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Junk Drawer Algebra
Junk Drawer Algebra

Junk Drawer Algebra

50 Awesome Activities That Don't Cost a Thing

9- 12 4th -7th

Junk Drawer Science


176 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781641600989

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2019)


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Kids of all ages can use household items to explore the concepts of algebra

Algebra as a hands-on subject? With this helpful resource, you can create coordinate graphs with candy, simplify algebraic equations with pennies and nickels, use aluminum foil to multiply polynomials (perfect for the FOIL method), examine exponential decay functions with a bouncy ball, and much more. Junk Drawer Algebra proves that you don't need high-tech equipment to comprehend math concepts—just what you can find around the house or in your recycling bin. Each of this book's 50 creative algebra projects includes a materials list and detailed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations. The projects also include ideas on how to modify the lessons for different age and skill levels, allowing anyone teaching children to use this book to excite students. Educators and parents will find this title a handy guide to teach problem-solving skills and algebraic equations, all while having a lot of fun.


"A book that teaches your young giftee algebra in a fun, non-stuffy way."— QSaltLake Magazine Online

"An ideal and unreservedly recommended addition."— Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of science for more than two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of Junk Drawer Geometry, Junk Drawer Physics, and Junk Drawer Engineering.