Humongous Book of Algebra Problems

Humongous Book of Algebra Problems

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ISBN: 9781592577224
Grades: 6-AD

Category Description for Humongous Books of Math Problems:

If you're after size, these books will not disappoint. They are, indeed, humongous. So, besides doorstops, what are they good for? Why would anyone want a book with 1,000 problems in it, anyway? Here's the short answer:

Saxon isn't your native language

You need more hand-holding than your Saxon book provides when working problems

You feel that working more problems would help you improve

You want a math book with a sense of humor

You've already taken a course in this math subject, and failed

You want to review the math you took with another book

You've gone through Algebra and never heard of matrix Algebra or synthetic division

There are times when you "just don't get it" and would like an alternate instructional resource to turn to

You like friendly, more informal, books with explanatory "note bubbles" and skull-and-crossbones (signifying difficult problems) in the margins

Despite what the title reads, these are not just books of problems. They are fully instructional texts that cover all of the major topics in their strands. They just teach via problems – first a question is posed (in a gray-shaded box), then it is answered, with complete explanation. If you already know the answer, just skip that one. This makes for very efficient review. For the student intimidated by “regular” texts, these have enough “asides” in the margins to make them “marginally acceptable.” A student who shuns your instruction may have an easier time learning from these than from typical math texts. Written to the user, they are totally self-study. No looking up or checking answers here! They are right with the question! Instead of teaching a concept, then supplying a set of practice problems, each question is different in some way and has its own explanation or solution. This doesn’t mean there isn’t practice for each concept; just that there is not repetitive practice. Though a thousand problems may seem like a lot, for comparative purposes, the Saxon Algebra book has about four times that – more if you include tests. Written by the author of some of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to…. math tomes, these will drive concepts home without burning students out.




Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
6
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781592577224
Author
W. Michael Kelley
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Alpha Books
Weight
2.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.25"
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Looks interesting and will be used to enrich home school curriculum.
Carolyn F on Jun 5, 2021
Remediating Algebra
Charlotte C on Sep 24, 2020
Looks interesting and will be used to enrich home school curriculum.
Carolyn F on Jun 5, 2021
Wanted for summer math practice.
Erin C on May 30, 2021
Remediating Algebra
Charlotte C on Sep 24, 2020
I think algebra is fun.
Joy W. H on Aug 31, 2018
To review upper level math concepts for the ACT and PSAT. Really helped to improve math scores.
Dana A on Feb 21, 2017
I wanted a friendly review of Algebra 1 concepts for summer
Beth M on Apr 22, 2016
My daughter is fourteen and begging for just worksheets. We have used Life Of Fred the past few years and she is very excited to start this book.
Stephanie S on Feb 22, 2016
Wanted for summer math practice.
Erin C on May 30, 2021
I think algebra is fun.
Joy W. H on Aug 31, 2018
Is this aligned with Common Core?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The copyright date (2008) of this book precedes Common Core. However, the algebra content is probably roughly comparable to the CC standards.
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