- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Griffin; Original edition (July 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780312569563
- ISBN-13: 978-0312569563
- ASIN: 0312569564
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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From the Author
Greetings, math fans! My goal for this book is to teach you not just how to do algebra, but about what algebra means too. Why is that important? Well, let me give you an analogy: While it's useful to learn a few recipes that will help you prepare a couple of meals, eventually you'll grow tired of eating them. But if you instead learn about ingredients and all the ways you can combine and prepare them, you'll know how to cook...and with that knowledge will come a lifetime of creative culinary possibilities.
Similarly, after reading this book you won't just know how to do a couple of made-up problems, you'll understand how and why algebra works so that you can solve all the real world problems this book doesn't teach you to solve too! That's the true test of whether or not you've really learned something...and that's exactly the test this book is aimed at helping you pass. Whether you're a student who needs help passing algebra class, a parent who wants to help their child meet that goal, or somebody who wants to brush up on their algebra skills for a new job or maybe even just for fun, look no further...sit back, relax, and let this guide take you on a trip through the world of algebra. Enjoy!
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The Math Dude has helped to keep math fun and interesting for me. He breaks concepts down into plain English. Also, there are no abstract examples set in a theoretical world like high school math. he uses clear, simple easy to grasp examples making it so math isn't just some numbers on a page, however, you can see exactly what you are doing in a real world sense.
I have used this mainly as a reference book for when I forget how to do an operation but I would recommend it to anyone who wants a better understanding of algebra. Whether just starting out or need a refresher. I would find this very helpful for parents with kids learning this in school. So that they can teach their own kid's clear concepts instead the muddy explaination they get in school.