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The Cartoon Guide to Algebra by Larry Gonick
Published January 20, 2015; William Morrow
Genre: comic, textbook
Chapter 0: What Is Algebra About?
Before algebra, we learn how to combine numbers by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing according to the rules of arithmetic. To go in this book, you must know arithmetic.
Cartoon: Piece of Cake
If algebra is about combining numbers, then what is algebra about? To answer this question, begin with some ordinary arithmetic problems.......(cartoon) and rewrite those problems horizontally, along a line.To me, this book is ideal for adults wanting to teach their youngsters or for adults like myself needing to learn or freshen up algebra skills. Children who don't already know some algebra might need a bit of help through the cartoons, but it will certainly keep their interest.
What do you think? Would you keep going to tease your memory?
Thanks to the publisher for a review/feature copy of this book.