Elementary Algebra

With Common Errors and True-False Drill

by Ronald J. Fischer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/18/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781480877108
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781480877122
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781480877115

About the Book

Students of mathematics are often baffled by their own algebraic mistakes—and with good reason. The common manipulation errors of elementary algebra so closely resemble the actual laws that they can be called nonlaws. Students from algebra one through college algebra and calculus continue to make these deceptive errors.

Elementary Algebra explores the differences between algebraic laws and nonlaws, hoping to aid students in eliminating or significantly reducing the most frequently occurring issues. It offers drills for the student via true-false questions and word problems and also includes sections on the important annuity formula used in banking. With its specific focus on overcoming typical problems in algebraic study, this handbook provides valuable support for students at many levels.

Serving as a supplement for any course that uses algebra, this textbook presents mathematics students with a guide to help master common errors of the subject.

About the Author

Ronald J. Fischer was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and an MA in mathematics. He worked on the Apollo program in Huntsville, Alabama, and taught college-level mathematics for more than three decades. He is the author of the science fiction novel The Powers of the Mind. He currently lives in San Jose, California.