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by Sally Blakemore,Josh Rappaport


Josh Rappaport is the author of the Parents' Choice award-winning Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival . Josh has taught middle school and high school, and for the last 25 years has been president of the Now I Get It!

Josh Rappaport is the author of the Parents' Choice award-winning Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Workbook and PreAlgebra Blastoff. Josh is co-author with Trudy Bortz of the Card Game Roundup books. Josh has taught middle school and high school, and for the last 25 years has been president of the Now I Get It! Learning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches and tutors children of all ages. Josh and his wife Kathy also coach students worldwide to success on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams.

The new Algebra Survival Guide features a unique Q&A format so students hear their own questions echoed in the text. The book's answers, written in the voice of a friendly tutor, provide conversational responses, along with step-by-step instructions in English right next to the math steps

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Sally Blakemore is an award-winning paper engineer and pop-up book packager based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is best known for NASCAR Pop-up: A Guide to the Sport, which includes two dozen pop-ups and a 12-second sound chip. Blakemore also heads Arty Projects Studio, a pop-up and novelty book packaging company. Blakemore has a bachelor’s of art degree in painting and sculpture. She also exhibited with the International Society of Copier Artists.

If there’s one question that many parents would rather not hear when Sophia or Aiden gets home from school, it’s, “Mom, can you help me with my algebra homework?”

And nowadays that question gets asked by younger and younger children because algebraic thinking has been inserted into the math curriculum as early as 5th grade, sometimes even in 4th grade! So what helps parents recall algebra and also helps students learn it in a friendly way? The Algebra Survival Guide, now updated in its Second Edition. Following on the success of the award-winning First Edition book and written by teacher/tutor Josh Rappaport, the Second Edition Guide offers time-tested advice for understanding the key areas of this gateway math subject. The new Algebra Survival Guide features a unique Q&A format so students hear their own questions echoed in the text. The book’s answers, written in the voice of a friendly tutor, provide conversational responses, along with step-by-step instructions in English right next to the math steps. Each page is a one-page mini-lesson so students can focus without feeling overwhelmed. Following each lesson is a short set of practice problems, offering students instant feedback. At the end of each section, chapter tests provide comprehensive checks on understanding. Since word problems are often the highest “hurdle” of algebra, the Second Edition contains a new 62-page chapter on advanced word problems. This chapter provides detailed strategies for setting up and solving word problems on such dastardly areas as rate, time and distance, work performed, mixture formulas, and even those crazy problems about Joe being three years older than four times Jane’s age 10 years in the future.

In its twelve content chapters the 352-page Second Edition covers all key areas of PreAlgebra and Algebra 1: Algebraic Properties, Sets of Numbers, Positive and Negative Numbers, Order of Operations, Absolute Value, Exponents, Radicals, Factoring, Cancelling, Solving Equations, the Coordinate Plane, and Word Problems. As a major bonus, the Guide buzzes with lively illustrations by award-winning artist Sally Blakemore. Ms. Blakemore’s cartoons not only provide comic relief, they also offer a visual way to grasp algebra’s challenging abstractions. (Example:  to illustrate the Reflexive Property of x = x, a cartoon shows a sad ‘x’ gazing at itself in the mirror while suffering a ‘bad hair day.’) With all of these features, the Second Edition Algebra Survival Guide appeals equally to homeschoolers, students, parents, teachers, tutors and adult students striving to recall the math they learned a decade or so ago.

The Second Edition aligns with the Common Core State Standards for Math, so it’s up-to-date for today’s teachers. Loaded with thorough explanations, practice problems and answers, the new Algebra Survival Guide gives anyone and everyone the needed boost for learning or teaching the timeless and critical subject of algebra.

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Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled epub download

ISBN13: 978-0965911382

ISBN: 0965911381

Author: Sally Blakemore,Josh Rappaport

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Mathematics

Language: English

Publisher: Singing Turtle Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2000)

Pages: 276 pages

ePUB size: 1719 kb

FB2 size: 1516 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Nirad
Simply put, this guide and the separate complementary workbook works when nothing else does! After failing remedial college pre-algebra classes multiple times, I was desperate. I had As in almost all other courses and knew I was just somehow missing something that would unlock the understanding for me. I tried several workbook methods and stumbled across this one a few years ago. I fell in love immediately when I started "getting" it on the first few pages of problems. He explains with super simple instructions how to understand problems (the "why" is included, which is missing from many textbooks). I worked through all the lessons/assignments until they were in my mental "muscle memory", then went and took my Math placement exams again at University of Houston. I tested straight into College Algebra! I cried and called my brother right on the spot. I was 40 years old and had finally gotten Algebra. This unlocked the part of my brain I needed to use to finally succeed and really made it easier than I ever thought it could be. So grateful for this amazing workbook and method of learning! Thank you Josh!
Nirad
Simply put, this guide and the separate complementary workbook works when nothing else does! After failing remedial college pre-algebra classes multiple times, I was desperate. I had As in almost all other courses and knew I was just somehow missing something that would unlock the understanding for me. I tried several workbook methods and stumbled across this one a few years ago. I fell in love immediately when I started "getting" it on the first few pages of problems. He explains with super simple instructions how to understand problems (the "why" is included, which is missing from many textbooks). I worked through all the lessons/assignments until they were in my mental "muscle memory", then went and took my Math placement exams again at University of Houston. I tested straight into College Algebra! I cried and called my brother right on the spot. I was 40 years old and had finally gotten Algebra. This unlocked the part of my brain I needed to use to finally succeed and really made it easier than I ever thought it could be. So grateful for this amazing workbook and method of learning! Thank you Josh!
Arcanefist
As a math challenged homeschooling mom of three I wish I had discovered this book before my third trip down Algebra Lane. It would have saved hours of tears and frustration lost in a maze of Algebraic computations. I am now going through the book daily with Kid 3 who has struggled with math since the 4th grade and we are both GETTING IT (I realize that all caps are impolite in type but I do, in fact, feel like shouting our results from the rooftops)! Our hour of math a day is not a struggle, we do not avoid sitting down to do Algebra and most importantly my son is gaining confidence in his ability to do math. Mr. Rappaport deserves some sort of humanitarian award for his book and has earned my undying gratitude. My only regret in this purchase is that I didn't make it years ago.
Arcanefist
As a math challenged homeschooling mom of three I wish I had discovered this book before my third trip down Algebra Lane. It would have saved hours of tears and frustration lost in a maze of Algebraic computations. I am now going through the book daily with Kid 3 who has struggled with math since the 4th grade and we are both GETTING IT (I realize that all caps are impolite in type but I do, in fact, feel like shouting our results from the rooftops)! Our hour of math a day is not a struggle, we do not avoid sitting down to do Algebra and most importantly my son is gaining confidence in his ability to do math. Mr. Rappaport deserves some sort of humanitarian award for his book and has earned my undying gratitude. My only regret in this purchase is that I didn't make it years ago.
Yllk
I asked my older son to spend a 10 min a day during early middle. I explained the goal is to understand the concept. Spend more time reading and confirm by solving only a few questions. No reason to repeat 100 times. He got it, and he understood how to teach himself from book. He is now straight A student with all AP classes. More subjects and pages to go through every day, but he is used to it, and know how to do it.

My 10 years old found the book in bookshelf. He is doing 2 pages a day even though I haven't told him to do it yet. He likes that he can teach himself.
Yllk
I asked my older son to spend a 10 min a day during early middle. I explained the goal is to understand the concept. Spend more time reading and confirm by solving only a few questions. No reason to repeat 100 times. He got it, and he understood how to teach himself from book. He is now straight A student with all AP classes. More subjects and pages to go through every day, but he is used to it, and know how to do it.

My 10 years old found the book in bookshelf. He is doing 2 pages a day even though I haven't told him to do it yet. He likes that he can teach himself.
Arthunter
A helpful reference. The book is written in a conversational tone (question and answer format) with helpful tips to understand algebra concepts. The book is divided into 13 content sections, including an introduction, properties and sets of numbers, positive and negative numbers, order of operations, like terms, absolute value, exponents and radicals, factoring, cancelling, solving equations, coordinate plane, and word problems. Most of the book is set up with one or two pages devoted to a quick lesson with clear explanations and examples, followed by a few sample questions for you to try. Common pitfalls are usually addressed in each lesson as well. This newer addition includes advanced word problems and some style changes in the last part of the book that were not a part of the original book.
There is a chart showing alignment to Common Core State Standards, a helpful glossary, and an index as well.
Arthunter
A helpful reference. The book is written in a conversational tone (question and answer format) with helpful tips to understand algebra concepts. The book is divided into 13 content sections, including an introduction, properties and sets of numbers, positive and negative numbers, order of operations, like terms, absolute value, exponents and radicals, factoring, cancelling, solving equations, coordinate plane, and word problems. Most of the book is set up with one or two pages devoted to a quick lesson with clear explanations and examples, followed by a few sample questions for you to try. Common pitfalls are usually addressed in each lesson as well. This newer addition includes advanced word problems and some style changes in the last part of the book that were not a part of the original book.
There is a chart showing alignment to Common Core State Standards, a helpful glossary, and an index as well.
Dusho
This guide is brilliant, especially for teens struggling to understand the purpose of adding, subtracting, and multiplying letters? What? I thought math was about numbers? The author has put the rules in a fun(ny) style to make learning Algebra concepts easier for kids and adults alike. That makes a world of difference in the frustration factor of trying to figure out what Algebra is all about. Thank you Josh, for helping to make math more fun for my son and myself, he is home schooled, because he has dyscalculia, and really struggles with math concepts and memorization. Now he has this quick reference guide to help him through some of his struggles with Algebra.
Dusho
This guide is brilliant, especially for teens struggling to understand the purpose of adding, subtracting, and multiplying letters? What? I thought math was about numbers? The author has put the rules in a fun(ny) style to make learning Algebra concepts easier for kids and adults alike. That makes a world of difference in the frustration factor of trying to figure out what Algebra is all about. Thank you Josh, for helping to make math more fun for my son and myself, he is home schooled, because he has dyscalculia, and really struggles with math concepts and memorization. Now he has this quick reference guide to help him through some of his struggles with Algebra.
Buridora
This is the text I was looking for to become reacquainted with algebra. My sister's grandson is struggling with (and failing) Algebra 2. He did not master the basics of Algebra 1. He has a lot of company. This is a requirement for high school diploma and about 25% of students are failing (reportedly -- in SW OR).

The "new math" has been a horrid disservice to a generation of students, I believe.
I am 84 and when I attended government school we were taught basic skills which served me well through my working years. I was never in need of a job and unable to find one.

Math (including algebra) involves relentless study and memorization. I read somewhere, "algebra is quite easy but it is very hard to teach". This text does a great job of making algebra easier to understand. Put in the hard work, memorize the basics and you will succeed.
Buridora
This is the text I was looking for to become reacquainted with algebra. My sister's grandson is struggling with (and failing) Algebra 2. He did not master the basics of Algebra 1. He has a lot of company. This is a requirement for high school diploma and about 25% of students are failing (reportedly -- in SW OR).

The "new math" has been a horrid disservice to a generation of students, I believe.
I am 84 and when I attended government school we were taught basic skills which served me well through my working years. I was never in need of a job and unable to find one.

Math (including algebra) involves relentless study and memorization. I read somewhere, "algebra is quite easy but it is very hard to teach". This text does a great job of making algebra easier to understand. Put in the hard work, memorize the basics and you will succeed.