CAIRO BOOKS's Description
One of the most commonly asked questions in a mathematics classroom is, "Will
I ever use this stuff in real life?" Some teachers can give a good, convincing
answer; others hem and haw and stare at the floor. The real response to the
question should be, "Yes, you will, because algebra gives you power " – the
power to help your children with their math homework, the power to manage your
finances, the power to be successful in your career (especially if you have to
manage the company budget). The list goes on.
Algebra is a system of mathematical symbols and rules that are universally
understood, no matter what the spoken language. Algebra provides a clear,
methodical process that can be followed from beginning to end to solve complex
problems. There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely
challenging to others. For those of you who are challenged by working with
numbers, Algebra I For Dummies can provide the help you need.
This easy-to-understand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can
understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex
problems. But rest assured, this book is not about memorizing a bunch of
meaningless steps; you find out the whys behind algebra to increase your
understanding of how algebra works.
In Algebra I For Dummies , you'll discover the following topics and more: All
about numbers – rational and irrational, variables, and positive and negative
Figuring out fractions and decimals Explaining exponents and radicals Solving
linear and quadratic equations Understanding formulas and solving story
problems Having fun with graphs Top Ten lists on common algebraic errors,
factoring tips, and divisibility rules.
No matter if you're 16 years old or 60 years old; no matter if you're learning
algebra for the first time or need a quick refresher course; no matter if
you're cramming for an algebra test, helping your kid with his or her homework,
or coming up with next year's company budget, Algebra I For Dummies can give
you the tools you need to succeed.