I want to advance myself in math so for the past couple months I've been self-studying my school textbooks. So far it's been successful and I've already worked through and completed the Algebra I topics (I'm in 8th grade, shoot me) we're supposed to cover through this school year, and started some Geometry. My main problem started when I noticed that the textbooks are designed in such a way to get schoolkids to think "math is fun" and all that ****, with flashy covers and random pictures of kids blowing bubbles placed on the pages. That led me to question the actual "mathematical content" and I realized that although I could "do" the problems I never felt I got an in-depth understanding of why I was doing the problems that way. I also found this link interesting, http://www.textbookleague.org/103feyn.htm which highlighted the possible flaws in textbooks. I'm not going to debate on the validity of this argument and I'm still going to use the school textbooks but the point is I want something other...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

With this in mind, I was hoping someone could help me find some higher-level supplementary material to aid my math studies. I want to ultimately gain a good understanding of geometry, Alg II, Trig, pre-calc, plus maybe something extra and then be ready for a calculus class by 10th grade. (I know this is difficult but I am serious about self-studying) The only book on my reading list so far is Basic Mathematics by Serge Lang, and I am looking of more like that.

I'm also looking for some workbooks with just a lot of problems. I'm seriously dying from the lack of practice problems I can complete in my textbooks. In my Algebra I one there's a great section called "extra practice" which is peachy and all but there aren't any answers in the back of the book! Why would I do extra practice if I can't check my work, if I make a stupid mistake I have no way of knowing... I learn by looking back at my answers and catching myself on what I did wrong. I'm seriously surprised at the lack of such books, on Amazon I've only found one called "The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems" which has the frustrating format of giving the problem and then immediately giving the answer underneath it. I know in Russian you can find a dozen of such books on every topic, problems in front, then answers at back of the book. (I can read Russian but not too well, yes I know numbers are the same but it does matter when it will give certain directions, I'd get confused on what it's asking.) Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place?

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tl;dr version

1. Math books that cover the things school textbooks do + going deeper to gain better understanding (subjects on alg I,II; geometry, trig, precalc)

2. Math practice books for the above topics with a format similar to a bunch of problems listed and then answers in the back of the book.

Also, my school textbooks are "Holt, Rinehard and Winston" around 2007 edition.

Also also, sorry if a thread with such books has been posted before, I haven't found much with the search function

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