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Title:
Hot X : algebra exposed
Author:
McKellar, Danica.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Plume, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xiv, 417 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Advises teen girls how to tackle algebra with confidence, sharing accessible step-by-step coverage of everything from square roots and polynomials to quadratic equations and word problems.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2010.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1: Meet the variables -- ch. 1. Alge-blah : up close and personal with algebra -- ch. 2. Happy birthday to me : GCFs and LCMs with variables -- ch. 3. Listen to your gut : factoring variables -- ch. 4. Meow mix : rational expressions : fractions with variables in them -- ch. 5. Eating pizza in the dark : adding and subtracting fractions with variables.

pt. 2: Solving for X -- ch. 6. Your holiday shopping list : strategies for solving for x -- ch. 7. How picky are you? : solving equations with absolute value -- ch. 8. Control freaks, unite! : solving inequalities with absolute value.

pt. 3: Functions, graphing, and systems of equations -- ch. 9. Can you keep a secret? : functions and relations -- ch. 10. They're going steady : equations of lines, and graphing lines and linear inequalities -- ch. 11. Mystery woman : writing equations for lines, including parallel / perpendicular lines -- ch. 12. Little Miss People Pleaser : solving and graphing systems of linear equations.

pt. 4: Word problems -- ch. 13. The guy of you dreams : motion problems using r x t = d -- ch. 14. Dip in the pool, anyone? : rate of work problems -- ch. 15. Savvy business chick? word problems: percents and simple interest -- ch. 16. The perfect party snack : work problems involving mixtures.

pt. 5: Exponents and square roots -- ch. 17. Ms. Exponent get her whip : the product, power, and quotient rules for exponents -- ch. 18. Keep your day job : negative (and zero) exponents -- ch. 19 The benefits of a diary : intro to square roots and radical expressions.

pt. 6: Polynomials -- ch. 20. Chocolates for breakfast : intro to polynomials and adding / subtracting them -- ch. 21. A day at the hair salon : multiplying polynomials and the FOIL method -- ch. 22. The jewelry dilemma : factoring trinomials with reverse FOIL and grouping -- ch .23. Boyfriend or "special" friend : factoring special polynomials.

pt. 7: Quadratic equations -- ch. 24. Puppies, please? : solving quadratic equations by factoring -- ch. 25. The lemonade stand : solving quadratic equations by completing the square -- ch. 26. What you can learn at the mall : using the quadratic formula.
Reading Level:
950 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.4 20 Quiz: 58962.
ISBN:
9780452297197

9780606316118

9781594630705
Format :
Book