It's true: Making sense of algebra doesn't have to take a long time - and it doesn't have to be difficult! In just 15 minutes a day, students can gain expertise in all the algebra concepts that often stump math learners. How? Each lesson gives one small part of the bigger algebra problem, so that each day, students build upon the previous day's knowledge. Fun factoids, catchy memory hooks, and valuable shortcuts help ensure that each algebra concept becomes ingrained. With Junior Skill Builders: Algebra in 15 Minutes a Day, before you know it, a struggling student becomes an algebra pro - one easy step at a time.

Note to parents: In addition to all the essential practice that students need to ace classroom tests, quizzes, class participation, and standardized exams, Junior Skill Builders: Algebra in 15 Minutes a Day provides parents with an easy, accessible way to help their children excel and point them toward success. All it takes is just 15 minutes a day.

TABLE of CONTENTS

Introduction Pretest

SECTION 1: ALGEBRA BASICS Lesson 1: Explaining Variables and Terms Lesson 2: Adding and Subtracting Lesson 3: Multiplying and Dividing Lesson 4: Single-Variable Expressions Lesson 5: Multivariable Expressions Lesson 6: Algebra Word Expressions Lesson 7: Factoring Lesson 8: Exponents

SECTION 2: SOLVING AND GRAPHING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES Lesson 9: Solving Single-Step Algebraic Equations Lesson 10: Solving Multistep Algebraic Equations Lesson 11: Radicals Lesson 12: Slope-Intercept Form Lesson 13: Input/Output Tables Lesson 14: Graphing Equations Lesson 15: Finding Equations from Graphs Lesson 16: Distance Lesson 17: Functions, Domain, and Range Lesson 18: Systems of Equations - Solving with Substitution Lesson 19: Systems of Equations - Solving with Elimination Lesson 20: Algebraic Inequalities Lesson 21: Graphing Inequalities Lesson 22: Polynomials and FOIL Lesson 23: Quadratic Factoring Lesson 24: Quadratic Equation

SECTION 3: USING ALGEBRA Lesson 25: Algebra Word Problems Lesson 26: Using Algebra: Ratios and Proportions Lesson 27: Using Algebra: Statistics and Probability Lesson 28: Using Algebra: Percents and Simple Interest Lesson 29: Using Algebra: Sequences Lesson 30: Using Algebra: Geometry

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