How to Solve Algebra Word Problems Author:William A. Nardi How to Solve Algebra Word Problems not only offers a fresh look and approach to tackling algebra but also includes more tips, advice, and teaching information than ever before. Whether you are interested in boosting test scores, increasing general algebra skills, or supplementing home-tutorial math study, this title provides the advice, practic... more »e, and skill-building tools necessary to master this difficult subject -- in an easy-to-follow format designed to be both useful and practical. This successful guide features: Sensible, detailed explanations of word problems and the best ways to solve them Hundreds of practice questions Detailed walk-through answer explanations for all questions Effective strategies for dealing with difficult types of word problems and overcoming areas of special challenge. Self-assessment tools to help readers track the growth of their skills as they master algebra word problems.« less
The book is excellent. It shows students how to set up about 95% of the types of word problems they will encounter in either the classroom or the SAT and ACT tests. For visual learners it provides a template for each type of problem and provides worked-out examples.
Just so you know, I'm a former high school teacher for math and science and presently a private math tutor.