- Hardcover: 816 pages
- Publisher: McDougal Littell (January 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395977223
- ISBN-13: 978-0395977224
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 1
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Top Customer Reviews
*Lots of math rather than lots of silly distractions
*Appropriate difficulty level - not "dumbed down"
*Good examples worked out and explained
*Good problem sets for homework and practice
*Some explanations are just a bit short, although most are good
*Factoring, the hardest topic, is early in the book, which makes it difficult for some students
It is arguably one of the best algebra books available, and is one of the top algebra textbooks as rated by Mathematically Correct, a group that is concerned with the quality of mathematics instruction in California (and beyond).
-- Jeff Schmidt, Washington, D.C. (e-mail: jeffschmidt at alumni.uci.edu)
Like any other book, this book does, however, isn't absolutely perfect. One thing about this book is that the explanations in this book at the top of every section summarizes important concepts and gives some examples and definitions; however, the examples often only cover the "A" and half of the "B" problem sets, and the "C" problems are often unexplained. Also, the textbook seems to be designed for slightly more advanced students, as the problems and pace of the text isn't for beginning or struggling students.
One note is that this book isn't the best tool to teach yourself math, although it is an excellent source for problem sets, and also serves as an excellent reference for algebraic concepts. I would recommend "CliffsStudy Solver Algebra I" if you are having trouble with Algebra I or if you want to teach yourself math, because this textbook is not designed to be a tutorial. I have tried to teach myself many new math concepts, but this book didn't always help - though I did some new problem solving strategies from here. Sometimes the explanations were simply skimmed over too quickly.
Overall, this is a great book. It's really helped me with my math grade, but this is just one of my math books which helped me. With teacher guidance, one or two more study guides, and most importantly, a dedicated self-motivated mind, you are bound to be a success in algebra.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am currently using it. Very good well explained for non maths people like. If you want to learn by your self , then this book is certainly for youPublished 2 months ago by Ibrahim Bakarr Jalloh
Excellent algebra book for high school algebra 1 or college algebra!Published 2 months ago by Dwight Townes
This is a PRE- COMMON CORE Math Book...Love it! It is the basics all rolled into what I remember growing up. I like the odd answers in the back for checking your work. Read morePublished 5 months ago by V. Bell
I tutor 8th grade students who use this book as an algebra book. It's a good book overall, but some of the problems- notably the guess and check factoring are almost sadistically... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Merina Ted Vechtibulls
Quite simply the best middle school algebra book ever written. The book has been out of print for well over a decade but is the tenth top selling algebra book on Amazon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joshua M. Walker