the cat-in-hammock book
Buy a print version of my algebra book at Amazon!


My web pages give in-a-nutshell lessons, together with free unlimited practice and worksheets.

Want more details, more exercises?
The full text might be just what you need!
If you want all 37 chapters for $10.00, click here.

Here are some of my testimonials from over the years.
Here's a review of the original ‘cat’ book, which is ‘embedded in’ this algebra course.

The first chapter is free, so you can see what you're getting.
(Other individual chapters cost $1.00 each.)

pdf file:
Chapter 1: The Language of Mathematics

This first chapter shows you my writing style, so you can see if it works for you.
It also shows you how this algebra course is different from any other.
You don't only learn math—you learn how to teach yourself math.

Pictures of each page in the pdf file are shown below.
(They're nowhere near as beautiful as the pdf version.)

The online lesson that goes with Chapter 1 is: As per my terms of use, you can't sell the pdf file (or make any profit from it) without my written permission.
But, you can easily read it and print it—to your heart's delight!
If you're a teacher—make as many copies (electronic or printed) as you need for your students.
(Just be sure to preserve the copyright notices.)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (Dr. Carol JVF Burns):

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to try and foil spammers (sigh).



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