Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, "Idiot's Guides: Algebra I" makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdles that can stand between them and their academic goals.-- Source other than Library of Congress. "First-year algebra can be challenging. Integers, variables, expressions, functions, polynominals--it can seem like a foreign language, with numbers. But now you have the tools to understand what algebra is all about. The next best thing to a personal tutor, this helpful guide gives you tips, tricks, and hundreds of exercises and practice problems--with clear explanations--that make learning algebra easy,"-- Back cover.