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If you're using my higher-level materials
(Geometry,
Algebra II,
Precalculus,
Calculus)
without having gone through my
Algebra I course,
then I highly recommend that you read the cat-on-swing book. It will quickly bring
you up-to-speed with all the math language ideas you need to fully benefit
from my lessons.
You'll learn that numbers have lots of different names, and math is the renaming tool.
You'll learn that ‘$\,x\,$’ is to math as ‘cat’ is to English.
It's an easy read. If you can add, subtract, multiply and divide with numbers like 1, 2, and 3, then you can read this book.
Supplement any math class, 7th grade through college.
Use for self-learners, home-schoolers, math lovers, math haters.
Reviewers and users write:
An entire website grew from this book.
Free randomly-generated exercises. Free unlimited worksheets.
Algebra Pinball.
All the same style. All the same voice.
All building on the ideas in this little book.
Here's a review of the cat-on-swing book.
Here are some of my testimonials from over the years.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (Dr. Carol JVF Burns, author and website creator):
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GREEN ENTRIES are web exercises that support the book.
Be sure to visit these pages and click-click-click after reading each section!
Brief Table of Ideas, Symbols, and Notation
English versus Mathematics
This diagram summarizes the language ideas discussed in the first section,
The Language of Mathematics.