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Algebra I: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) 1st Edition

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  • Free one-year access to practice problems online:
  • All 1,001 practice problems online —from easy to hard
  • Track your progress, see where you need more help, and create customized problem sets
  • Study what, where, and when you want
  • 1,001 practice problems covering all of the topics in your Algebra I course
  • Detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every problem

1,001 practice problems with step-by-step solutions

This handy guide, with free access to online practice problems, gives you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems that you'll encounter in your Algebra I course. You start with some basic operations, move on to algebraic properties, polynomials, and quadratic equations, and finish up with graphing. Solving problems online, you'll track your progress, see where you need more help, and create customized problem sets to get you where you need to be. Every practice question includes not only a solution but a step-by-step explanation.

  • Hone your skills on the easy stuff — absolute value, negative numbers, fractions and decimals, algebraic properties, and order of operations
  • Express yourself — multiply, divide, and factor algebraic expressions, and simplify problems using FOIL
  • Solve all kinds of equations — linear, quadratic, polynomials, inequalities, and more
  • Tackle the dreaded story problem — apply the formulas you know and convert the words into equations that you can solve
  • Graphing — plot points, find intersections, determine slope, and explore parabolas
  • (More) practice makes perfect — use your free one-year subscription for on-the-go access to all 1,001 practice problems online

Go beyond the book. Get online and find:

  • One year free subscription to all questions
  • On-the-go access any way you want it — from your computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Multiple-choice questions on all your math course topics
  • Personalized reports that track your progress and help show you where you need to study the most
  • Customizable practice sets for self-directed study
  • Practice problems categorized as easy, medium, or hard

About the Author

Mary Jane Sterling has been teaching algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 35 years. She is the author of many For Dummies math titles including Algebra I For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies .

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118446712
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118446713
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

From the Publisher

Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition Algebra I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition Algebra I: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies U CAN: Algebra I For Dummies
Guide Type Tutorial Workbook Practice Problems Lessons + Online Practice Problems
Audience Level Beginner to Intermediate Beginner to Intermediate Beginner to Intermediate Beginner to Intermediate
Pages 384 pages 312 pages 456 pages 528 pages
Author Mary Jane Sterling Mary Jane Sterling Mary Jane Sterling Mary Jane Sterling
Publication Date May 2010 August 2011 April 2013 August 2015
Imprint For Dummies For Dummies For Dummies For Dummies
Print Book ISBN 9780470559642 9781118049228 9781118446713 9781119063896
Kindle ASIN B003NE61F8 B005D7EUJC B00CBJW46Q B0119JMUDU
Brief Description Step-by-step instruction covering the key topics and core concepts taught in a typical Algebra I course Hundreds of sample problems to test your Algebra skills; contains minimal review of core concepts and is good companion to Algebra I For Dummies Hands-on practice problems with detailed answers to help reinforce core concepts and identify topics requiring more study Complete learning solution that combines lessons, practical examples, study questions, and online practice problems into one package

More About the Author

Mary Jane Sterling teaches mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She has been teaching mathematics for over 30 years.

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I'm a retired math teacher, and I also used to own a math tutoring center. I've tried several different types of products, including books, software, manipulatives, etc. for teaching Algebra to students of different learning styles. But one thing that has remained constant is that we all learn best by repetition. This book does contain numerous practice problems of each algebraic concept. It follows a progressive sequence going from the most basic to more complex topics. I feel this would be an excellent review for those who have been away from Algebra class for awhile and really want to brush up their skills. It would also be a good practice book for students who seem to not retain the skills from one assignment to the next, or for those who just need a little extra drilling of the methodology. I don't feel it's a teaching tool, in that it won't explain the concepts if you don't grasp them, but once you do, this is a great method to remember what you have learned. This would also be an excellent source for homeschoolers.
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I also apparently need Reading Comprehension for Dummies, because I missed the fact that this was strictly practice problems. That said, it delivers a wealth of opportunity to practice what you have learned from a different source. And the breakout answers in the back are informative enough to teach if you have some familiarity with the subject. If you want a resource to teach the material, this is not the go-to book. If you need additional practice for your newfound skills, this is a good choice.
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I am terrible at math. Always been. So, not too long ago I decided to get some books to keep my skills in a somehow working level. I started with the Basic Math and Pre-Alegebra from the same series (plus the new practice problems, too). I used, then, the Algebra I book and workbook in the dummies series and i truly enjoyed it. Last time I studied algebra was in high school... many years ago.

This book added to the "sharpening." One exercise after another; I enjoyed the problems themselves and the sequence.

Also, there is an on-line subscription that added value to the book. Whether you want to keep your math skills going or you are helping someone, this book is a great tool.
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The subtitle of this book is 1001 practice problems, and that, along with the secret website key that is free to use for a year once you sign in are the two strengths of this book. I have two other algebra books, and although they explain the subject just as well and have good practice pages, they aren't long enough if you only work intermittently on them, since you need to review what you forgot. With this book and website you have all the practice you need in one (two) places so you don't have to repeat the same dull exercises over again. Since I tutor math, this also saves me time since I don't have to scour other sources for extra practice.
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This Dummies book is full of practice Algebra problems. Just the problems. It's NOT a book that shows you how to work the problems, you need a different book for that. So be careful you are ordering the right book for you. If you want some good practice, this book has hundreds and hundreds of them! It's good practice and was challenging enough to keep me working on them. Buy this with the book that teaches you how to work the problems and you'll be in good shape.
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1,001 Algebra I Practice Problems For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)) [Paperback]

One thing that I like about this is you get one (1) free year of online practice that:

-let's you set the level of difficulty, and

-and tracks your progress.

As someone who has tutored Algebra at the college level I'd recommend this book especially with the website.

Gunner May, 2013
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... but what I ordered isn't actually what I wanted!

If you are looking for additional practice books that give you algebra problems to work on, this book will be for you. There are plenty of problems that cover the realm of algebra. In addition, when purchasing the book you are also purchasing access to online problems (which I didn't take advantage of yet!).

However, I was hoping for a "how to" book on solving algebra. Whereas the solutions to the problems explain the process that goes into solving it, there is no "frontloading" beforehand. I really wanted a how to book on algebra.

However, for what the book actually is, is great. :)
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This book is a very different type of format from what you may expect from the "For Dummies" series. As with the other books in this series, Algebra 1 Practice Problems is a wonderful way of brushing up on the basics. This book is exactly what it says it is: a huge book of problems to work through. And it is wonderful that at the end of the book not only are answers given, but the entire problem is explained and worked out for you. Just a wonderful aid for someone who needs to brush up on their math.
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