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Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled 1st Edition
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About the Author
Josh Rappaport is the author of the Parents' Choice award-winning Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Guide Workbook and PreAlgebra Blastoff. Josh is co-author with Trudy Bortz of the Card Game Roundup books. Josh has taught middle school and high school, and for the last 24 years has been president of the Now I Get It! Learning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches and tutors children of all ages. Josh and his wife Kathy also do SAT and ACT coaching by Skype for students across North America.
Sally Blakemore, an award winning paper-engineer and book designer www.artyprojects.com, has illustrated for Esquire Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Oppenheimer Funds; and books, for Singing Turtle Press, Perseus Press, Western National Parks Press, Gibbs Smith Books, North Carolina Press, Michigan Press, and Texas Press, to name a few. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
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Top Customer Reviews
Josh, you changed my life! Thanks!!!
daughter is struggling with pre-algebra and I couldn't remember a thing to help her. I ordered the Survival Guide and workbook and they are both fun! My 12 year old works out of this book on her own. It really is self-teaching. Each section takes you step by step through the concepts explaining in simple terms how to do the problems. I am learning all the Algebra concepts and love the way the book is laid out. Very direct, simple, engaging & great to look at visually. I am an artist by profession and give you kudos on the graphics. I also substitute teach in our public schools and this is a great book to learn how to teach basic algebra. I work with a lot of special needs students and knowing how to explain the algebra in fun and practical ways is a blessing. I recommend this book to teachers, parents and students.
ps. The only reason I did not rate this book a 5 is because the contents covers ten fundamentals whereas other books cover a bit more. But the layout is worth the compromise.
Well, fear no more--we can now emerge from the darkness that was ignorance of Algebra. We now have hope. we can now live the consummate human life, because there's a new sheriff who will help us defeat the bullies in Algebra Town (You know the ones, my friends: they sit, confidently, smugly even, figuring out how those numbers become
algebra.). The sheriff is named Josh Rappaport. But Mr. Rappaport doesn't tote a gun, no sir--his weapon doesn't mutilate, it enlightens. His weapon is the ALGEBRA SURVIVAL GUIDE ( A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled). Oh my! This handbook has so charmed me, I'm reading it like a novel. Good sign, right? It's no chore reading Josh Rappaport's gem. And you will also love Sally Blakemore's illustrations. She gets it! that falling down a hole feeling ( You have to buy the handbook to see Ms. Blakemore's visual take on fear of Algebra).
So, come on grownups-who-never-passed-Algebra...wouldn't you like to live a full life? wouldn't you like to give numbers, then Algebra, a chance? I KNOW you'd like to read words like REFLEXIVE Property, COMMUTATIVE Property and ASSOCIATIVE Property without fighting the the urge to cry? Well, do yourself a favor and purchase the Algebra Survival Guide. Then, do yourself a further favor and buy the WORKBOOK. Okay?
I went from "Hate math" to "Hey, I can do this!" in two weeks.
Mr. Rappaport needs to write more math book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS GOES WITH THE ALGEBRA SURVIVAL WORKBOOK, MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE BOTH.Published 1 month ago by birdlover
I got this book to help my daughter who was struggling to understand Algebra. Although she had a school textbook to refer to in classroom, it was often difficult for her to follow... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Norjeni
a fun way to learn beginning algebra and algebra I skills. Includes funny cartoons and lots of practice. I use it in tutoring.Published 2 months ago by Andria
I home school through our local Charter, which is a part of the public school system, so they use the same curriculum, and the new Common Core is so horrible I needed support. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Crafty4277
This book has ben a life saver! It works side by side with the Survival workbook ( a must have) and gives step by step instructions on solving the problems.Published 3 months ago by amy macrander
Yes, thank you. If any more are available I will be 1st in line to purchase.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer