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Beginning Algebra: Expanded Edition is the first book in the Life of Fred High School Mathematics Series, and is designed for students in 9th grade. This expanded edition of Algebra replaces the both the earlier Life of Fred Beginning Algebra and Fred's Home Companion Algebra books; it also contains all problems completely worked out. The sold-separately Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra book is an optional add-on for students who want more practice opportunities.
Twelve chapters with multiple sub-lessons are included. Each lesson ends with a "Your Turn to Play" segment with a small number of thought-provoking questions. Answers are provided on the next page for students to go over themselves after attempting to solve the problems. Chapters conclude with three problem sets, each of which is named after a city. This full-year curriculum will provide students with a thorough knowledge of freshman algebra I.
Beginning Algebra covers: Finite/Infinite Numbers, Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Adding signed numbers, Ratios, Multiplying signed numbers, Proportions, Inequalities in the integers, Continued Ratios, Adding like terms, Rectangles, Trapezoids, Sectors, Symmetric Law of Equality, Order of operations, Solving Equations, Rational numbers, Set builder notation, Distance-rate-time problems, Distributive law, Reflexive Law of Equality, Proof of the distributive law, Coin problems, Age problems, Transposing, Solving systems of equations by elimination, Work problems in two unknowns, Graphs, Plotting points, Averages, Graphing linear equations, Graphing any equation, Solving systems of equations by graphing, Solving systems of equations by substitution, Inconsistent and Dependent systems of equations, Factorial function, Areas and volumes, Commutative laws, Negative exponents, Multiplying polynomials, Solving quadratic equations by factoring, Common factors factoring, Easy trinomial factoring, Difference of squares factoring, Grouping factoring, Harder trinomial factoring, Solving fractional equations, Simplifying rational expressions, Adding and subtracting rational expressions, Multiplying and dividing rational expressions, Solving pure quadratic equations, Square roots, Pythagorean theorem, Real numbers, Irrational numbers, Fractional exponents, Solving radical equations, Rationalizing the denominator, Quadratic equations in everyday life, Solving quadratic equations by completing the square, Quadratic formula, Long division of polynomials, Functions, Slope, Finding slope of a line from its equation, Slope-intercept form of a line, Range of a function, Fast way to graph y = mx + b, Fahrenheit-Celsius conversions, Graphing inequalities, Why you can't divide by zero, Absolute value, Solving inequalities in one unknown,
Life of Fred is a unique, complete (not supplemental), math program that uses a highly engaging narrative to teach math without fear and with enjoyment. Students follow the life of Fred Gauss (a math professor who grows up to the age of six), who has many humorous, unlikely, and zany adventures over the course of the curriculum. Math becomes relevant and important because the need for math occurs in Fred's life (and he sees math everywhere). Witty and truly entertaining, these books will engage students in a way unlike any other math program - --while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics without an abundance of repetitive drills. This series is perfect for inquisitive students who struggle with the relevance of math, or anyone looking for a creative approach to mathematic thinking!
544 pages, indexed; hardcover, non-consumable textbook with Smyth-sewn binding.
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Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to CalculusKeith KressinK Squared Publishing, Inc. / 1997 / Trade Paperback$24.49Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW730018
Home Educator1 Stars Out Of 5Life of Fred: Beginning AlgebraOctober 14, 2014Home EducatorIf you do not understand algebra already, this is not the book for you. There is not much help in it to understand how to solve algebra equations. It can be entertaining with this silly backstory about Fred, but when it comes to teaching the subject, it is sorely lacking.
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