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“Algebra Survival” Program, v. 2.0, has just arrived!

The Second Edition of both the Algebra Survival Guide and its companion Workbook are officially here!

Check out this video for a full run-down on the new books, and see how — for a limited time — you can get them for a great discount at the Singing Turtle website.


Here’s the PDF with sample pages from the books: SAMPLER ASG2, ASW2.

And here’s the website where you can check out the books more fully and purchase the books.








Problem of the Week, 9/17/10: “Flying Flora”

Flying Flora, late as usual for her business meeting, speeds from Santa Fe to Las Cruces at 105 mph.

Off the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Plaza

After arriving in Las Cruces, she gets an email alerting her that she was caught by a radar gun and received a speeding ticket (she knows the local DA; otherwise she would have been thrown in jail!). Much chastened, Flora drives back from Las Cruces to Santa Fe at just 60 mph.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces

Your task:  Without using a specific value for the distance between the towns, find Flying Flora’s average rate for the round trip. Please show your work and round off your answer to the nearest tenth of a mile per hour. Post your answers on Facebook, or send to: All entries must be received by 10 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 22, to qualify for getting your name posted among the five first to get it right, on Friday.