Edition 
1st ed. 
Description 
484 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. 
Series 
Quick and dirty tips


Quick and dirty tips.

Note 
Includes index. 
Contents 
Prologue: Why math isn't an awful nerd  Basic number properties  Basic arithmetic  Let the game begin!  Looking for patterns in numbers  Exponents and perfect squares  A surprising sequence of numbers. 

pt. I: What is algebra, really?  ch. 1. Taking algebra to the streets  The secret algebra you've already been doing  Using variables  Writing equations  What's the point of algebra?  Square roots  The Pythagorean Theorem  Why algebra matters in the real world  Algebra in your backyard  How to make a graph  Challenge problems  ch. 2. Algebra basics  What are variables?  How do variables work?  What are algebraic expressions?  The order of operations  Practice problem  Intro to equations  Halftime recap  How you should think about equations  How to solve an equation  How to solve an algebra problem. 

pt. II: Understanding algebra better  ch. 3. Walk the number line  A brief history of numbers  Algebra and decimal numbers  Algebra and the number line  Absolute values  Number boot camp  Linear equations  How to solve single variable linear equations  Linear equations with absolute values  How to solve absolute value equations  Linear inequalities  How to solve linear inequalities  ch .4. Arithmetic 2.0 : math with variables, exponents, and roots  Arithmetic 1.0 : preparing for algebra  Doing arithmetic with "real" numbers  Arithmetic 2.0 (here comes the algebra)  How to simplify expressions  Math properties  How to combine like terms  Exponentiation  Roots  Exponentiation and roots combined  Irrational exponents  Can you remind me of the point of algebra?  Final exam. 

pt. III: Solving algebra problems  ch. 5. Polynomials, functions, and beyond  What are polynomials?  Evaluating polynomials  Functions  Visualizing polynomial functions  How to solve problems with polynomials  How to find and write the equations of lines  Equations of horizontal and vertical lines  Systems of equations  How to solve a system of equations  Systems of inequalities  How to solve a system of inequalities  Challenge problem #1  Final exam  ch. 6. The root of the problem  Challenge problem #2  Roots of polynomials  Factoring polynomials  How to factor polynomials  Solving quadratic equations  Challenge problem #3  Game over?  Final exam. 
Summary 
"A plane leaves New York going 400 m.p.h. Another plane leaves Los Angeles going 350 m.p.h ... Yikes! Those dreaded word problems have instilled math phobia in generations of students. Now, The Math Dude is here to take the agony out of algebra. In The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, Jason Marshall, host of the top ranked Math Dude podcast, kicks things off with a short, basictraining course to review simple math principles you'll need to get started. Once you've mastered the key concepts, you'll be ready to move on to the main event: understanding algebra. Whether discussing polynomials or giving stepbystep instruction on how to use order of operations to solve equations, Jason's clear, easy to follow explanations and relevant, realworld examples will have even the most mathaverse student basking in an aha moment. The book is also loaded with testtaking tips, quick and dirty math memory tricks, and advice for avoiding common mistakes that will help the lessons stick for years (and tests) to come. The bottom line is this: Algebra is the basic math that underlies most of everyday life. The Math Dude connects the dots and shows you that you already know a lot more than you think"Provided by publisher. 
Subject 
Algebra  Problems, exercises, etc.


Algebra  Popular works.


MATHEMATICS  Algebra  General. 
Added Title 
Quick and dirty guide to algebra 

Guide to algebra 
ISBN 
9780312569563 (pbk.) 

0312569564 (pbk.) 
