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Forgotten Algebra

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This is an excellent resource to brush up on your Algebra skills. If you think math shouldn't be confusing and difficult, this is your resource! Especially useful if you're going to be taking the SAT, GRE, or GMAT. This book was written in a manner that all math texts should be written - lots of excercises complete with answers and very straight forward, detailed explanations. If you're considering taking Calculus - make your way through this resource first.

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Pros

  • Self-Teaching Algebra Review Course
  • Integrates Optionally with the Graphing Calculator
  • Good Sequential Progression of the 31 Units

Cons

  • Requires Self-Motivation
  • Requires a Pre-Requisite of some Algebra Knowledge
  • Without Some Grounding - This Book Will Be Over Your Head

Description

  • Forgotten Algebra is easy to follow yet contains all the skill necessary for mastery in the subject.
  • A well written self-teaching refresher written by a college professor of math: Barbara Lee Bleau
  • Graphing calculator use is optional, samples are provided.
  • The book can easily be used as a very valuable supplemental to your algebra text.
  • A great resource for the individual who has decided to go back to school.
  • Don't worry about the math you forgot - this resource will have you understanding algebra quickly.

Guide Review - Forgotten Algebra

Forgotten Algebra will certainly clarify and extend your knowledge of algebra. Be certain that if you go through the units, your misconceptions will be cleared up and your confidence in the subject will improve considerably. Overall, this is an easy to work through resource, 40 minutes to an hour a night will have you ready for the tests or ready to delve into Calculus. Includes explanations with problems and solutions on the following topics: Definitions and symbols, First-degree equations, Second-degree equations, Operations with fractions, Systems of Equations, Signed Numbers, Right Triangles Polynomials, Inequalities, Logarithms, Exponents, Factoring, Graphing and more! Each of these units offers numerous examples. This resource is easily one of the best self-study guides I've seen for Algebra. If you hated math first time around - this guide is the book for you. The author of this book takes nothing for granted and keeps the learner's needs in the forefront. This book is a keeper!

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