
Lest we be cowed by this vast amount of [mathematics] material, let us think of mathematics in another way. Mathematics has been a human activity for thousands of years. To some small extent, everybody is a mathematician and does mathematics consciously. To buy at the market, to measure a strip of wallpaper or to decorate a ceramic pot with a regular pattern is doing mathematics. Further, everybody is to some small extent a philosopher of mathematics.
~ from the preface The Mathematical Experience
by Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh

Algebra and Geometry Resources
Abbot  Edwin A.
Amdah  Kenn, Jim Loats, PH.D.
 Algebra Unplugged  The book contains no exercises. Instead, it simply explains the concepts, vocabulary and strategies of algebra in understandable terms.
Barron's The Easy Way Series
"Easy Way" books are designed to make their subjects easy to understand and are suitable both as selfteaching guides, as brushup books for test preparation, and as classroom supplements.
LeapingFromTheBox.com notes:The books in this series are written as a story of the kingdom of Carmorra. They are presented with some problem that they need to solve and then "learn" the math to solve it.
 Algebra the Easy Way  Describes and explains uses of equations, polynomials, the binomial formula, exponential functions, logarithms, and much more, with exercises and answers.
 Calculus the Easy Way  Ingenious, userfriendly introduction to calculus.
 Geometry the Easy Way  Covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with hundreds of stepbystep examples, practice exercises (with solutions), and more than 700 drawings, graphs, and diagrams.
 Trigonometry the Easy Way  Readers follow along and learn to solve many different problems that can be reduced to triangular diagrams. They learn the laws of sine and cosine, trigonometric functions and inverse functions, waves, conic sections, polynomial approximation, and much more.
Curve Stitching or String Art  Combining Geometry With Art
Dr. Math
The Math Forum Drexel University
Illingworth  Mark
Long  Lynetter
Neuschwander  Cindy
PowerAlgebra
 Power Algebra  This course has been created specifically for students who either hate math or have never “gotten” math. Visual lessons and engaging enrichment activities.
Purple Math  Need help with algebra? You've found the right place!
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 Algebra Lessons
Homeschool Mom Michele J. writes: A good math site I used while I attended ECPI college of technology ... this is a really helpful site with tutoring and lessons.
Rappaport  Josh
Serra  Michael
 Patty Paper Geometry  An exceptional book that really gets kids interested in the geometric relationships and properties and allows students to discover.
Tessellations
 Introduction to Tessellations  This clear introduction to tessellations and other intriguing geometric designs help students explore polygons, regular polygons and combinations of regular polygons, Eschertype tessellations, Islamic art designs, and tessellating letters.
 Tessellations: The History and Making of Symmetrical Designs  Take a journey through the history of tessellations and learn stepbystep how to create translations, rotations, and reflections.
VanCleave  Janice
Vorderman  Carol
 How Math Works  A stimulating guide to the wonders of mathematics, packed with enlightening experiments for the whole family.
Zaccaro  Edward
LeapingFromTheBox.com notes: My "gone back to college" daughter is using Real World Algebra to prepare for her math proficiency test that is requried at the community college. She is finding it very helpful and easy to understand.
 Real World Algebra  Designed for children in grades 49 with higher math ability and interest but could be used by older students and adults as well. Contains 22 chapters with instruction and problems at three levels of difficulty.
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Algebra Survival Guide: a Conversational Guide for the Thoroughly Befuddled by Josh Rappaport

If you think algebra has to be boring, confusing and unrelated to anything in the real world, think again! Written in a humourous, conversational style, this book gently nudges students toward success in prealgebra and Algebra I. With its engaging question/answer format and helpful practice problems, glossary and index, it is ideal for homeschoolers, tutors and students striving for classroom excellence.


Algebra Survival Guide Workbook by Josh Rappaport

Following on the success of the "Algebra Survival Guide", the "Algebra Survival Guide Workbook" presents thousands of practice problems (and their answers) to help children master algebra.


Algebra the Easy Way
by Douglas Downing

Describes and explains uses of equations, polynomials, the binomial formula, exponential functions, logarithms, and much more, with exercises and answers.


Geometry the Easy Way
by Lawrence S. Leff

Describes This newly updated edition covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with hundreds of stepbystep examples, practice exercises (with solutions), and more than 700 drawings, graphs, and diagrams.


There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings by Kenn Amdahl

An offbeat introduction to the workings of electricity for people who wish Richard Brautigan and Kurt Vonnegut had teamed up to explain inductance and capacitance to them. Despite its title, it's not wild ranting pseudoscience to be dismissed by those with brains. Rather, Amdahl maintains that one need not understand quantum physics to grasp how electricity works in practical applications.


