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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Good Morning

While I am an engineer, my math training was deficient. On my own, I made up for it, but it was a struggle.

For example, I always thought Algebra was the study of rate problems (e.g.: "If a train is going one way at one speed and the other is going that way at another, where will they meet?"). It was later that I realized that algebra was about sets, groups, fields, rings, etc., among so many other ideas.

With that in mind as the study of symbols and the rules for their manipulations... Can someone suggest an introductory site about algebra for a precocious eigth grade student?

I do not want my son to experience what I did.

It would be great to find a free PDF online somewhere, if possible.

EDIT: yes, some people posted response, but please note that my son does NOT want (sets of equations, solving them, polynomials, exponents, etc.) He wants

While I am an engineer, my math training was deficient. On my own, I made up for it, but it was a struggle.

For example, I always thought Algebra was the study of rate problems (e.g.: "If a train is going one way at one speed and the other is going that way at another, where will they meet?"). It was later that I realized that algebra was about sets, groups, fields, rings, etc., among so many other ideas.

With that in mind as the study of symbols and the rules for their manipulations... Can someone suggest an introductory site about algebra for a precocious eigth grade student?

I do not want my son to experience what I did.

It would be great to find a free PDF online somewhere, if possible.

EDIT: yes, some people posted response, but please note that my son does NOT want (sets of equations, solving them, polynomials, exponents, etc.) He wants

**(sets, groups, fields, rings, etc.)**__ALGEBRA__
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