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Math 24: Elementary Algebra I

Course Description

An introduction to basic algebra topics, MATH 24 is the first course in a two semester sequence of Elementary Algebra courses. Instruction includes units on operations with signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, the coordinate plane, and linear systems in two variables. See detailed objectives.

Circulating Books in KCC Library
Cliffs Quick Review: Algebra I - Review of basic operations, signed numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing, word problems. Includes practice problems with solutions and a glossary.
Super Review: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra - Covers signed numbers, linear equations and inqualities, graphs, word problems, and some geometry. Also reviews PCM 23 topics. Features concise exposition, with the primary focus on step-by-step solutions to numerous example problems.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra, 2nd Ed. - Signed numbers, fractions, variables, linear equations, graphing, linear inequalities, linear systems. MATH 24 topics are generally covered in chapters 1-8. A glossary is provided, as are about a dozen practice problems per chapter, with answers at the end of the book.
Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide - Signed numbers, linear equations, graphs. Includes numerous practice problems, with answers provided. Also covers MATH 25 topics.
Quick Algebra Review: A Self-Teaching Guide - A more condensed, review-oriented version of the above book. Includes practice problems with solutions.
Master Math: Algebra - Algebraic equations, algebraic inequalites, Polynominals, algebraic fractions, quadradic equations, linear equations, coordinate systems and graphing equations.
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss - Signed numbers, variables, word problems, equations, inequalities, exponents, graphing points and lines. Written in a playful, faux-magazine style.
Merrill Algebra One - Language of algebra, signed numbers, inequalities, powers, polynomials, factoring, functions and graphs, lines and slopes, open sentences, radicals, quadratics, rational expressions, trigometry.

Online Books (ebrary) - KCC Student
Algebra Demystified - Chapters on variables, negative numbers, exponents and roots, factoring, linear equations, and linear inequalities. Includes both step-by-step examples and practice problems, although answers are frequently on the same page as the exercises.
Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless (2nd edition) - Covers signed numbers, ratio and proportion, linear equations, polynomials, and graphs, among other topics. Some very detailed example problems, with explanations given for each step in the solution. Lacks practice exercises.
Maran Illustrated Effortless Algebra - Algebra basics, fractions and exponents, solving basic equations, graphing linear equations, solving and graphing inequalities, working with matrices, solving systems of equations, polynomials, radicals, factoring expressions, quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing quadratic equations.
Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra - From arithmetric to algebra, simple equations, signed numbers, monomials and polynomials, 1st degree equations, formulas, graphs of linear equations, problem solving and mathematical modeling, progucts and factoring, fractions, roots, radicals, quadratic equations.
Arithmetic and Algebra Again (2nd Edition) - Part One: Algebra. Whole numbers, integers, decimals and percents, fractions, measurements. Part Two: Algebra. Basic operations, equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems. Part Three: Practical Mathematics. Applications, mathematics in banking, statistics, probability, calculators
College Algebra - Fundamental tools of algebra, algebraic expressions and operations, functions, linear equations, sequences, series, mathematical induction, permutations, combinations, inomial, theorem and probability


Khan Academy: Algebra - Blackboard-style videos with audio narration. See also the preceding section for a review of pre-algebra topics, including operations with signed numbers.

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