Kiss those Math Headaches GOODBYE!

Algebra Survival Guide — Second Edition
by Josh Rappaport
illustrated by Sally Blakemore

The Algebra Survival Guide — Second Edition is here, but not yet released to the general public. Now’s your chance to order it at a 25% discount through April 10th. Just go to

But first, let me tell you about what’s new … a massive, 62-page chapter on advanced story problems.

It’s no secret that algebra gives students the ‘jitters,’ and word problems give them the ‘shakes.’ As a dastardly duo, the word problems of algebra are just about as nerve-wracking as anything in the teenage years.

The Algebra Survival Guide — Second Edition takes a hard look at algebra’s word problems and offers time-tested advice for cracking them. With a new 62-page chapter devoted to these word problems, the new edition tackles the ultimate math nightmares of the puberty years: problems involving rate, time and distance, work performed, and mixture formulas, among others. Added to the pre-existing 20-page introduction-to-story-problems chapter (in the Algebra Survival Guide — 1st Edition), it’s like having a book within a book.

The Algebra Survival Guide — Second Edition also includes:
  • 12 additional content chapters that explain fundamental and advanced areas of algebra
  • a unique question/answer format so students hear their own questions echoed in the text
  • conversational style written in the voice of a friendly tutor
  • step-by-step instructions
  • practice problems after each new concept
  • chapter tests
  • an expanded glossay and index
  • lively illustrations by award-winning artist Sally Blakemore
Finished Spit Fire
The many cartoons not only provide well-deserved comic relief for math learners, they also offer a visual way to grasp algebra’s challenging abstractions. Example: The above cartoon illustrates a real-world mixture problem by showing different percent concentrations of paint.

With all of these features, the Second Edition Algebra Survival Guide is ideal for homeschoolers, tutors and students striving for algebra excellence.

The Second Edition also aligns with the current Common Core State Standards for Math, so it’s ideal for today’s teachers, as well. Its content chapters tackle the trickiest topics of algebra:

Properties, Sets of Numbers, Order of Operations, Absolute Value, Exponents, Radicals, Factoring, Cancelling, Solving Equations, and the Coordinate Plane.

So, have some fun learning algebra!

• Updated version of Josh and snake


Comments on: "Algebra Survival Guide — Second Edition — Fresh Off The Presses!" (1)

  1. ivasallay said:

    I love the cover on this one!


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