"The essence of mathematics
is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple." --S. Guidder
(1) Algebra By Example (Text and Solutions Manual)
The format of the text is very similar to the format
of our "Gateways to Mathematics" arithmetic text. Each chapter begins with one or two introductory expository paragraphs
followed by an Illustrative Example that applies the exposition to solving a specific problem followed by a solution with
commentary. At the end of each section in the chapter there are exercises and at the end of each chapter there is a
more extensive set of exercises. The solution manual contains the solution plus additional commentary for many of the exercises.
(2) "The Game of Algebra" (Powerpoint
presentations and video)
1 of the course is divided into 24 lessons and each lesson is accompanied by four Powerpoint presentations.
Part 2 of the course is divided into lessons 25 - 40; the accompanying Powerpoints
are not yet available. The material covered in Part 2 is usually found in the second course in Algebra.
are now ready to begin our study of Algebra -- Good luck!