
on Aug 29, 2017

this was recommended to me by many parents

Hang n
on Aug 15, 2017

My son is very good at math. I purchased this to give him a challenge.

Rebecca L M
on Jun 26, 2017

Ship to Canada with reasonable rate

Alice W
on Jun 23, 2017

I need it.

Jie T
on Jun 19, 2017

We were looking for a challenging math curriculum

Kimberly H
on Jun 4, 2017

suggested by others

Mengyu Z
on Jun 3, 2017

SUJATHA S
on Apr 26, 2017

We've done AoPS Pre-Algebra this year with success. Next year we are moving to their Into to Algebra.

Stefani M
on Apr 22, 2017

just trying

Huawen L
on Apr 13, 2017

High recommendation from friends and family.

Sundeep M
on Feb 14, 2017

William B
on Jan 31, 2017

My 13 yo is very gifted at math and this program is the one for her. It teaches mathematics like a language and she absorbs it with ease.

Jessica S
on Nov 4, 2016

asked by the teacher

Peng F
on Oct 2, 2016

Seems to cater to the advanced math learner and provide challenge

Chloe C
on Sep 13, 2016

teacher recommended

Yibin Y
on Sep 4, 2016

The entire series is a great approach to teaching mathematics!

mary g
on Aug 31, 2016

Patrice C
on Aug 25, 2016

Many other parents recommended this book for 7th graders.

Sunghee C
on Jun 5, 2016

Anita B
on May 21, 2016

My son did AOPS Prealgebra as a 6th grader and we loved the concept of the program. It was a thorogh and challenging program. We plan on doing AOPS math until he graduates high school.

Taira D
on May 3, 2016

for my son math competition prep

Ramesh D
on Mar 1, 2016

"Excellent product for classical education"

Ecaterina C
on Feb 18, 2016

Karyn S
on Nov 27, 2015

good book

Sandra T
on Oct 15, 2015

Derek H
on Aug 1, 2018

This is an excellent series for "mathy" kids.

Rebecca H
on Jul 10, 2018

Irena J
on Jun 4, 2018

my son need improve his algebra knowledge

greece c
on Apr 10, 2018

Meredith F
on Apr 2, 2018

My son has been enjoying their Pre-Algebra book.

Brenda L
on Jan 28, 2018

good

Sanjay G
on Oct 7, 2017

Ann Marie T
on Sep 18, 2017

Best price offered here.

Ritu R
on Sep 13, 2017

need to use it

xiang l
on Sep 12, 2017

Many people recommend these books, and the price here is quite good.

Wei W
on Aug 29, 2017

My son is very good at math. I purchased this to give him a challenge.

Rebecca L M
on Jun 26, 2017

I need it.

Jie T
on Jun 19, 2017

suggested by others

Mengyu Z
on Jun 3, 2017

Stefani M
on Apr 22, 2017

High recommendation from friends and family.

Sundeep M
on Feb 14, 2017

Jessica S
on Nov 4, 2016

Seems to cater to the advanced math learner and provide challenge

Chloe C
on Sep 13, 2016

The entire series is a great approach to teaching mathematics!

mary g
on Aug 31, 2016

Many other parents recommended this book for 7th graders.

Sunghee C
on Jun 5, 2016

Taira D
on May 3, 2016

"Excellent product for classical education"

Ecaterina C
on Feb 18, 2016

good book

Sandra T
on Oct 15, 2015

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