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Algebra - Basic Algebra Explained

by Graham Lawler Studymates
Pub Date:
05/2005
ISBN:
9781842850688
Format:
Pbk 160 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$31.30
Product Status: In Stock Now
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By the author of BBC Bite-sized maths (which sold over 50,000 copies), this books covers the essential information needed to understand the basic concepts in algebra and how to use algebraic techniques to solve problems. Do you find it hard to cope with algebra? Do you need to use algebra in your job? Are you enrolled on a course where simple algebraic concepts are required? Or are you a parent struggling to keep up with your child’s homework? If so, this book will help you master those all-important skills. Algebra: basic algebra explained takes a practical rather than a theoretical approach, and explains the basic skills that all algebra users need to know. Written by an experienced and sympathetic teacher who understands phobias about mathematics, this book sets out to demystify problem areas and guide the reader through key points in a succinct way. Each chapter deals with a self-contained topic, and breaks down information into manageable chunks to ensure users understand the subject fully. The book explains how to:

solve linear equations
change the subject of a formula
solve equations with fractions
factorise quadratic equations
solve simultaneous linear equations, understand straight line graphs
Graham Lawler MA is a teacher with over twenty years’ experience, including as head of mathematics in both a state school and for an online academy. In addition to his degrees from Liverpool University and the Open University, he has qualifications from both London University and City University London in the use of online technology in learning. He is currently researching for his doctorate from the University of Wales. He has acted as a consultant on mathematical education for both the BBC and Channel 4. He is the author of BBC Bitesize Maths and broadcasts regularly on radio as ‘Mr Educator’.