The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra by Jason Marshall

The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra

Book Title: The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312569564

Author: Jason Marshall


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A plane leaves New York at 400 mph. Another leaves Los Angeles at 350 mph...

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. Jason Marshall, host of the top ranked Math Dude podcast, knows that algebra can be tough. But he also knows that it doesn't have to be that way. And he's determined to show you how to solve those algebra problems and understand them so that algebra never makes you want to scream again.

Jason kicks things off with a basic-training boot camp to help you review the essential math you'll need to truly "get" algebra. The basics covered, you'll be ready to tackle the concepts that make up the core of algebra. You'll get clear step-by-step instructions and tutorials to help you finally understand the problems that stump you the most, including loads of tips on:
  • Working with fractions, decimals, exponents, radicals, polynomials, roots, functions, factoring, and more
  • Solving all kinds of equations and inequalities...from basic linear problems, to using the quadratic formula, dealing with systems of equations, and beyond
  • Understanding how and why you should make and use graphs to help you solve algebra problems
Learning algebra doesn't have to be a form of torture, and with The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, it won't be. Packed with tons of fun features including "secret agent math-libs," and "math brain games," and full of quick and dirty tips that get right to the point, this book will have even the biggest math-o-phobes basking in a-ha moments and truly understanding algebra in a way that will stick for years (and tests) to come.