FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY Shows how to master algebra topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and In addition to fun extras like personality quizzes, reader polls, and boy crazy confessionals time saving tips and tricks sample problems with detailed solutions relatable real world examples...
|Title||:||Hot X: Algebra Exposed! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Turtleback Turtleback School Library ed edition June 28, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Hot X: Algebra Exposed! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Reviews
My daughter now has all of the books in this series, and loves reading them, just for fun! Math is no longer a chore, and check is eager to learn.
This series of books explains math in everyday language. It is perfect for the intended audience, and it may be useful to those who are older also, as other reviews show. My wife, however, did not find it to be helpful when attempting to read it as a refresher when returning to college, and the analogies chosen were primarily distracting for her.
We are a homeschool family. My daughter has always had such a hard time with math. Her strong suit has been Language Arts and writing. However, we bought all of Danica's books last winter (2014) and between these books and a new tutor, my daughter has done a 180 in math. She references these books constantly. At the time, she is using only the Hot Algebra Exposed. She cannot say enough wonderful things about this book. It has helped her tremendously and she feels she just might now like math! And between these books and her tutor, she may be able to do harder maths come Junior and Senior yr and not feel stressed and worried over grades and understanding.
I think Middle School can be a time when girls back away from math and I don't want that to happen to my daughters (I have 2). The tips and shortcuts in this book are easy to understand. McKellar does a great job of walking you through problems and when she can turn them into something girls can relate to, it makes it a lot of fun to read. One of my daughter's is going into 7th grade in the fall and taking Algebra I. We've been using this book over the summer as a way to prepare her for the class. I highly recommend it to anyone who has daughters. The pages are interspersed with testimonials from girls, some who used to struggle in math, and the testimonials give positive messages about working hard and not letting math intimidate you. That seems to be the mantra for all her books -- math is not intimidating and you can handle it! It's been years since I've taken Algebra and even I understand the concepts thanks to this book. I wish I had this kind of book when I was a kid struggling with math.
I bought this because I'm a college student struggling with Math and was excited to learn from a female as everyone in math seems to be male. This book only reenforces stereotypes and was a shocking disapointment. Does she cover math? Sometimes. Mostly she talks about being "boy crazy". No joke. She writes like a 10 year old girl.
I purchased 4 of Danica's books for my 12 year old niece. She was having trouble with math, found it boring, and her grades were dropping. I was worried she would be insulted that I got her math books, but she was really pleased. She started the first book the night I gave them to her. Her mom told me that she started reading them as well, and thinks they are brilliant.
Make sure you read the test taking tips!
My wife is NOT a math lover but she did re-learn algebra to help our children with their homework. She read this book afterward but loved it and then bought another from Danica. So happy to see GIRLS showing their strength in STEM!