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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: ALPHA (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592577229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592577224
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

W. Michael Kelley is an award-winning former math teacher and the author of six math books, including The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Calculus, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Precalculus, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Algebra.

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I bought this book to assist my son on catching up on the subject.
Gamie Brown
As a math tutor, this book is very helpful on giving idea how to break down the math for students and teaching it more effectively for them to understand it.
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The book is wonderfully laid, clear explanations, definitions that make sense, clues and tips everywhere... and many problems to solve until you get it!
Spicy Sith

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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By B. McGraw on January 6, 2009
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My 13 year old son is taking Algebra, which I haven't taken in more than a few years. When he's struggling with a particular problem, we pull out the Humongous Book of Algebra Problems for help. Mr. Kelley is funny, down-to-earth, and explains Algebra so that even I can understand it! We would be lost without this book.

The book is organized like a textbook, but one that someone made great notes in! The explanations are easy to understand, especially if you don't speak MATH!

The other wonderful thing we discovered is that the chapters are organized in the same order that they are taught in school - which may sound obvious, but for a 13 year old boy, consistency rocks!

If you are looking for normal, human explanations on how to do Algebra, this is the book for you!
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Spicy Sith on December 12, 2009
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I'm good at math but bad teachers made me hate algebra since high-school. I hated carrying that trauma around so I decided to learn algebra and prove to myself that there was nothing to be afraid of. From page one I started going "Oh, now I get it!". The book is wonderfully laid, clear explanations, definitions that make sense, clues and tips everywhere... and many problems to solve until you get it!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Tim on March 11, 2012
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I found this to be the absolute best algebra book I have ever used. I am actually giving it 4.5 stars. The reason being, although it is phenomenal, there are some errors and I just can't justify a full 5 stars to a math book with errors (more on this later).

I'll throw out my math background and why I bought this book. I've taken Algebra I (high school), Algebra II (high school), Algebra w/Trig (high school), pre-calculus (high school), Intermediate College Algebra, College Trig, and College Algebra. The 3 college classes were over 10 years ago. Absolutely nothing has given me the clarity that this book provided (with the caveat that I'm older and more serious about the subject now). I am going back to school and taking College Algebra and Trig again soon so I bought this book as a refresher.

The style of the book (the notes, witty comments, and hints) are great and the fact that he goes through all of the steps and explains them really made the concepts hit home for me. I hit this book at a clip of 3 hours per day and was able to get through the entire thing between 2/27/12 and 3/11/12 (with one day sort of off where I only worked for 46 minutes - yeah I did actually track my progress:) ). So if you want to get through it, that's how long it's gonna take (more or less). Prior to this book I went all the way through the Maran Illustrated Effortless Algebra book (which took a little over a week). Effortless Algebra doesn't even come close to the HBoAP. I also have Practical Algebra (A Self-Teaching Guide) and College Algebra Demystified - neither of which compare to the HBoAP. I actually found myself fascinated by Algebra while going through this book and I'm looking forward to taking my classes (and then moving beyond!).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Douglas F. Mitchell on April 25, 2009
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lots of problems explained: excellent example problems all done out for basic explanations or even a review if you or your parents are a little rusty
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 4, 2011
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This book is really helpful for anyone taking Algebra, Algebra 2, or College Algebra. As a math tutor, this book is very helpful on giving idea how to break down the math for students and teaching it more effectively for them to understand it. It's work really well with all Algebra textbooks. Even with college math programs (ex. Plato) that don't require a math textbook, this is the BEST!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kersi Von Zerububbel VINE VOICE on December 2, 2009
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Like its counterpart "The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems", this text will give you the chance to practice Algebra problems and guide you step by step through the solutions. I first boned up on a topic, say Matrices, and then tackled the problems without looking at the solutions. This helped a great deal since I last used Matrix Algebra many moons ago.

If you are starting out learning Algebra this text will be a terrific aid. If you are one of those who has forgotten Algebra and need to bone up pronto the text is an ideal supplement. For the price this is a bargain and is one of those books that you will keep for future use as a review text.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Pearl M. Chang on February 25, 2010
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I found this book to be very easy to read and follow. I was always good in math way back when I was in school, but I am currently retired and assisting students with their math in a community homework center. This is a great refresher book for me. But I do want to say that I have caught a few errors in the computation of some of the math problem examples in this book- this may throw some people off who are not quite sure of their math abilities.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Arturo Salazar on August 6, 2012
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Wow, just wow. I can't recommend this book enough

A few months ago, I decided to go back to school (specifically for a master's program) and started looking for a text that could help me review all of the algebra I'd forgotten (in preparation for reviewing all the calculus I'd forgotten).

I was basically looking for something that A) would give me a broad understanding of all of the important Algebra topics I need to know and B) wouldn't baby me or throw too much at me in one go. While there are plenty of online and offline resources to help understand specific topics and areas of Algebra, nothing has been quite right (either the explanations focus too much on explaining the simple stuff, doesn't explain enough of the basics or doesn't cover enough topics). The Humongous Book of Algebra problems, however, has been absolutely perfect for what I need.

There are basically two reasons why I absolutely love this book.

First, format of the book. This book is written in a basic Q and A format where a question is asked and Kelly answer it both on a technical and theoretical level (ie, what you do to the numbers to get the answer and why it works that way). Each question in answered in a quick no-nonsense style that gives you the important information - no more, no less. This format breaks up Algebra into bite sized questions that lets the reader take in as much information as he or she needs. At some points I was able to breeze past several pages, while at other points I needed to read and reread an answer before finally getting it. Apart from the fine intake control, the Q and A style breaks everything up into small steps that allows you to pin point exactly what you get and what you don't get.
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W. Michael Kelley taught high school mathematics for seven years before leaving to work at the University of Maryland College Park Education College. After serving as the Director of Teacher Preparation at the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence for nearly 10 years, he now works for Laureate Education, developing online coursework for colleges and universities.

His life goal is to make math hurt less.

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