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B What is a good book to learn about elementary mathematics?

  1. Apr 14, 2017 #1
    you know all the things that you are supposed to study before algebra .

    any good book suggestions ?
    :nb)
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    I would checkout the videos at Khan Academy or at mathispower4u.com as you will probably learn more quickly. You can stop the video, rewind it and play it again to learn the concept.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2017 #3
    Thanks for the suggestion , i would still like to read books , for some reasons i don't like videos much .

    i have collected a couple of books like
    Peter Selby, Steve Slavin-Practical Algebra_ A Self-Teaching Guide
    HELM workbooks

    but the problem is i wish i had that one book that also covers some operations of numbers , fractions and such , i haven't been able to find a book like that

    anyway i will keep looking , maybe i can find some good websites like the ones you suggested
     
  5. Apr 14, 2017 #4

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

  6. Apr 14, 2017 #5
    thanks for the suggestions once again

    i think it would be waste of time looking for a book that would contain only parts of mathematics like these

    https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions-menu.html

    the best think still would be to learn little things like those from many different places
    after that i can move to these two books

    Peter Selby, Steve Slavin-Practical Algebra_ A Self-Teaching Guide
    HELM workbooks
     
  7. Apr 14, 2017 #6

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    The material that comes before algebra is pretty much limited to plain old arithmetic. If you do a web search for "pre-algebra books" you'll see tons of links. One that seems interesting to me is this one - https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-My-Math...=1492178330&sr=8-9&keywords=pre-algebra+books, by Danica McKellar, who was on a US TV show called "The Wonder Years" that ran in the late '80s and early '90s. She also holds a degree in mathematics and drives race cars.
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2017 #7
    Thanks for the suggestion Mark44 ,

    but i found what i was looking for when i googled this "algebra for dummies pdf" .

    then you can freely download this book

    Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

    it has all those little things i am looking for
     
  9. Apr 14, 2017 #8

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Great! However, you asked about all the things that you are "supposed to study before algebra," so that's how I responded. If that Dummies book is what you need, then great!
     
  10. Apr 14, 2017 #9
    Yes that's exactly what i wanted , thank god i found it
     
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