high school algebra text
Algebra (The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project)
John W. McConnell
The first thing you notice about this math text is that it is colorful and contains a lot of words! With a variety of applications from technology, investment, nature, sports, there are topics sure to interest almost any student. It will certainly discourage the “When am I ever going to need this?” question. In addition to comprehension questions about the material, there are applications, review exercises, and explorations. It’s a great introduction to secondary mathematics and will leave your student wanting to study more.
As with all UCSMP secondary texts, topics are presented in clear ways so that students can teach themselves. Students understand why they are using certain procedures before they practice using them. Other books in the series include Transition Mathematics, Geometry (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project), UCSMP Advanced Algebra (University of Chicago School Mathematics Project), Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry (The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project), and UCSMP Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics.
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it daily