# Elementary Algebra

Katherine Yoshiwara, Pierce College

Copyright Year:

Last Update: 2021

Publisher: Bruce Yoshiwara

Language: English

## Formats Available

## Conditions of Use

Free Documentation License (GNU)

Free Documentation License (GNU)

## Reviews

The book covers all the concepts expected to be covered in Elementary algebra. The table of contents is organized and easy to use to navigate between the topics. The index used at the end provides a quick way to review formulas using the links... read more

The book covers all the concepts expected to be covered in Elementary algebra. The table of contents is organized and easy to use to navigate between the topics. The index used at the end provides a quick way to review formulas using the links provided. The reading questions at the end of each objective learnt is very efficient. This can be used to check for content retention.

The content of the book seems accurate. The examples and exercises are well outlined as well.

Content of the book is accurate. The examples and exercises easy to manipulate if an instructor needs to customize the examples. The choice of word problems are relatable hence easier for the reader to understand.

Content is precise and easy to follow through. Terminology used was well defined and the index at the end is useful in elaborating any jargons used.

The book is organized in a consistent manner making it easy for the reader to follow through. A concept is introduced , example is given then review questions before proceeding to the next concept.

Each chapter is further broken down into subsections allowing the reader to skip to any section without being confused.

Warm up exercises are also provided so a reader can review prerequisite skills before proceeding to the next section.

The book is well organized with topics and titles well highlighted .

Skills are organized logically making it easy to implement.

I did not come across any interface issues. all the links provided function as needed.

Charts are clearly outlined and the placement is accurate.

The book is free of grammatical errors.

All examples used are inclusive. I did not come across any words that would be considered offensive.

Overall, this is a book i would adopt for my Elementary algebra class. The content is brief yet sufficient enough for the reader to learn from them.

Exercises given at the end of each section are also reasonable. Not too much, just enough to be done in one seating before the user gets exhausted.

## Table of Contents

- 1. Variables
- 2. Linear Equations
- 3. Graphs and Linear Equations
- 4. Applications of Linear Equations
- 5. Exponents and Roots
- 6. Quadratic Equations
- 7. Polynomials
- 8. Algebraic Fractions
- 9. More About Exponents and Roots

## Ancillary Material

## About the Book

This text introduces the basic skills and ideas of algebra.

## About the Contributors

### Author

**Kathy Yoshiwara** was born in Derby in the UK and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Michigan State University, where she studied Greek and mathematics. She did graduate work at UCLA and earned an MA in mathematics in 1977. She left UCLA in 1979 to join the faculty at Pierce College, where she taught for 33 years, retiring in 2013. In the 1998-1999 academic year she taught at Barnsley College in Yorkshire, England on a Fulbright teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Southern California Section of the MAA. In November 2003, she won the Teaching Excellence Award for the Western Region from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). She is married to Bruce Yoshiwara and benefits from his expertise in all things mathematical.