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It's like having your own math tutor!
on July 12, 2011
Okay, I was not a math fan, nor was I someone who "got" math. I struggled in math throughout high school - boring problems, monotonous proofs, and more importantly, my teachers would never make math interesting!
However, after reading The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, I absolutely LOVE math! This book is genius! Seriously, Math Dude's instruction and verbiage not only breaks down quadratic formulas and polynomials; but rather, he makes math FUN! This book contains a myriad of references to popular culture, Secret Agent Math Libs (so cool!), Algebra Decoders, pop quizzes, and numerous ways we use algebra in our daily lives, (from calculating budgets to finding algebra in your own backyard), these are just a few hallmarks that make this book better than any math book taught in high schools! I appreciate the way this book is written: genuine, enthusiastic, and even humorous at times. Math Dude carefully guides you through each chapter just like a private tutor would: clear introductions, intricate graphs and detailed illustrations, math in the real world connections, check for understanding exercises, and even "overachiever" opportunities!
Problem solved: I am a confident math fan! Thanks Math Dude!