Step by step, ease your way into algebra without confusion or the stress of a poorly laid out page. This book starts at the beginning and works gently into algebra so kids who think math is easy and kids who are intimidated by math can both enjoy the process of learning algebra. We have one of each, so it was a blessing to find it!
We really like the Key to Mathematics series. We've used all of the topics except the geometry. These affordable books are just as effective as the pricier programs. The main difference is that each book covers ONE topic. There's no 'spiral' review built in, however, each topic builds on the last.
We love that the student can work independently, and that it encourages a true understanding of math with small steps and lots of simple line drawings. These books are black and white, and each individual book is short and not overwhelming.
I would recommend the algebra series:
-as an intro for advanced younger students,
-as a complete course for math-challenged kids who don't need a rigorous program for college, or
-as a review/explanation for kids who are stuck on a specific topic (ie trinomials). The individual books make it easy to get exactly what you need.
This is a great book especially for those who have trouble learning math. My son was having difficulty in Algebra I so I decided to take a change on the "Key to Algebra" books. I bought only the first 4, plus the answer book, and the test book. He is now at the end of the first book. This book has been a blessing. He is finding Algebra a lot easier now and I am finding out where his trouble spots are. The book is written in a relaxed manner that i think is inviting and not intimidating to children. I would highly recommend this book set.