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[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Algebra Simplified Basic and Intermediate" by Kerry Kauffman.]
is a textbook format Algebra book intended to assist the student in
basic to intermediate algebra, and beginning college algebra. The author
is Kerry Kauffman who has a Bachelor of Science in statistics and has
tutored students such as you in many different subjects. He also assists
students online at Kaplan University.
explains in easy to read terms the intention of the book for example who
and how it intends to help, how to use this book effectively and shows
the author’s understanding of the needs of the student. This book also
explains how to use this new found knowledge in everyday life which is
always the million dollar question when it comes to algebra.
The index beautifully outlines each chapter making searching for
your trouble areas a breeze. All key terms are in a bold text and are
again defined in the glossary in the back of the book. Usually you don’t
think you’ll do much reading in an algebra textbook, or even if you do
you probably won’t understand anything anyway, but I found the chapter
to be organized and easy to understand. All key terms are explained very
well. I wish I had this book in high school.
Throughout the book the reader gets a sense of understanding from the
author that is rare. The author understands the common troubles that are
faced by algebra students. For example; word problems. I've met quite a
few people who have told me that they never understood them and I even
had trouble with them myself in school. The author has dedicated a whole
section to them in the back of the book again using real life
situations. Unlike many of our textbooks we had to use years ago the
answer key in the back not only has the solutions, but the steps on how
to get there. No more pulling a number out of thin air.
The book covers everything from the basic descriptions of numbers
and what they are to basic college algebra. I would give this book a
recommendation to be used in any school curriculum. I rate it a 4 out or 4 stars.