Makes problem solving no problem at all.
Most students (and parents) find word problems from high school or even freshman year in college to be the single biggest hurdle in algebra. They are complicated and full of trick information-and always involve some formula that's buried in the facts of the story. Now there's help with The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Algebra Word Problems. Expert math instructor Izolda Fotiyeva helps even the most challenged student understand the mysteries of algebra word problems by showing them how to:
Read problems analytically and find key information quickly
Understand the differences among all the major types of word problems
Learn how to use a basic formula for each category of problems
Practice on sample problems with a detailed answer key
Izolda Fotiyeva, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education in Howard University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches Algebra I & II, College Algebra, and Fundamental Concepts fo Mathematics for Teachers.
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