
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Algebra
A textbook designed with the visualspatial learner in mind that makes liberal use of color and illustration. The book reviews the various properties of numbers, as well as how to use powers and exponents, fractions, decimals and percentages, and square and cube roots. Work problems are included at the end of every chapter for basic skill review. 

Maran Illustrated Effortless Algebra
If you know you need a refresher in basic math concepts, then this might be the best book for you. The fullcolor examples and clear, stepbystep instructions takes each topic slow. Page designs even have a Web 2.0 look to them, so it almost feels like you’re not reading a book. 

Algebra Survival Guide: A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled
A Parent’s Choice award winner, this book will not just talk you through algebra, it also gives you plenty of practice problems to work on. Cartoons add just a dose of humor to get you through the 12 chapters of topics, including: Properties, Sets of Numbers, Order of Operations, Absolute Value, Exponents, Radicals, Factoring, Cancelling, Solving Equations, and the Coordinate Plane. 

Hot X: Algebra Exposed!
This book is written by actress and sassy math nerd Danica McKellar and geared for girls who are all about pop culture. Blending personality quizzes, reader polls, and boycrazy confessionals, readers will also find out how to master algebra topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and more. Don’t be fooled by the approach, this is sound math and the book is packed with relatable realworld examples and sample problems that include detailed solutions. 

Real World Algebra
Using cartoons and drawings, Edward Zaccaro explains algebra in easytounderstand language, covering everyday topics such as algebra and money, algebra and geometry, algebra and physics, algebra and levers and many more. The book is actually geared for younger kids who are advanced in math, but can be used with older kids. Chapter questions are broken down into easy, challenging, and “Einstein” level. 

Classical Algebra: Its Nature, Origins, and Uses
Truly an alternative way to cover math with a child who loves to learn, but whose strengths and passions lie in reading and history. Classical Algebra provides a complete and contemporary perspective on classical polynomial algebra through the exploration of how it was developed through Ancient and Rennaissance times and how it exists today. 

Painless Algebra
Part of educational publisher’s Barron’s Painless series. When you buy the ebook version you also have access to hundreds of hyperlinks that give you instant access to all sections of the book, and connects all Brain Ticklers to their answers. Each PAINLESS book also contains a link to an exclusive, free mobile app for your electronic device that has challenging quizzes and three arcade games. 

Practical Algebra: A SelfTeaching Guide
If you’ve already tried learning algebra once before, this might be a good choice for your second goaround. The book designed to be selfteaching and includes problems and solutions. 

Dr. Math Explains Algebra: Learning Algebra Is Easy! Just Ask Dr. Math!
Written by the authors of the popular online Math Forum (hosted by Drexel University), the book uses it’s Internet Q/A approach for explaining algebraic concepts. You’ll get lots of hints and shortcuts for learning algebra, but it’s not a complete course. 