Elementary Algebra


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For Ages 13-15

Elementary Algebra is a highly respected, one-year high school curriculum offering practical, real-life applications in an easy to follow format. Students will enjoy this full color textbook as they learn to master functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, and more. Select solutions are provided in the text with full answers available in the Solutions Manual. The Elementary Algebra Teacher’s Guide is also required to complete the course. Elementary Algebra is designed to be completed in one year with lessons spanning 5 days a week for 45 – 60 minutes each.

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Elementary Algebra - Academy Course Preview

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SKU M255-4
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 3.80
Title Elementary Algebra
Series Jacob's Math
ISBN 13 9781683442554
Contributors Harold Jacobs
Binding Paperback
Page Count 762
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 7 1/2 x 10

Algebra Designed for Understanding

Elementary Algebra (Algebra 1) utilizes a clear, conversational, engaging approach to teach your student Algebra through practical, real-life application! Your high school student will discover concepts and applications for themselves and develop a deep understanding of the material.

This unique instructional approach to math means your student:

  • Develops a lasting understanding of Algebra concepts
  • Interacts with concepts using real-world examples, ensuring they’ll know exactly how to apply the material they are learning to real-life and other academic subjects
  • Is prepared to take their understanding of Algebraic concepts outside the math textbook and successfully apply them to everyday life
  • Makes concepts their own
  • Is equipped with an understanding of the foundational mathematical concepts of Algebra—and once a student truly understands the concepts in Algebra, they are equipped & prepared for all higher math & sciences!

Elementary Algebra Student Text Features:

  • Full Color Illustrations
  • 17 sections, covering functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, and more.
  • Set II exercise solutions provided in back of text
  • Flexible based on focus & intensity of the course
    • Set I exercises review ideas & concepts from previous lessons to provide ongoing application of material.
    • Set II exercises allow student to apply material from the new lesson
    • Set III exercises (provided in Teacher’s Guide - sold separately) provide additional practice for material learned in the new lesson
    • Set IV exercises challenge students who are excelling and can also be used for extra credit

Expert Instruction Available at MasterBooksAcademy.com

Help your student learn and apply algebra independently with the addition of our Elementary Algebra supplemental online video course. Kate Hannon, author of the Principles of Mathematics series and Algebra 2, brings the course to life by walking the student through each lesson revealing how to arrive at the correct answers. Mrs. Hannon also teaches students to see the wonder of God in mathematics.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • A Letter to the Student
  • Introduction: A Number Trick
  • 1. Fundamental Operations
  • 2. Functions and Graphs
  • 3. The Integers
  • 4. The Rational Numbers
  • 5. Equations In One Variable
  • 6. Equations In Two Variables
  • 7. Simultaneous Equations
  • 8. Exponents
  • Midterm Review
  • 9. Polynomials
  • 10. Factoring
  • 11. Fractions
  • 12. Square Roots
  • 13. Quadratic Equations
  • 14. The Real Numbers
  • 15. Fractional Equations
  • 16. Inequalities
  • 17. Number Sequences
  • Final Review
  • Answers to the Set II Exercises
  • Index
Very thorough high school level math course
Review by Kathleen C
Each lesson includes instruction on the concept and then four sets of problems for the student. This offers the student flexibility because they can do as many sets as they feel are necessary for learning the material.
Summary and Review lessons.
Includes Final Review Tests and solutions to the Set Two problems from each lesson.
(Sets one, two, and four solutions can be found in the Teacher Guide from MasterBooks)
I like how each lesson relates the topic being taught to a real-life scenario. It is not just random arithmetic.
I like how the author brought some humor into this math course with funny cartoons throughout.
Good Algebra
Review by JoyfulMommy
I got this Algebra course because our children will be needing it in a few years and we were excited to see Master Books offer an Algebra course. My husband recently completed a few college degrees (business related), and his toughest courses were pre-reqs - namely, biology and algebra. He thinks he would have done better on his CLEP if he had worked through this course first.

Overall, the course looks good and does a good job explaining the concepts of Algebra. The reason I’m giving 4 stars is because I was a bit disappointed that the biblical worldview is not incorporated into this course the way it is in most other Master Books courses, including Principles of Mathematics. In this Algebra course, there are some comics and funny stories sprinkled in, but they are simply fun little doodles and are not designed to point us to God. I think it is key for our children to remember that math is thinking God’s thoughts after Him, not man creating these facts and formulas. Having watched the preview of the Master Books Academy video supplement for this course taught by Katherine Hannon (author of Principles of Mathematics), I am sure we will want to add that when we use this course. While it will provide additional explanation and instruction, I like it primarily because she does so well at constantly reminding the student that math shouts out the faithfulness of God. These formulas all work because God designed His creation with order and consistency, and because He is faithful, the formulas are reliable and consistent!
Excellent Course!
Review by Becky V.
Elementary Algebra is a math course is designed for grades 9-12, receiving 1 credit after completion. It is set up to be completed over 180 days (36 weeks) with a time commitment of 45-60 minutes a day.

I actually grabbed this set in order to brush up on my math skills before my kids get to this level of math - and I am impressed with this course and can’t wait to use it with my kids! The lessons are short and direct. Not really any fluff, though I know my kids will love the comics included. I found that just enough examples were given to be able to complete the exercises. Set I, II, and IV assignments are right in the student text, making it a good grab and go course.

The Teacher Guide is essential to successfully completing Elementary Algebra (Algebra I), as it contains full solutions to all of the exercises in the student text (for Sets I, II, and IV). It also contains the chapter tests, midterm, and final assessment as well as all the answers for each. The Teacher Guide also includes a recommended daily schedule to complete the course in one year.

The course itself is very flexible in the assignments given. Set I reviews previous lessons, Set II allows the student to practice the new concepts in the lesson, and Set IV is an optional challenge set. There is a separate, optional download available for purchase which contains Set III (additional problems to practice new concepts) and additional assessments. I would recommend using Elementary Algebra - I believe it to be just the right amount of work and appropriate for independent learning with or without the optional supplemental online Academy course!
Great curriculum!
Review by Crystal
Elementary Algebra is a great curriculum for our family. Each lesson is short and to the point, but includes fun facts, cartoons, or other fun additions that my son enjoys. I like how easily the lessons are laid out for the student and teacher. My son really enjoys how brief the lessons are, and how they are to the point without a lot of fluff.

The student textbook is written to the student and easy to understand. The student textbook includes all the lessons and assignments. Each lesson includes review questions from previous lessons to help with ongoing mastery. There are also additional questions for each lesson that can be downloaded if your student needs some extra practice.

The Teacher’s Guide includes a suggested daily schedule, quizzes and tests (with answer key), and the answer key for the student textbook. There is also information on how to use the course and grading guidelines. It’s well organized and makes everything easy to keep up with.
a great next step after POM, get the academy videos!
Review by Sara
Our family is very excited to be continuing math with masterbooks. We have done all levels of MLFLE, POM 1 and 2 and are now stepping into algebra. I am very thankful for the revised edition with everything available to me as a teacher inside the teachers guide. I have also chosen to use MB online course through the MB academy along with the books since they worked so well with my daughter through POM 2. I also can tell by looking through the material that having my daughter do both levels of POM in her 7-8th year is really going to help her with this course. She was able to get a start on a lot of the material that is in this book and I am thankful that it is not going to be overwhelming for us. We have already gone through it and enjoy the little stories and did bits at the beginning of each lesson that bring the topic to the real world. I am so pleased that she is not dreading getting started with this course!
Better with the video
Review by El
My daughter had a bit of a hard time with this book on her own, but as soon as we got the video from Masterbooks academy, she was able to do much better. Highly recommend!!
Review by marilyn
This book has more of a regular textbook feel to it, I much preferred pom 1 &2 but katherine hannons videos and schedule really help!
Love Jacob's!
Review by Candice
As an engineer and homeschooler, I love Jacob's Algebra and Geometry. Both booths are excellent in that they are engaging and are written in such a way to inspire students to think and chew on concepts. I really LOVE that this book is in color. There is just something about color that brings concepts to life. The real life examples and applications are also so important to a student understanding why they are even learning this material. A+ very happy with this and will continue to use it with my students.
Review by Amy
My 14 year old daughter is doing very well in Algebra 1. I have taught Abeka and Saxon to my other children before I found Masterbooks. This is by far the best of the three.

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