"Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide" Released

Published: Friday, April 8, 2022

My latest book with Larisa Bukalov, Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide (3rd edition), was released today. From the back cover:

In the newly revised Third Edition of Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guidea team of award-winning math teachers delivers an accessible roadmap for learning algebra. Completely revised to align with the math standards used in many states, this edition provides an overview of such topics as linear and quadratic equations, ratios and proportions, functions, statistics, word problems, and modeling. It also briefly reviews pre-algebra, including arithmetic and fractions.

With over 500 images and tables, 200 model examples, and almost 1,500 exercises with answers, this book has concrete strategies that help diverse students to succeed. It also describes techniques for avoiding common student errors and technology tips that apply no matter what device is being used.

Practical Algebra is perfect for high school and college students, adults returning to school, and lifelong students who want to refresh their understanding of algebra. Readers will come away with better test scores and greater mathematical confidence.

Practical Algebra is a go-to guide for all learners of algebra, and the educators and parents who support them. What sets this book apart from other guides is its deliberate use of accessible language and well thought out visuals to illuminate concepts, and the vital inclusion of vignettes highlighting the often-omitted multicultural origins of mathematics.”

—Sendy S. Keenan, Math for America Master Teacher

Practical Algebra provides easy-to-understand explanations of material typically taught and learned in algebra 1. It's ideal for parents who need a quick refresher in order to help their child as well as for others who need a quick explanation.”

—Kevin Dykema, Mathematics Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools

The book is available on Amazon at https://bit.ly/practicalalgebra.

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