Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies - Mark T. Zegarelli
Call Number: QA 39.3 .Z4437 B37 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
"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." - Back cover.
Algebra - Rhonda Huettenmueller
Call Number: QA 152.3 .H8488 A44 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-11
Written in a step-by-step format, this guide covers fractions, variables, decimals, negative numbers, exponents, roots, and factoring. Techniques for solving linear and quadratic equations and applications are also discussed in detail.
The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra - Jason Marshall
Call Number: QA 157 .M377 M38 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
A plane leaves New York going 400 m.p.h. Another plane leaves Los Angeles going 350 m.p.h...Yikes! Those dreaded word problems have instilled math phobia in generations of students. Now, The Math Dude is here to take the agony out of algebra. In The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, Jason Marshall, host of the top ranked Math Dude podcast, kicks things off with a short, basic-training course to review simple math principles you’ll need to get started. Once you’ve mastered the key concepts, you’ll be ready to move on to the main event: understanding algebra.
Hot X - Algebra Exposed! - Danica McKellar
Call Number: QA159 .M34 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-03
Actress and math genius Danica McKellar continues to shatter the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace middle school math--and actually feel cool doing it! With Danica’s trademark sass and style, this book tackles algebra: the most feared of all math classes and the most common roadblock to high school graduation. McKellar instantly puts her readers at ease, showing teenage girls--and anyone taking algebra--how to feel confident and master square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems and more, without breaking a sweat (or a nail).--From publisher description.
A Guide to Conquering the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test - Anthony E. Clement; Stephen Majewicz
Call Number: QA 43 .C5464 G85 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-22
A Guide to Conquering the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test is self-contained and gives comprehensive coverage of topics (Pre-algebra and Algebra) often encountered on the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. It is unique since it focuses solely on preparing students to pass the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. The text is written with the student in mind. Therefore, it offers an uncomplicated approach for ease of comprehension, which is then reinforced by lots of follow-up examples that illustrate the rules. The guide uses standard as well as alternative techniques that help students “get it”. A skeleton of this text has been used by one of the authors’ students with great success. Thus, this finished more “polished” version would be of invaluable help for all students preparing to take the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. The text can be used for a fast paced Immersion Program as well as for an entire semester course.