Your Garage Luxury Beauty Best Books of the Month STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Samsung S8 Launch Limited time offer Wickedly Prime Handmade Mother's Day Gifts hgg17 Shop Popular Services billions billions billions  Introducing Echo Look Starting at $49.99 Kindle Oasis Nintendo Switch National Bike Month on Amazon

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
11
Format: Hardcover|Change
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Showing 1-7 of 7 reviews(Verified Purchases). See all 11 reviews
on June 29, 2009
I got this book for one reason... I needed to introduce formal proof in an Algebra 1 course in a meaningful way, and I needed to find a text book that had good explanations for the students as well as good exercises for them to do. I have a library of perhaps 15 different Algebra 1 textbooks published over the past 30 years and not one of them has more than a passing reference to formal proof.

This text book has, by comparison, a reasonably thorough introduction to formal proof, and enough exercises so that I can have students practice what they need to practice and learn what they need to learn. It's written at a level that my students will be able to learn from.

It's also interesting to see how much material in that book no longer appears in Algebra 1 textbooks these days: Linear programming, systems of equations in three variables, trigonometry and vectors, and a unit on statistics and probability.

It also has a section at the back designed to help students prepare for college entrance exams. Although some of the material is dated, what's nice is that there is a comprehensive list of Algebra 1 topics cross referenced to the book. If nothing else, it's a great way to review main topics of Algebra 1 and easily find topics you may need more work on.
22 comments| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 5, 2012
This book is not suited to the struggling math student. It is too theoretical, with not enough repeated practice. Try Key to Algebra 1-10 for a very structured, step-by-step process to learn algebra.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 17, 2016
It is really an excellent tool to help your students thrive in Algebra! Highly recommended!!!!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on November 29, 2014
Good written to prepare advanced students (8th grade) for the next level
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 20, 2015
It is a great book and I am happy to have it!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on November 17, 2015
required book, still adjusting to the change
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 9, 2013
For some weird reason, instead of Algebra by P. M. Cohn (a very good graduate text on abstract algebra) I get some Middle school book on algebra by Dolciani, Wooton, and Beckenbach... Mistery....
55 comments|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse