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Breaks down a difficult topic into easy-to-follow sections
on June 21, 2016
I loathe algebra and am terrible at it but this book really held my hand and showed me sensible approaches and I was able to pass a really massive test thanks to it. Each chapter covers one type of algebra problem, and is broken down into sub-chapters; each sub-chapter tackles on aspect of the equation, and ramps slowly up in difficulty. There are checkpoint questions to make sure you're following along with each tiny step of algebra evolution, and the back of the book has answers (although doesn't show the work).
The author helps give the topic real-world applicability by starting each chapter with a real-life situation that involves algebra to solve the problem, then at the end of the chapter, provides the equation and asks us to solve the problem. I think that was a nice touch to help make sense of how we might use algebra in our lives.
I definitely see why this author is so popular for mastering this topic. I highly recommend it for anything who finds algebra as elusive and frustrating as I do.