High School Algebra I Unlocked: Your Key to Mastering Algebra I

High School Algebra I Unlocked: Your Key to Mastering Algebra I

by The Princeton Review

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Algebra can be a daunting subject. That’s why our new High School Unlocked series focuses on giving you a wide range of key techniques to help you tackle subjects like Algebra I. If one method doesn't "click" for you, you can use an alternative approach to understand the concept or problem, instead of painfully trying the same thing over and over without success. Trust us—unlocking the secrets of Algebra doesn't have to hurt!

With this book, you’ll discover the link between abstract concepts and their real-world applications and build confidence as your skills improve. Along the way, you’ll get plenty of practice, from fully guided examples to independent end-of-chapter drills and test-like samples.

Everything You Need to Know About Algebra I.
• Complex concepts explained in clear, straightforward ways
• Walk-throughs of sample problems for all topics
• Clear goals and self-assessments to help you pinpoint areas for further review
• Step-by-step examples of different ways to approach problems

Practice Your Way to Excellence.

• Drills and practice questions in every chapter
• Complete answer explanations to boost understanding
• ACT- and SAT-like questions for hands-on experience with how Algebra I may appear on major exams

High School Algebra I Unlocked covers:
• exponents and sequences
• polynomial expressions
• quadratic equations and inequalities
• systems of equations
• functions
• units, conversions, and displaying data
... and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101882207
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Series: High School Subject Review Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,102,270
File size: 29 MB
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Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

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About This Book x

1 Fundamentals: Terminology and Properties … 1

Lesson 1.1 Understanding Expressions 2

Lesson 1.2 Mathematical Properties 7

Lesson 1.3 Exact Answers, Approximate Answers, and Estimation 15

2 Exponents and Sequences 27

Lesson 2.1 Exponents 28

Lesson 2.2 Sequences 41

3 Polynomial Expressions 67

Lesson 3.1 Introduction to Polynomial Expressions 68

Lesson 3.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomial Expressions 73

Lesson 3.3 Multiplying Polynomial Expressions 76

Lesson 3.4 Factoring Polynomial Expressions 83

4 Equations and Inequalities 99

Lesson 4.1 Single-Variable Linear Equations 100

Lesson 4.2 Single-Variable Inequalities 105

Lesson 4.3 Equivalent Equations 111

Lesson 4.4 Two-Variable Linear Equations 115

Lesson 4.5 Exponential Equations 127

5 Systems of Equations and Inequalities 143

Lesson 5.1 Systems of Equations 144

Lesson 5.2 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 159

Lesson 5.3 Solving Linear Inequalities 164

6 Quadratic Equations and Inequalities 193

Lesson 6.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations 194

Lesson 6.2 The Quadratic Formula 203

Lesson 6.3 Quadratic Inequalities 209

Lesson 6.4 Systems of Linear and Quadratic Equations 214

7 Function Basics 235

Lesson 7.1 Function Fundamentals 236

Lesson 7.2 Intervals and Interval Notation 246

Lesson 7.3 Graphical Representations of Functions 250

Lesson 7.4 Graphing Functions 258

8 Quadratic Functions 271

Lesson 8.1 Introduction to Quadratic Functions 272

Lesson 8.2 Solving Quadratic Functions 275

9 Manipulating Functions 311

Lesson 9.1 Functions: A Review of the Basics 312

Lesson 9.2 Vertical and Horizontal Translations 313

Lesson 9.3 Reflections 320

Lesson 9.4 Vertical and Horizontal Scaling 327

10 Other Functions 343

10 Other Functions 343

Lesson 10.1 Absolute Value, Piecewise, and Step Functions 344

Lesson 10.2 Inverse Functions 357

A Few Final Thoughts 383

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