Key to Algebra complete set workbooks + keys

Key to Algebra complete set workbooks + keys


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Grades: 5-10

Category Description for Key To Math (Gr. 4-12):

The Key To... series is a very self-instructional, unintimidating, programmed learning series. Covering seven basic topics, students can work through these horizontally or vertically. They are ideal for "homework" or a more topical approach to the subject. Presentation is done in a simple, friendly manner, incrementally, and with examples to follow as needed. Workbooks are thin and consumable. Answer keys are recommended. Order by the book or in sets.

We like this series because it encourages children to tackle these subject areas in as much depth as they can, rather than working strictly within the confines of an age-graded math program. Starting in 4th or 5th grade, I purchased a complete set of student workbooks for each child. Book 1 in each topic was put on the school book shelf. When Key to... was assigned, my children were free to work on whatever topic they chose, and they worked as much as they wanted. As soon as Book 1 in any subject was completed, it was replaced by Book 2. My oldest daughter sometimes got so involved that she just kept going!

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This book is for my daughter's home school curriculum.
Carlos J N on Dec 19, 2022
It had a lot of good reviews and I need something that is not intimidating the 10 small books are perfect to tackle.
Juanita h on Aug 11, 2022
This book is for my daughter's home school curriculum.
Carlos J N on Dec 19, 2022
this program is easy to follow
Sara W on Sep 3, 2022
It had a lot of good reviews and I need something that is not intimidating the 10 small books are perfect to tackle.
Juanita h on Aug 11, 2022
To help my daughter solidify and build on information she learned in pre-algebra
Robert B on Jun 11, 2022
My son needs extra support in pre-algebra with solving equations
Jessica H on Feb 15, 2022
My son is struggling through some parts of his Algebra 1 curriculum, so I'm ordering the Key to Series to help fill in the spots that he needs extra help in.
Amanda P on Feb 1, 2022
Lori S on Jan 6, 2022
I have heard such good things about these workbooks and so look forward to using them with my students in our tutoring sessions.
Dianna Z on Nov 13, 2021
good reviews
Hope S on Sep 21, 2021
Have used this is the past with good success for girls who just cannot grasp Algebra. This leads to solid foundational understanding so that the student can go on to succeed in much higher levels.
Brenda E on Sep 10, 2021
excellent workbooks
Susan C on Sep 8, 2021
This program has simple explanations with easy steps that any math student can understand. I highly recommend this program.
Rosanne B on Aug 15, 2021
My child has ADHD, and the format of this curriculum looked concise and free of distractions. I like the consumable workbook format which gives the student a sense of accomplishment after completing each one. I also thought the price was very reasonable.
Elizabeth P on Aug 11, 2021
I've used these for my daughter for years. Good books to practice algebra! I am getting them for my son this time.^^
Eunjung L on Jul 3, 2021
as a refresher
Kristia D on May 15, 2021
Planning on getting through Algebra without Pre-Algebra
DANIJA P on Apr 6, 2021
8th grader who is struggling with pre-algebra; I want her to get a head start on 9th grade algebra over the summer. She has done really well with the Key to Fractions workbook set.
Meaghan B on Feb 19, 2021
A great resource for Mastery Approach Learning or use as a secondary aid.
Stephanie L on Jan 25, 2021
I purchased these to use as a supplement to another Algebra curriculum, as my child needed more practice. We have used other Key To books and have loved them!
Julie L on Jan 12, 2021
I used this when my daughter was young, now I am using it with my granddaughter
Alina H on Jan 4, 2021
suggestion by friend to help with understanding
Jennifer H on Nov 15, 2020
friend recommendation
Stacy K on Oct 13, 2020
I love the orderly way the series goes through algebra!
deborah d on Sep 24, 2020
To teach my kid math
Chase G on Sep 22, 2020
Homeschool advisor recommendation to enhance algebra.
Linda S on Aug 21, 2020
recommended in my curriculum
Alyssa T on Aug 8, 2020
recommended by hs evaluator
Patricia E on Jun 25, 2020
Purchased item was recommended by a colleague/mentor. <br /><br />The search function was cumbersome and seemed to misguide me. Maybe search here after you have an idea of what you want.
Sonia T E on Jun 10, 2020
Recommended by our evaluator.
Nancy R on Apr 21, 2020
Did a lot research and learned that these books are great for kids that need instruction with step-by-step examples. They are grouped into many separate books so they progress with a sense of accomplishment instead of studying out of a monolithic book.
Jonathan K on Mar 25, 2020
Extra practice for my son before beginning algebra I in the fall
Sarah on Mar 4, 2020
I love this program, very easy for a student to work independently.
Kelly N on Oct 8, 2019
My son used this curriculum last year (8th grade pre-algebra) and he really helped him.<br />We are purchasing this curriculum to supplement the 9th grade algebra that we are doing with a different program. I'm sure this will help him to better understand and to do better.
Cindy R on Sep 3, 2019
easy to teach, makes learning Algebra simple
Alena C on Jun 19, 2019
I tutor kids in math and I like the Key to series for algebra.
Leslie S on May 2, 2019
Good experience with Key to Fractions.
User on Apr 24, 2019
The other "Key to" series (fractions, decimals, and percents) have worked well for our daughter.
Robert M on Mar 24, 2019
Highly recommended for my struggling math kids
Amanda B on Mar 20, 2019
My Son's favorite curriculum.
Yolruedee J on Feb 27, 2019
Inhave used these resources in middle years to ensure our students are ready for the credit system and math in high school
Lianne B on Feb 14, 2019
9th grade son needs a refresher in Algebra. I hope these books help.
Keith R on Jan 16, 2019
Was recommended by my Education Specialist for NON-A-G classes.
Daniele J on Jan 7, 2019
highly recommended by my homeschool consultant for my HS student struggling with Algebra
Kristine C on Dec 15, 2018
trying out from teacher's recommendation.
TramT451762567 on Oct 6, 2018
so my son will get some help with with his math skills
kayla D on Oct 2, 2018
Key To Algebra has worked well for my students in the past. It cuts the subject up into small chunks and makes the student feel like he is making quicker progress. It gives simple, clear explanations and uses word problems with familiar examples to apply algebra to real life. It's very affordable. It's very individualized.
Penney D on Sep 14, 2018
Summer review work for my daughter.
Maria L on Jun 11, 2018
I think it will be a good preview to Algebra for my child.
Kimberly S on May 7, 2018
It is an easy way for them to learn all kinds of math skills. I have used "Key to Fractions" with all my kids, and it really helped them totally grasp fractions. That is why I decided to try out the "Keys to Algebra", so they will have a very clear grasp on it before they go into high school algebra.
Caron F on May 4, 2018
These books were recommended to me. I think the simple booklet to booklet approach will work well for my child who easily gets intimidated by large Math books.
Birdie R on Apr 27, 2018
this program is easy to follow
Sara W on Sep 3, 2022
To help my daughter solidify and build on information she learned in pre-algebra
Robert B on Jun 11, 2022
Does this include Alegebra 2?
Gaia1806 on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it does not you have to order that seprate
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.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Our family loves all of the Key to Series of books, but Algebra is one of our favorites. It covers all the basics gently and systematically.
July 9, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The presentation is clear, concise, and is helping my student finally grasp Algebra concepts that have eluded him with other Algebra curriculum. He is much more at ease when it is time to do math and has gained confidence. I am grateful to have found this curriculum.
April 25, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best of the best!
We LOVE the Key To books. I have 3 children. For math, we’ve had 2 different learning styles. These books are great because they do a lot of review and then dive right in. They complete one and then move on to the next. Very informative and self explanatory.
For us, it gave a feeling of accomplishment and understanding.
October 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easier than the normal version
These books to me are alot easier than the normal book. I tried the normal version and it wasn't doing well. But this one is alot easier for me to understand.
October 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good program for those who need practice
I would definitely recommend Key to for anyone who needs a simple straightforward introduction to a math subject with a good selection of similar problems on one page. So far it is working well for my son who struggles with remembering how to do math computation. I like how it is one topic per page.
December 19, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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

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