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21. Algebra 2 Practice Workbook with
22. Pre-algebra: Practice Book
23. Linear Algebra
24. Algebra 1: An Incremental Development
25. Prentice Hall Mathematics: Algebra
26. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For
27. Algebra 2: Practice Workbook McDougal
28. Schaum's Outline of College Algebra,
29. CLEP College Algebra with CD (REA)
30. Pre-Algebra
32. Introduction to Linear Algebra,
33. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies
34. College Algebra Demystified
35. California Algebra 1: Concepts
36. Real World Algebra
37. Linear Algebra and Its Applications,
38. Algebra 1, Student Edition
39. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook
40. Algebra to Go: A Mathematics Handbook

21. Algebra 2 Practice Workbook with Examples
by Ron Larson
Paperback: Pages (2000-03)
list price: US$2.08 -- used & new: US$1.43
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Asin: 0618020349
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Algebra 2 Practice Workbook with Examples
I was not even aware that this book existed. Found it on Amazon and it matches perfectly with the course. Great price, quick shipping

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful workbook
I bought this workbook to use with students I am tutoring over the summer.Each page in the workbook has an example on it followed by a few problems.(The number of practice problems varies depending on the topic.For example, one page has students write and graph three inequalities to solve a word problem; this page only had the one problem to solve.)The book's format is perfect for my students because they can refer to the example if they have forgotten how to work the problems, and the number of problems is small enough that they don't feel overwhelmed (especially since they are on summer break!).

1-0 out of 5 stars No solutions.Book is a waste
How is one to know they are learning/progressing if they can not check their solutions? This book is a waste.Now i've got to buy something that has the solutions.

5-0 out of 5 stars algebra 2 workbook
Workbook was brand new, came in the time promised and was exactly what we wanted!

3-0 out of 5 stars algebra 2 practice work book withexamples
I did buy algebra 2 book and practic work books and i did mentioned to seller including the book number but unfortunately i got different textbook that doesnot match with the work book.Now i don't know what to do with the two different books i.e work book and algebra 2 text book
if you have any suggestion please let me know
vijay ... Read more

22. Pre-algebra: Practice Book
by Ron Larson
Paperback: Pages (2004-01-27)
list price: US$2.00 -- used & new: US$2.00
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Asin: 0618257527
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars No answer key
Excellent workbook and I have no doubt it will help tremendously
with practice skills and really mastering the concepts.
However, there are NO answers so unless you are an A ++
math student this may not be a good book for you. I am trying to find the
teachers guide with answers because I believe this is a good book.
Algebra is my worst subject so I won't be using it with my son yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Follows the textbook well
Have not used it much as my son does well in class. Looks like it follows the book really well.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book for the price, but no answer key
This book is meant to accompany a pre-algebra textbook referenced in the instructions on each page.If you buy this book, be prepared to give your student significant instruction before making assignments.In other words, this is not a math workbook for a self-directed student.

There is no answer key either, so you'll be spending a lot of time solving problems yourself.

The questions are clear and usually have enough space to complete the work right on the page.

I bought this book for a summer workbook for a soon-to-be 5th grader who is doing advanced mathematics. For the price, the workbook is good, but there are probably workbooks that are easier on parents for summer work.

4-0 out of 5 stars math book
great book for going over basic skills for pre-algebra. kids are difinetly ready for algebra one when they leave this class.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book
excellent book for practice and review. very fast shipping also. book was in good condition. ... Read more

23. Linear Algebra
by Georgi E. Shilov
Paperback: 387 Pages (1977-06-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.00
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Asin: 048663518X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Determinants, linear spaces, systems of linear equations, linear functions of a vector argument, coordinate transformations, the canonical form of the matrix of a linear operator, bilinear and quadratic forms, Euclidean spaces, unitary spaces, quadratic forms in Euclidean and unitary spaces, finite-dimensional space. Problems; hints and answers.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for the mathematically mature
I bought this book about four years ago and haven't got around to writing this until now. One reason is that I still haven't finished the book, although I've gone through the first five and half chapters in detail as well as bits and pieces of the later chapters. I've seen enough to know that this is a first rate text. I majored in math, but even after graduating my linear algebra was pretty weak. This is the perfect book for either a second exposure to the subject or as a refresher after some time away from the subject. It starts from the basics but might not be suitable as a first text (except for the strongest students). Even then I'd recommend simultaneously going through a simpler book to get more concrete, computational experience.

This is definitely a dense book. The first chapter alone covers just about everything you need to know about determinants, although no geometric interpretation is given. It has material that isn't covered in most books, namely the Laplace expansion for the determinant, which is used later on in a clever way to prove Det(AB)=(Det A)(Det B). The order of some topics is slightly unusual (compared to the other books that I've seen), but it leads to nice proofs later. For example, the rank of a matrix is defined as the size of the largest minor with nonzero determinant and then the other definitions are shown to be equivalent later on. In the meantime this definition is used to prove certain theorems about dimension and the size of a basis, and so on. Also, he introduces factor spaces and even the isomorphism theorem V/ker f ~ im f (I need LaTeX).

I do find the later chapters pretty daunting. No doubt this is mostly because I need more time with the material, but looking at Shilov's treatment of projections and least squares problems for example, I could see myself struggling mightily if I hadn't already digested the material in other books. Maybe the perfect route to a second course in linear algebra would be the first 5 chapters of Shilov, then as much of Axler's Linear Algebra Done Right as possible, then back to Shilov, etc. Nothing beats Shilov's early chapters, but there are some later topics in Shilov's book that I think Axler covers better.

There are a few other minor complaints. Obviously there are some typos but I haven't run into anything too major. Maybe a mixed up subscript or if I remember correctly, saying "no more than" instead of "no less than". Also, major theorems aren't really labeled as such or separated in any way from anything else. The rank-nullity theorem is just labeled 4.12b or something like that.

Still, this is a 5 star book all the way, even before you factor in the price. Given that this is about $12, how can you possibly go wrong? Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Translator transformed a masterpiece into a monster's piece
5 stars for the author, but regrettably only one star for the translator. Dr. Richard Silverman should stay well within his expertise which is mathematical translation. Please do not second guest the thinking behind the Russian genius. Dr. Silverman, in the process of freely editing, transformed a masterpiece from a mathematical authority into a monster's piece. There are numerous typos and simple algebra, and sometimes conceptual errors to make the book legitimate for learning mathematics. For example, in section 6.1, the lengthy construction of the "Canonical Form of the Matrix of a Nilpotent Operator", The translator completely mixed up the construction of space (H sub r) making it almost impossible to follow. It is not a typo error as claimed by the translator.

However, regarding to the real content of the book.
It is a masterpiece from a mathematical genius. Brilliance mathematical expositions and beautiful proofs. The expositions are coherent and rigorous. And though, it would have been very readable if the mistakes were corrected.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Linear Algebra Text
I needed to refresh my understanding of linear algebra and so I read Shilov.

I studied matrix algebra 40 years ago and I needed to refresh my algebra skills.This text was just exactly the review I needed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Slow going (for me anyway)
Full disclosure: I'm not finished with this book yet.My last encounter with linear algebra was in 1978, so I expected some head-scratching.But it took me many hours just to get 25 pages into this book.Linear algebra is not Einstein science, so I was worried.I compared this book to my 30-year-old college textbook, and the college textbook wins.This book is lacking in examples.A theoremis presented, then proved, then given a reference number, and then pops up later by reference number, forcing use of many bookmarks.

On the positive side, the price is a bargain.And, the translation from the original Russian is absolutely invisible.

5-0 out of 5 stars rigorous and rewarding
Shilov's Linear Algebra is a great book for mathematicians wanting a detailed and rigorous exposition of the subject matter.All the standard topics in linear algebra are covered, such as: determinants, cofactors, minors, and more topics in matrix algebra; linear spaces; linear and bilinear operators and forms; quadratic forms; matrix representation of linear functions; eigenvectors and eigenvalues; Euclidean and Hermitian spaces; orthonormal bases; etc.Some more advanced topics are also touched upon; there are brief sections on tensors, multilinear forms, and spectra, jets and polynomials, but I wouldn't recommend this book to learn about these, as there are more complete treatments elsewhere.There are also two appendices, one on some basic representation theory, the other on category theory.Again, this is not the best book to learn about these topics, but it is interesting that they are included, perhaps to show some theoretical applications of linear algebra.
The proofs are detailed and precise, making the book great for self-study.A few of the proofs are actually quite original, which is impressive for such a well-worked subject.There are also large and comprehensive problem sets at the end of each chapter, with either full solutions or hints given in the back.This book is also good in that it is mostly self-contained, presupposing almost no prior knowledge of linear algebra or other fields of mathematics.
This would probably not be a good book for someone learning linear algebra for the very first time, or for someone looking for a quick-and-easy reference for formulas.Shilov takes the pure mathematician's approach of presenting everything with a high degree of generality, probably more than would be necessary for most undergraduate college classes in linear algebra or for engineers and computer programmers.But if you're a mathematician looking for a complete and self-contained account of this fundamental subject, or just someone who enjoys the rigor and beauty of pure mathematics, this is the book for you. ... Read more

24. Algebra 1: An Incremental Development
by Jr. John H. Saxon
Hardcover: 584 Pages (2003-06)
list price: US$66.60 -- used & new: US$43.00
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Asin: 1565771354
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a wonderful Math book!!
Couldn't be happier with this book.My 14 yr. old who has always struggled with math is gaining skills daily.The amount of repetition in the problem sets helps tremendously! After suffering through the "Scott Foresman" nightmarish math books, grade school - Jr. High, this book is a joy to teach my first year of homeschooling. Funny, some kids labled bad in math are actually more than proficient given the proper learning tools!

5-0 out of 5 stars Helps Take the Fear Out of Algebra!
We homeschooled our kids over a period of years, and Saxon Math, including Algebra 1, was always our choice for math texts.I also teach in a classical Christian school where we use Saxon Math as well.I find that for most students, if they will take the time to read the lesson well, do all of the problems, and then rework any problems they miss then they will achieve a high degree of mastery of the material at hand.

Many students meet their mathematical Waterloo in Algebra 1, but it doesn't have to be this way.I've worked with a number of students in Algebra 1 who, in spite of past failure and fear, have succeeded with Saxon Algebra 1.The key is to labor diligently every day: do every problem, check the answers every day, and rework any questions that are missed.

The greatest advantage of Saxon Math is that each lesson provides practice not only for the new problems but also built-in review for every kind of problem the student has previously encountered.Algebra 1 is no exception to the rule that Saxon Math texts help students learn math well.After Algebra 1, all of my kids who have taken it were definitely ready to move on to the next level.

In general, Saxon Math, including Algebra, is highly recommended.It is especially ideal for homeschooling families.

5-0 out of 5 stars Manual very helpful
This is the first year we have used Saxon.I was a bit intimidated but now am very impressed.The solutions manual is very helpful. It would be a much needed tool if you were a bit rusty on math since it includes not only the answers but showing the work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I expected
The description of the product was accurate.This book is the solutions manual, not just the answers, for the algebra 1 book.Because we see step by step how to get he answer, it helps our children understand the process,which is critical to algebra.If you have the algebra 1 book, you need the solutions manual, not just the answer key.It will save you hours of frustration and gives everyone more confidence to tackle those difficult problems.

1-0 out of 5 stars Typical Saxon
Notice all the reviews are older for this book. Math has changed a lot in the last 10 years due to calculators and computers.

I've taught and tutored high school and college math for over 20 years. Saxon books are generally recognized by most teachers across the country as not being very good. They don't give students enough practice with a topic, they don't present the material well, and they offer an insufficient amount of supplementary material.

Math is like a sport. If you just learned to shoot a basketball through a hoop, trying it twice isn't enough. This is how Saxon presents the material.

Saxon is good for elementary school, but after 6th grade it tends to lead kids to math anxiety because of the lack of practice. Home schoolers have a momentum of using these texts and they should ask the opinion of professionals (high school and college professors) regarding their use. ... Read more

25. Prentice Hall Mathematics: Algebra 1
by Dan Kennedy, Randall I. Charles, Sadie Chavis Bragg
Hardcover: Pages (2006-08-30)
list price: US$98.65 -- used & new: US$78.07
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Asin: 0131339966
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Rockymountaintextbooks was less than peak
This book was in extremely bad condition and took a very long time.This "Rocky" has been knocked out!

3-0 out of 5 stars Math book
The shipper described the item well. It was not in good condition, but better than I had expected. It was very inexpensive only about $2.00 plus shipping. I think the shipper was very fair with his price, and it was delivered quickly. I would use him/her again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Seller didn't ship item!
I will be filing a claim in 2 days as the seller didn't bother to ship the book.My student has been in school for almost a month now and has to keep copying the math teacher's book as we still haven't received the book we ordered 3 weeks ago.

3-0 out of 5 stars Algebra 1
I purchased the Algerbra 1 book and did not realize that each state had a specific state edition.When I received the book, it was the correct one, but at the top of the book it specified that it was for the state of Indiana.I reside in California.

The sellers did place an insert stating that "it is exactly identical to the national edition.It has every page and every work in exactly the same place!All pages in state and national editions are indentically numbered.State editionas have a few extra pages numbered INI-IN20 or so.There are a seperate index to the state competence test.These are in addition to the normal pages.

I hope this will be what my son needs for his class.I guess I am just nervous since this is the first time that I am purchasing my son's text book through Amazon.

If this works out, I will be purchasing all my books through Amazon.

Thanks for asking for me to review this.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than my college text
I have not worked all the way through this book with my child yet. But after flipping through it to check out concepts that my college Algebra text flubbed, I can tell you this book does a pretty good job of explaining things like multiplying matrices. I bought this book after seeing it was one recommended by Prof. Sellers of PSU, who did the new Algebra I course for The Teaching Company Great Courses series. We're using the two together and think it's a good combo. ... Read more

26. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies
by Mark Zegarelli
Paperback: 384 Pages (2007-10-01)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$11.14
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Asin: 0470135379
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Tips for simplifying tricky operations

Get the skills you need to solve problems and equations and be ready for algebra class

Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.

* Understand fractions, decimals, and percents

Unravel algebra word problems

Grasp prime numbers, factors, and multiples

Work with graphs and measures

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Customer Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars An efficient refresher!
I had not done math and algebra in years: this book walks you through the entire process of learning Math (RE-learning in my case) and I must say that it does a pretty good job. Not all "For Dummies" books are equal (some are really useless in my humble opinion) but this specific book holds to its title and its content. Recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars hard to follow
I used this book to prepare for a college placement test. It was very hard to follow and the steps were not explaoned clearly. I ended up buying a McGraw/Hill book instead, called "pre-algebra demystified". The problems that took me forever to learn in the "pre-algebra for dummies" book were solved easily using "pre-algebra demystified"

4-0 out of 5 stars Best teaching manual for Math Dummies
I am terrible in math.This book is the only book I've ever understood in regards to basic math and algebra.I strongly recommend it to anyone who has difficulties in math.

2-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm
I didn't feel that it explained the steps clear enought so that I can understand them. It shows you the process but, it doesn't explain why. And if I don't know why, it's hard for me to know why and when to apply that step.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book for Dummies breaks it down
I am an older person and I had been trying to learn pre-algebra before finding this book. In the past i had taken a pre-algebra course and had failed it due to not understanding the exponents and expressions. I saw this book and read the intro on it and was pleasantly surprised by what i read. I have the book and have been going thru it by chapter, and i have to say, the way the author has it written is a clearer description of how to work the problems.
I am really glad i bought this book. If you have trouble understanding pre-algebra, this book will clearly explain how to work the problems and break it down in simple english for you. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn this subject. ... Read more

27. Algebra 2: Practice Workbook McDougal Littell
by Larson Boswell Kanold Stiff
Paperback: 206 Pages (2006-03-31)
list price: US$2.00 -- used & new: US$2.00
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Asin: 0618736964
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Additional practice never hurts
This was purchased to allow a student extra practice.It is very nice to have a workbook that can written in.I would have liked to have the answers included but some students stop doing the work themselves when that is available. I would have purchased the actual book as well but the $70 price tag was a bit much for me. A $2 workbook was more my speed.

1-0 out of 5 stars No answer key
Not great as a home review book because there are no answers provided.Also, nowhere does it explain which textbook it goes with, though, irritatingly, it tells you which pages it goes with.I can tell you that it does *not* go with 0395977258 Alg & Trig: Structure & Meth Bk 2, McDougal Littel.Where is there a good rigorous Algebra 2 practice book that we can use to supplement at home?But mainly, *what are they thinking* by not including an answer key for something that is meant for additional practice? ... Read more

28. Schaum's Outline of College Algebra, Third Edition (Schaum's Outline Series)
by Murray Spiegel, Robert Moyer
Paperback: 416 Pages (2009-08-20)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$3.00
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Asin: 0071635394
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you:

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless
Grew up learning from this book. Ordered it for my girls so coach them on much needed skills and algebra problem solving.

4-0 out of 5 stars Content Excellent - Kindle Format Not So Good
I have always enjoyed Shaum's Outlines and this is no different. Only problem I have is I got the Kindle edition. The old 1st gen Kindle is not so good for math. The graphics (most formulas) are too small to read. Fortunately it does look pretty good on PC Kindle.

I wonder how this looks on the newer generation Kindles?

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book!!
I bought this book hoping for a thorough preparation for Calculus (minus trig). The book does not have trig, but goes into great depth on just about every other precalc subject, such as determinants and matrices, polynomial functions (very nice thorough section on Theory of Equations), conic sections, logs, exponents, binomial expansion, etc.I also tried using a couple textbooks, a "Dummies" Guide, and other ways to learn algebra.But THIS is the only book I ever needed!First, bear in mind the author, Murray Spiegel, is a great teacher!This book is much easier to learn from than the Precalc book
by Safire. Also, like with all Schaum's Outlines, the format is clear, clean, concise and without any frills.Compare this with a textbook, which throws so much unnecessary junk at you, you don't know what's important anymore. With Schaum's, you always know where you stand with each topic, and each chapter.Also, with Schaum's you get TONS of examples, solved problems, and if that isn't enough, Supplementary problems.Also, many of the problems include rigorous mathematical proofs (such as the Inequalities section). I did the Inequalities proofs and learned a lot about how math really works, and how equations are derived!Also, you cannot get much better than the thoroughness of Schaum's.The determinants section is rigorous and starts with Cramer's Rule, and continues through solving 3rd and 4th and 5th order determinants using
minors, and applying theorems to simplify the determinant.When you get done with any section, you will understand math!
This book is a reference I will keep for life!I have full confidence in Schaum's and swear by them.I also have the Trigonometry Schaum's and PreCalc (the Precalc is a bonus--it includes a Trig section and more advanced approaches than the College Algebra text does on the same topics, and includes partial fractions, polar coordinates, vectors).

5-0 out of 5 stars Good reference
I didn't get much use out of it as a learning tool, but it is a good reference. Any time I find myself needing to remember how to solve a system or work with roots, the answer is easy to locate.

It's a great study guide to help you brush up on earlier concepts while working with a book, or something online like the videos at Khan Academy or the various math pages on youtube.

5-0 out of 5 stars algebra review
I thought this is an excellent book.I will be using it to tutor students having problems with algebra.I did not like yourr web site however, I found it to be very user unfriendly ... Read more

29. CLEP College Algebra with CD (REA) - The Best Test Prep for the CLEP Exam (Test Preps)
by The Staff of Research & Education Association
Paperback: 229 Pages (2004-08-13)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$19.95
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Asin: 0878916733
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Get those CLEP college credits you deserve.. our savvy test experts show you the way to master the test and get the score that gets you college credit.

This newly revised test prep helps students score higher by reviewing key algebra concepts and by familiarizing students with the format of the test. Student’s can perfect math skills with the intensive drills in each chapter. This test prep includes 3 full-length practice exams. Practice exams questions are like the questions appearing on the actual exam, and every answer is fully explained. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day.

REA's CD-ROM software offers three full-length, timed, computerized exams that give you the closest thing to experiencing a live exam at a testing center.

System Requirements: CPU: 75 MHz Pentium or compatible. 300MHz or higher recommended. Operating System: Windows, including 95,98 Me, 2000 and XP. RAM: 64MB available minimum 60 MB Hard Disk space available.
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Customer Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good seller
After I bought the product I realize I don't have to take the test, any way I review the book and it looks OK. in content

5-0 out of 5 stars REA CLEP College Algebra
The book came in the mail early and in perfect condition.It came with a CD that is still sealed and it is clear that the book is brand new.Great doing business with you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly worth it!
I highly recommend this book for those taking the College Algebra. I scored a B after using this book for two weeks - and it wasn't on a daily basis.

1-0 out of 5 stars Filled With Typos and Leaves Out Steps
I purchased this book because it seems like the best source to prepare for the College Algebra CLEP test. You will need more study material to pass the actual CLEP test.

This book contains many typos, which are confusing, to say the least. Also, the explanation sections for each provided test leave out important steps that lead to the answer. In basic terms, the language and process goes thusly: This gives you this and then you get this which equals this (whatever the answer may be). You have to figure out the missing steps. So, you will need to have a strong understanding of algebra to fill in the missing steps.

There is a Math Review section, but it is not self-explanatory at all. Again, you'll need some previous algebra knowledge to learn the material. This section contains a lot of the typos. Equal signs are left out; numbers are transposed; wrong numbers are used in some equations.

This book was not proofread well and it is not a reliable source to prepare anyone for the College Algebra CLEP test.

4-0 out of 5 stars Clep College Credit in College Algebra
This is an excellent reference for the College Algebra
Clep Examination. The volume explains what is needed
to pass the exam along with classic test taking
techniques. This comes from my personal experience in
teaching College Algebra.

Candidates must be thoroughly familiar with the following

o laws of algebra and numbering systems
o complex numbers, exponents, radicals and scientific
o polynomials, equations, inequalities, absolute values
o quadratic functions

Candidates should have some familiarity with a scientific
calculator. i.e. logs, exponents, squares, roots etc.

Successful candidates should work all 3 exams in the booklet.
The approach toward problem solving and the math review
are invaluable for candidates seeking to learn the material
comprehensively. The volume is an excellent value for the
price charged. Taking and passing the CLEP exam in College
Algebra could be worth thousands of dollars for entering
College Freshmen (people).
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30. Pre-Algebra
by Ron Larson
Hardcover: Pages (2005-06-30)
list price: US$91.40 -- used & new: US$65.00
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Asin: 0618250034
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars pre algebra
Nice book. My son and me really liked it. In really good condition. Very pleased

1-0 out of 5 stars I have never received my book after my payment...
I had very bad experience this time. I would like to let people know that I have never received the book after my payment. I need Amazon's help to get this issue resolved. I have contacted seller through e-mail, but never get back from seller. Please be careful and never order book from this seller....

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome 6th grade book
I bought this text book for my brother, and he loved it! This is a great book for students who are newly entering into middle school. There is a smooth transition b/w chapters and I love how my brother has to think a little harder for answering some challenging problems. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is learning pre-algebra.

Table of Contents:

1. Variables, Expressions, and Integers
2. Solving Equations
3. Multi-step Equations and Inequalities
4. Factors, Fractions, and Exponents
5. Rational Numbers and Equations
6. Ratio, Proportion, and Probability
7. Percents
8. Linear Functions
9. Real Numbers and Right Triangles
10. Measurement, Area, and Volume
11. Data Analysis and Probability
12. Polynomials and Nonlinear Functions
13. Angle Relationships and Transformations

Hope this helps.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than other book
This book is better than another pre-algebra book we borrowed from school math teacher. The concepts and examples are clear for kids.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great transition!
This book was delivered promptly in excellent condition as promised.Highly recommend this seller. ... Read more


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32. Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fourth Edition
by Gilbert Strang
Hardcover: 584 Pages (2009-02-10)
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Asin: 0980232716
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Gilbert Strang's textbooks have changed the entire approach to learning linear algebra -- away from abstract vector spaces to specific examples of the four fundamental subspaces: the column space and nullspace of A and A'.

Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fourth Edition includes challenge problems to complement the review problems that have been highly praised in previous editions. The basic course is followed by seven applications: differential equations, engineering, graph theory, statistics, fourier methods and the FFT, linear programming, and computer graphics.

Thousands of teachers in colleges and universities and now high schools are using this book, which truly explains this crucial subject.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Vectors; Chapter 2: Solving Linear Equations; Chapter 3: Vector Spaces and Subspaces; Chapter 4: Orthogonality; Chapter 5: Determinants; Chapter 6: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Chapter 7: Linear Transformations; Chapter 8: Applications; Chapter 9: Numerical Linear Algebra; Chapter 10: Complex Vectors and Matrices; Solutions to Selected Exercises; Final Exam. Matrix Factorizations. Conceptual Questions for Review. Glossary: A Dictionary for Linear Algebra Index Teaching Codes Linear Algebra in a Nutshell. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (46)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the worst, but close
As an earlier reviewer said, " A wonderful prof, but a terrible, author. "I may have added a couple of more "terribles" had I coined that sentence.As is the tendency with all math majors, massive step skipping in writing texts is the norm, and in fact is seen as a useful tool to get the student to "think" about the concept and prove it themselves.So, since I am likely not as smart as most, when reading the text, I have to "grind it out" and verify every last detail of every equation to be able to "get it".When stepping through the first few chapters of the book and I found the inevitable errors in equations and graphs/figures that are the result of the author not "grinding it out".I assume attention to that level of detail is boring after all of those years as a math major.

It seems the reviewers who think this book is wonderful for non-math majors are math majors!As a post bac student in Computer Science with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I needed to review the concepts from long ago in which I was so fundamentally sound to begin with.I was left with, "Is this even the same subject that was so simple the first time around and that we used in nearly every course?".I resorted to digging out my "Vector Mechanics for Engineers" text and reviewing.For me, Strang's book is a waste of money and natural resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gold Standard
I used this book as self study.I was drawn to Gilbert Strang because it seemed to be the gold standard for linear algebra and the popularity is deserved.The one thing I would like to add is the effect of the use of symbolic math software.I used Mathematica but Strang has some code for Mathlab in the book.People have views on this subject but I find that Mathematica does the job well enough.The effect on me is that it made me feel a little insecure by not doing it by hand.Because finding eigenvalues, eigenvectors and row reduction is tedious, I gave in to the temptation of just writing the code which any highschool student can do.While the working Mathematica gave me a good coding skills, I can't help but feel I have some loose ends by relying on the computer too much.

At times I think that doing the problems was mental hazing.I wasn't able to do all of them particularly the more difficult ones.The problems are divided into two parts: the first is the regular problems and the few hard ones.I didn't even touch the hard ones.I good feature of the chapters is at the end there are worked examples where you are given a problem and solve it before you look at the solution.

Finally, Strang's lectures are available at opencourseware at MIT.I think they are also at Youtube.I look back at my self study now and regret not taking advantage of it

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent but not fantastic

1.The coverage of the four fundamental spaces is fantastic.The pictures showing their dimension, orthogonality etc is very very good and easy to remember.And the importance of the understanding of this topic can not be over emphasized.Prof Strang did an excellent job here.
2.The on-line lectures are excellent.Well at least for most of them.


The SVD part is not excellent.Prof. Strang agrees that this is the climax of linear algebra.But the presentation of this critical topic is not excellent.The link between the four fundamental spaces and SVD is not so clear.And the related pseudo-inverse is also not so excellent.Unfortunately, the video on SVD also suffers from the same problem.But I would not blame too much on the video.After all, I am not sure if an excellent coverage of SVD can be given within one lecture.But the book should have plenty of space for a good coverage.

For a good SVD coverage, I found the following is good.
1) A good understanding of the four fundamental spaces is very important.Prof. Strang does an excellent job in his book.
2) Some internet articles actually provide good introduction, better than those provided in books
3) An article on-line by Dan Kalman is very comprehensive but not the first thing you should read.
4) Trefethen in his Numerical Linear Algebra has some good (but not complete) description.

4-0 out of 5 stars School Book
Easy to read.

Very informative.

Sometimes would leave you guessing though. Not enough examples.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book but with unclear parts (then watch the lectures)
The book is half very good and half with unclear parts. Some topics are explained in a very clear and nice way. Other topics are unclear. One exampleis in page 334 where the author tries to prove that a symmetric matrix always have eigenvalues signs that match the pivot signs. The authors asks the reader to look at the changing of values while they "moves to zero". I still can't see this "move to zero" in the matrix multiplication. In other sections he talks about a topic that is only explained further in the book. One example is in page 310 exercise 31 when the author tasks you to work with the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem, but the theorem is only stated clearly in a following exercise. But I would like to note that things that are not well explained in the book are better explained in his lectures. So if you choose to buy the book I would recommend you to watch the video lectures, which are nice. ... Read more

33. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies
by Mary Jane Sterling
Paperback: 312 Pages (2007-01-10)
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Asin: 0470052384
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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From radical problems to rational functions -- solve equations with ease

Do you have a grasp of Algebra II terms and concepts, but can't seem to work your way through problems? No fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of Algebra II problems in an easy, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, inequalities, graphs, sequences, sets, and more!

100s of Problems!
* Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
* Get the inside scoop on complex numbers and matrices
* Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations
* Use algebra in practical applications with confidence ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A lifesaver
Taking an online college algebra class and this workbook has been such a great help in gaining a better understanding of the processes involved as well as lots of practice problems. It's great!

5-0 out of 5 stars review for Algebra II workbook for dummies
this great book came in a very timely manner and great shape. The seller took great care. Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent review resource
Needed to take Calculus in college 7 years after taking it in high school. Opened up the textbook a couple weeks before class to refresh my memory and I realized I didn't even remember what FOIL was. Picked up this book and the Trig workbook and worked through them and was completely up to speed by the time my class started. One major frustration was the numerous errors in the book, which made me triple-check my work a lot. However, the publisher has posted the errata on the downloads section of this book's page on their site.

3-0 out of 5 stars No frills grind...
I'm almost done with the graphing chapter. I have 2 other "Dummies" workbooks (Geometry and Pre-Calc) and they are written in a much more animated style. It seems like the author Mary Jane Sterling did not care enough to really introduce the material in a way that might appeal to beginners, or those who buy "Dummies" books because they are a bit afraid of math. Instead, she dryly cuts into the definitions and examples, with about as much personality as I could get from any textbook. This is intimidating for those who already feel a little lost.The titles of the chapters, however, show some wit, probably to convince her publishers that she was writing a real "for dummies" book. But once you get into the math, she's very dry. Having said that, her syllabus seems quite rigorous and her problem sets are challenging and it seems she covers the important stuff.There's only so much you can put into this sort of book, which is supposed to be a combination review/workbook/lesson plan.The advantage of Dummies books is that they summarize the most important information, so you can get on with more advanced topics.After hitting a bit of a wall with "Pre-Calc for Dummies", I bought Algebra II for Dummies, to review the solving of quadratic inequalities (errors in Pre-Calc book).There are a couple errors in this book also, but it would be hard to make a perfect edition. Real textbooks excel in thoroughness and accuracy. But if you want a quicker, but comprehensive review, these Dummies workbooks are great.But Mary Jane Sterling's writing does not make me feel all that comfortable with the material, I must say.The human touch I get from Mark Ryan and Christopher Burger are missing here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Review
This was a great review. I am about to enter college and have not done math in 12 years. This book really got me up to speed and should help out in my placement test. I would recommend this book for anybody who once knew this stuff but needs a refresher for sure. ... Read more

34. College Algebra Demystified
by Rhonda Huettenmueller
Paperback: 384 Pages (2004-06-15)
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Asin: 0071439285
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the most valuable tools acquired in a university education, college algebra is essential for courses from the sciences to computing, engineering to mathematics. It can help you do better on placement exams, even before college, and it's useful in solving the computations of daily life. Now anyone with an interest in college algebra can master it. In College Algebra Demystified, entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller breaks college algebra down into manageable bites with practical examples, real data, and a new approach that banishes algebra's mystery.

With College Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time—at your own speed. Unlike most books on college algebra, general concepts are presented first—and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step.

This fast and easy self-teaching course will help you:

  • Perform better on placement exams
  • Avoid confusion with detailed examples and solutions that help you every step of the way
  • Conquer the coordinate plane, lines and intercepts, parabolas, and nonlinear equations
  • Get comfortable with functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more
  • Master aspects of algebra that will help you with calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, computing, and engineering
  • Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of every chapter, and a final at the end of the book
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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't wast your money !
I gave these books a chance but they are really bad. I purchased another Demystified title as well and there is a lot left out in these books and there are incomplete examples leaving you to guess what the author means. I was very frustrated and sought out examples on line and found much better books, like a college algebra text book I ordered used, I would recommend the algebra for dummies books if you need to start completely from scratch in algebra. The examples and rules are very complete. I would like my money back from the author of the Demystified series.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book, get both of them if you're new to Algebra!
Originally, I couldn't figure out what the difference between this book and her other title, "Algebra, Demystified" was. I personally own this one, and examined the the other title in order to help out other shoppers.

The first title, Algebra Demystified : A Self Teaching Guide (Demystified) is simply what I would have called "Algebra I." Many people take it in high school, but many did not- I am one of those people! If you've never taken algebra, I recommend it.

Now for this book, College Algebra Demystified. It assumes you have already taken a basic Algebra I course, and right on page 1 it starts with a great big quadratic equation and shows you how to do the dreaded "Complete the Square." The great part was, the author broke it into little parts and I did it one step at a time. When I finished Chapter One, I was absolutely surprised that I now considered this form of equation solving to be EASY!!! I couldn't believe it. When I originally took an Algebra class years ago in college, I remember bursting into tears trying to figure it out. After her explanation and thorough practice sections, I am not breaking out into a sweat (literally).

My only negative feeling is that it doesn't seem to cover all aspects of everything I have found to be taught in my College Algebra class in college. Some classes require basic Trig to be taught, and if you're in that situation you'll have to look somewhere other than this book. For pure algebra and its concepts, this book (and the other one) make a great combo.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best!Now anyone can learn college algebra!I love this book.
I use this to teach myself stuff I forgot, and refer to it when I tutor.These math 'demystified' books are awesome!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book was very helpful. I was in a 5 week college math class online. Our ebook nor our hard copy book offered as much insight or help as this book. It was totally worth the money I spent on it to get me the "A" I needed!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not good for self study
The only reason I gave 2 stars was because there are quite a few problems to work out. If you want supplemental problems for a College Algebra class to work then this book is right for you, if you are trying to use it as a self study guide then do not bother purchasing this book, I would recommend Schaum's Outline College Algebra. The author does not explain the steps in how problems are solved, if you are using this for self study, which the author proclaims, you do not have access to a instructor to ask your questions so adequet explanations should have been included. ... Read more

35. California Algebra 1: Concepts and Skills
by Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2001-04)
list price: US$91.96 -- used & new: US$9.50
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Asin: 0618163832
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Just What I Ordered
The book arrived in a timely manner and in excellent condition! I am very satisfied!

5-0 out of 5 stars My order it's what I expected and was shipped fast
The book that I ordered was a used book, and it was in good condition. The condition of the book was what the seller described. I recieved it earlier than it was promised.

5-0 out of 5 stars Algebra Book
This was a good real for a used book. It had very few writing in it for being used. It was in very good condition.It took about 2 to 3 days for the book to arrive, it was very quick. I recommend this, I would trust having this company..i mean buying from this book salescompany again. I needed this book for a math placement test fo highschool and it really helped me because , now im in geometry in 9th grade.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Textbooks for Algebgra 1
This books provides your student with detailed examples to properly complete the problems listed in the book. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn Algebra 1.

5-0 out of 5 stars From a teacher's perspective:Best Algebra Book in Print
I've been teaching math for 10 years and tutoring longer.Twice I've been awarded teacher of the year and I've been very involved in determining the accreditation of other high schools.I've seen a lot of algebra texts.This is the best text book from which I have ever taught.It gives excellent explanation for the student and the ancillary materials available to the teacher are great.It's a total winner.No complaints.I believe in this book so much that I just purchased a class set, with my own funds, for my son's private school.
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36. Real World Algebra
by Edward Zaccaro
Paperback: 310 Pages (2001-11-15)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$13.50
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Asin: 0967991528
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Algebra is often taught abstractly with little or no emphasis on what algebra is or how it can be used to solve real problems. Just as English can be translated into other languages, word problems can be "translated" into the math language of algebra and easily solved. Real World Algebra explains this process in an easy to understand format using cartoons and drawings. This makes self-learning easy for both the student and any teacher who never did quite understand algebra. Includes chapters on algebra and money, algebra and geometry, algebra and physics, algebra and levers and many more. Designed for children in grades 4-9 with higher math ability and interest but could be used by older students and adults as well. Contains 22 chapters with instruction and problems at three levels of difficulty. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing math help
This summer we had a problem.My daughter had a 50 page math packet to complete.She had forgotten a great deal of what she needed to know to complete her assignment so she turned to this book."It was amazing and it helped me to solve many of the problems.It explains things very well and the style is very easy to learn from.If my teacher taught this way, I would have aced every math test last year".

5-0 out of 5 stars Real World Algebra
This book is really good and very useful information for Middle School kids. My son likes this book very much and he is enjoying with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real World Algebra
My son began using this material in the gifted program at his school last year in 4th grade.He was always "bored" with math. I bought the book for him to do at home, and he is motivated to spend time learning on his own without coaxing. Very understandable and easy to use. He is able to apply the concepts in other learning situations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Author is VERY helpful
I use Zaccaro's books with alternative and home based students. All of his texts are fantastic.

For a student who wants to learn, nothing could be better.

If you have a question I have found it very easy to call or email the author and he responds quickly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun overview for introducing Algebra to a gifted youngster
Almost all the books I purchase are bought with an eye towards introducing advance concepts in a fun way to a gifted upper elementary homeschooled student.

This book is clearly fun and the introduction of each concept is simple enough that even a 3rd grade gifted girl can handle. I think it has fun uses. It can be used as a supplement to a regular Algebra text for an accelerated elementary student who just needs a quick explanation of what the concept is about.

The examples are truly real as opposed to useless, star trek questions which one sometimes find in regular brick and mortar textbooks.
A good supplement to have around the house for anyone with little kids who love solving Math problems. ... Read more

37. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 3rd Updated Edition (Book & CD-ROM)
by David C. Lay
Hardcover: 576 Pages (2005-09-01)
list price: US$141.33 -- used & new: US$56.00
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Asin: 0321287134
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Linear algebra is relatively easy for students during the early stages of the course, when the material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. But when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a brick wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations), are not easily understood, and require time to assimilate. Since they are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, students' understanding of these concepts is vital to their mastery of the subject. Lay introduces these concepts early in a familiar, concrete Rn setting, develops them gradually, and returns to them again and again throughout the text so that when discussed in the abstract, these concepts are more accessible.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Linear Algebra.
Linear Algebra by David C. Lay is a great book.It is very thorough at explain the matrix and different ideas in Linear Algebra.
Had no issues understanding the material and greatly helped me in class.I basically could only rely on the book as the professor wasn't as available as he should have.

I basically taught myself Linear with only minor issues that were resolved through practice.

2-0 out of 5 stars NOT A GREAT BOOK
I got this book because I'm taking linear algebra and it is a required textbook. The book does not explain the material clear, and some of the true or false exercises are very ambiguous, it is not base on the general concepts of linear algebra. for example, true or false: A linear transformation is a special type of function, the superposition principle is a physical description of a linear transformation, etc. if you want to learn the basic theory of linear algebra, choose other books.

5-0 out of 5 stars FIRSTCLASSBOOKS:Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Originally, I gave bad feedback, but after speaking with the company (First Class Books), they went out of their way to rush my textbook at a great price for a new book. I reccomend them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Apparently not a self-study book
For those of you who plan to find a self-study material, do not count on this book. I'm a PhD in computer science department and I'm looking for some books to brush my understanding about the linear algebra. I'm looking for "notions" instead of "derivations". The author does a good job in the first few chapters but I quickly lost after the vector space. I believe that I have some background, though not solid, in linear algebra, but the writing is so dry that I cannot easily follow the flow. I do believe that the author is very knowledgeable.However, as a self-study material, it would be too tough in my opinion.

If you are looking for a self-study book that is easy to follow (especially for deep topics). Be prepare that understanding the intuition behind the formula is not well addressed in this book. I won't say it's a 1 star book in the view points of quality. But apparently, you learn nothing if you cannot follow it, right?

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Purchase From This Seller!
I purchased a book for school from this seller on 8/06 and still have not received it (now 9/06). I tried to contact the seller a week and a half ago and still have not received a response. I would highly advise that you Do Not purchase anything from this seller. ... Read more

38. Algebra 1, Student Edition
by McGraw-Hill
Hardcover: 866 Pages (2002-02-01)
list price: US$94.04 -- used & new: US$29.75
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Asin: 0078250838
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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An Algebra Program designed for Student Success! From the first day your students begin to learn the vocabulary of algebra until the day they take final exams and standardized tests, these programs strengthen student understanding and provide the tools students need to succeed ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great speed!
The book got here -DAYS- before the delivery estimate. It is in the condition described and I will surely get plenty of use out of it.

Great seller, will use again.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the book I ordered
This book is a good algebra book but if is not the book I ordered. It was sent to me by the vender knowing it was not the book I ordered. They must have known that I would not sent it back because it was not worth the trouble. However they did advertise that they had the book in their inventory when I ordered it,and then sent me a book they had in inventory. I sent them an email stating that I wanted them to send me the correct book but they never responded.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for a great price.
As a parent, buying text books for my kids can be expensive and frustrating.It is easy to spend a ton on text books.Buying this very usable book and having it shipped to my home in less than a week for less than $20.00 made my day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Glencoe Algebra 1: integration, applications, connections
Excellent condition-almost new-great for obtaining same copy of school for some summer tutoring in preparation for the school year.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful Book!!!
This book is awful. My school uses it and it doesn't explain anything right. It just confuses me more and I still have to finish out the year with it. ugh!!! Don't buy this book!!! ... Read more

39. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies
by Mark Zegarelli
Paperback: 312 Pages (2008-09-02)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$9.47
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Asin: 0470288175
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When you have the right math teacher, learning math can be painless and even fun! Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies teach you how to overcome your fear of math and approach the subject correctly and directly. A lot of the topics that probably inspired fear before will seem simple when you realize that you can solve math problems, from basic addition to algebraic equations. Lots of students feel they got lost somewhere between learning to count to ten and their first day in an algebra class, but help is here!

Begin with basic topics like interpreting patterns, navigating the number line, rounding numbers, and estimating answers. You will learn and review the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Do remainders make you nervous? You’ll find an easy and painless way to understand long division. Discover how to apply the commutative, associative, and distributive properties, and finally understand basic geometry and algebra. Find out how to:

  • Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute value
  • Round numbers and estimate answers
  • Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Navigate basic geometry
  • Complete algebraic expressions and equations
  • Understand statistics and sets
  • Uncover the mystery of FOILing
  • Answer sample questions and check your answers

Complete with lists of ten alternative numeral and number systems, ten curious types of numbers, and ten geometric solids to cut and fold, Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies will demystify math and help you start solving problems in no time! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Product review
I received this product in a timely manner and in perfect conditionThank you

4-0 out of 5 stars VERY BASIC
I got this book to review over some basics before I went onto the Algebra I book. I took my last college math class, 3 years ago and I am preparing for chemistry in the Fall. I really felt this book was very simple and you can breeze through this book with no problem. I worked on this over 3 days, I went through every chapter and re-worked the problems I got wrong. It wont take long to go through, and you dont even have to dedicate that much time to it either. I am glad I went through it, but it was a lot more basic than what I was thinking it was going to be.
I did find several mistakes throughout the book, which is a hassle when your not sure if you go the problem right. Also the fractions are very small in the book, they really should up the font size for them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Geography wrong and some answer typos
The instructions and most of the information in this book are great and it tremendously helped me prepare for my next step into Algebra, and foremost I learned.The only problem I had was with the information towards the end of the book particularly with the Mayan numerals section.I want to clarify the Mayans dominated the southern part of Mexico, which is in North America, and most of Central America.The author erroneously wrote they were in South America.Mexico, Canada, and the United States of America are in the continent of North America.Central America divides North and South America.The great Incas were the dominate large tribe in South America. I also found many errors. Errors such as problems which did not equal the written answers.I hope this information is corrected in the next version so we do not confuse anymore readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars workbook only, please!
I bought the bundle of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies plus the workbook.I started out trying to use them both but very quickly disregarded the book and worked only with the workbook.I figured I would reference the main book if I had any problems but ended up never using it at all.I have yet to receive my copy of Algebra for Dummies so I can't say that it doesn't pick up were this one leaves off, but I'm a little disappointed to see it's not by the same author.

4-0 out of 5 stars Basic Math Refresher
After being out of school for twenty years, I am faced with the challenge of higher math again. This is a great way to get back up to speed.The book explains the basics in easy to understand terms for those just learning or looking to brush up on their skills.The only criticism I have is that there aren't enough practice questions.There are a few, but more would certainly be helpful.All in all this book is definitely worth the money. ... Read more

40. Algebra to Go: A Mathematics Handbook (Math Handbooks)
by Great Source Education Group Staff
Hardcover: 523 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$29.90 -- used & new: US$17.89
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Asin: 0669471526
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Algebra To Go is a unique new handbook designed to help demystify algebra for students. Modeled after the Math On Call handbook, Algebra To Go is a student-friendly resource that covers key and often complex math topics in a way that's clear and easily understandable for students - from numeration and number theory to estimation, linear and non-linear equations, geometry, and data analysis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition
My son needed this book for his Algebra class.It was in excellent condition for being used.Would recommend this to everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Parents - you MUST get this book!
If you are a parent of a 5th-9th grade child learning algebra...you MUST get this book! It has helped my child, independently, learn their algebra in a different, easy-to-understand language. When I've had to further assist - I understood exactly.

5-0 out of 5 stars fabulous reference book
I can't say enough good things about the "math on call series" -- I'm a parent who has had these books in the house since my daughter was in fifth grade.We keep them with the school supplies for her reference when she is doing math homework.Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars WWJR? Algebra To Go, probably.
This book is a great home reference guide for Algebra and pre-algebra, and especially if your child is ahead of the class and needs to self-teach new concepts.
WWJR? I think He would read this book, if he needed any algebra help. It explains math terms and concepts well enough for an "old style math" parent to help with homework.

5-0 out of 5 stars 1st yr. College Student
Bravo! Easy & understandable format would highly recommend for 1st yr. college Freshman Algebra I.This Fall the book will be by my side along with my Algebra I book. ... Read more

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