Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook With Answers: Linear & Quadratic Equations, Cross Multiplying, and Systems of Equations
This Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers provides ample practice for developing fluency in very fundamental algebra skills - in particular, how to solve standard equations for one or more unknowns. These algebra 1 practice exercises are relevant for students of all levels - from grade 7 thru college algebra. With no pictures, this workbook is geared strictly toward learning the material and developing fluency through practice. This workbook is conveniently divided up into seven chapters so that students can focus on one algebraic method at a time. Skills include solving linear equations with a single unknown (with a separate chapter dedicated toward fractional coefficients), factoring quadratic equations, using the quadratic formula, cross multiplying, and solving systems of linear equations. Not intended to serve as a comprehensive review of algebra, this workbook is instead geared toward the most essential algebra skills. Each section begins with a few pages of instructions for how to solve the equations followed by a few examples. These examples should serve as a useful guide until students are able to solve the problems independently. Answers to exercises are tabulated at the back of the book. This helps students develop confidence and ensures that students practice correct techniques, rather than practice making mistakes. The copyright notice permits parents/teachers who purchase one copy or borrow one copy from a library to make photocopies for their own children/students only. This is very convenient for parents/teachers who have multiple children/students or if a child/student needs additional practice. An introduction describes how parents and teachers can help students make the most of this workbook. Students are encouraged to time and score each page. In this way, they can try to have fun improving on their records, which can help lend them confidence in their math skills.
just what i needed.
By Daniel - January 15, 2012
Was into advanced math in early college and high school but got out of it further in degree. I'm going back to school now and this book helped me prepare for an intermediate algebra course. It's foundation learning in which each section builds upon previous sections. Instructions are also very clear. Plan on many hours of work. Also to note, the author allows use of problems for students, such as if one were a math teacher needing extra equations for assignments.
By Anne - November 3, 2010
Having been a high school math teacher since 1972, I believe in homework and lots of examples and samples, but this book has way too many of only a few problems. If I had seen it in a store, I would not have bought it. I will use it, but only a page or two at a time. I do NOT recommend it for parents who do not know algebra.
By Duane Drake - December 8, 2012
This is used as part of a homeschooling algebra course for our ninth grader. The algebra problems have been great. The only drawback is that the problems aren't numbered on the pages or on the answer key & so it's a little bit if a challenge trying to decipher what each answer is.
Williams offers a refreshing and innovative approach to college algebra, motivating the topics with a variety of creative applications and thoroughly integrating the graphing calculator. Written in a ...