## Easy Algebra Step-by-Step: Master High-Frequency Concepts and Skills for Algebra Proficiency—FAST! (2012)

### Preface

*Easy Algebra Step-by-Step* is an interactive approach to learning basic algebra. It contains completely worked-out sample solutions that are explained in detailed, step-by-step instructions. Moreover, it features guiding principles, cautions against common errors, and offers other helpful advice as “pop-ups” in the margins. The book takes you from number concepts to skills in algebraic manipulation and ends with systems of equations. Concepts are broken into basic components to provide ample practice of fundamental skills.

The anxiety you may feel while trying to succeed in algebra is a real-life phenomenon. Many people experience such a high level of tension when faced with an algebra problem that they simply cannot perform to the best of their abilities. It is possible to overcome this difficulty by building your confidence in your ability to do algebra and by minimizing your fear of making mistakes.

No matter how much it might seem to you that algebra is too hard to master, success will come. Learning algebra requires lots of practice. Most important, it requires a true confidence in yourself and in the fact that, with practice and persistence, you will be able to say, “I can do this!”

In addition to the many worked-out, step-by-step sample problems, this book presents a variety of exercises and levels of difficulty to provide reinforcement of algebraic concepts and skills. After working a set of exercises, use the worked-out solutions to check your understanding of the concepts.

We sincerely hope *Easy Algebra Step-by-Step* will help you acquire greater competence and confidence in using algebra in your future endeavors.