Teach Yourself VISUALLY Algebra

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-10
  • Publisher: Visual

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Algebra may seem intimidating?but it doesn't have to be. With Teach Yourself VISUALLY Algebra, you can learn algebra in a fraction of the time and without ever losing your cool. This visual guide takes advantage of color and illustrations to factor out confusion and helps you easily master the subject. You'll review the various properties of numbers, as well as how to use powers and exponents, fractions, decimals and percentages, and square and cube roots. Each chapter concludes with exercises to reinforce your skills.

Author Biography

David Alan Herzog is the author of numerous mathematics books and more than 100 educational software programs. He taught math education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, was mathematics coordinator for New Jersey's Rockaway Township public schools, and taught in the New York City public school system.

Table of Contents

The Basics
Groups of Numbers
Ways of Showing Things in Algebra
Properties and Elements
Exponents and Powers
Square Roots and Cube Roots
Zero, FOO, and Divisibility
Chapter Practice
Signed Numbers
Introducing Signed Numbers
Adding Balloons and Sandbags
Subtracting Balloons and Sandbags
Understanding Number Lines
Adding Signed Numbers
Subtracting Signed Numbers
Minus Sign before Parentheses
Letter Carrier Stories to Illustrate Multiplication
Multiplying Signed Numbers
Dividing Signed Numbers
Chapter Practice
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
The Concept of Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Changing Decimals to Fractions
What Are Percents?
Finding a Percent of a Number
Understanding Scientific Notation
Chapter Practice
Variables, Terms, and Simple Equations
Balance Pictures
Constants and Variables
Coefficients and Factors
Evaluating Expressions
Solving One-Variable Equations
Adding and Subtracting Variables
Changing Repeating Decimals to Fractions
Solving Equations Using Multiple Steps
Multiplying and Dividing Variables
Chapter Practice
Axioms, Ratios, Proportions, and Sets
Axioms of Equality
Defining and Creating Ratios
Set Theory
Chapter Practice
Monomials, Binomials, and Systems of Equations
Creating Systems of Simultaneous Equations
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Chapter Practice
Polynomials and Factoring
Polynomials Investigated
Chapter Practice
Cartesian Coordinates
Philosophically Speaking
Finding the Slope and Intercepts
Graphing Linear Equations by Slope and Intercept
Finding the Equation of a Line
Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form
Graphing Systems of Equations
Chapter Practice
Inequalities and Absolute Value
Introducing Inequalities
Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line
Solving Inequalities by Adding and Subtracting
Solving Inequalities by Multiplying and Dividing
Understanding Absolute Value
Inequalities and Half-Planes
Chapter Practice
Algebraic Fractions
Introducing Algebraic Fractions
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
Multiplying Algebraic Fractions
Dividing Algebraic Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
Chapter Practice
Roots and Radicals
Defining Roots
Operations with Square Roots
Chapter Practice
Quadratic Equations
Standard Quadratic Equation Form
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by Formula
Chapter Practice
Algebraic Word Problems
Techniques for Translating Problems into Equations
Types of Problems
Chapter Practice
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