Book Review: How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra
How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra: A Solved Problems Approach is a book ideal for middle school and high school students who want to learn about solving word problems. The book offers step-by-step method in solving different types of word problems.
The topics covered in this book are number, motion (time, rate, distance), mixtures, coins, age, lever, finance, work, digit, and problems on geometric figures. It also contains problems on quadratics and problems involving two unknowns. In addition, each chapter has worked examples and at least 10 supplementary problems with solutions.
Since the book teaches problem solving step by step, it can be a good supplementary material or self-study guide for students.
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