Key to Algebra
Publisher: Key Curriculum Press Review last updated: 2009 
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Key to Algebra
This series of ten workbooks is equivalent to a complete first year algebra course, although less difficult than most. Titles of each book indicate topics covered: Operations on Integers; Variables, Terms and Expressions; Equations; Polynomials; Rational Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions; Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions; Graphs; Systems of Equations; and, Square Roots and Quadratic Equations.
The worktext format provides instruction, examples, and room for problem solving, all within each workbook. Word problems help students understand life applications for algebra. As in the Key to Geometry series, much of the time students "discover" mathematical principles through problem solving activities with presentation of the rules following. This is in contrast to most algebra programs which teach rules first, with application practice following. Review takes place at the end of each book. Reproducible tests are available. Answers and Notes come in three separate books: one covering Books 14, one for Books 57, and one for Books 810. Like the other Key series, the books are black and white, consumable workbooks. They have large print and fewer exercises per page than most standard textbooks, so they are unintimidating.
Because they are easy to use and understand, these books are especially good for both students and parents who are weak in math. While Key to Algebra can be a full, firstyear algebra course, it can also be used for review or as a gentle introduction, possibly using only the first seven books before a student begins a rigorous algebra course. Students who plan to go on to an Algebra II course should probably choose a more rigorous first year course.
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Key to Algebra Book 7: Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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 $4.99 at Christianbook.com
Key to Algebra Book 5: Rational Numbers
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
 $5.25 at Rainbowresource.com
 $3.45 List Price at Amazon.com
 $2.90 at Amazon.com
 $1.96 Used at Amazon.com Marketplace
 $5.28 List Price at Christianbook.com
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Key to Algebra Book 1: Operation on Integers
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
 $5.25 at Rainbowresource.com
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Key to Algebra complete set workbooks + keys
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Key to Algebra Book 6: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Book 2: Variables, Terms, and Expressions
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Book 3: Equations
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Answers and Notes for Books 14
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Answers and Notes for Books 57
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Answers and Notes for Books 810
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Reproducible Tests Bks 110
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Book 8: Graphs
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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Key to Algebra Book 9: Systems of Equations
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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 $2.99 at Amazon.com
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Key to Algebra Book 10: Square Roots and Quadratic Equations
Julie King; Peter Rasmussen
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 $5.25 at Rainbowresource.com
 $5.28 List Price at Christianbook.com
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Instant Key
 Suitable for: students who enjoy "discovery" type learning and need a less intimidating format than a regular textbook
Audience: grades 710
Need for parent/teacher instruction: varies
Prep time needed: minimal
Need for Teacher's Manual: answer books are essential
Religious perspective: secular
Publisher's Info

Key Curriculum Press
1150 65th St.
Emeryville, CA 946081109(800) 995MATH
www.keypress.com
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