Math historians (if you thought regular math people were boring, you should get a load of these guys) generally agree that the earliest humans on the planet had a very simple number system that went like this: one, two, a lot. There was no need for more numbers. Lucky you – that’s not true any […]

## Archive for February, 2010

## Getting cozy with numbers

February 7th, 2010

Most people new to algebra view it as a disgusting, creeping disease whose sole purpose is to ruin everything they’ve ever known about math. They understand multiplication, and can even divide numbers containing decimals (as long as they can check their answers with a calculator or a nerdy friend), but algebra is an entirely different […]

## Algebra I for Dummies by Mary Jane Sterling

February 6th, 2010

Algebra I for Dummies is a book by Mary Jane Sterling who has taught mathematics at Bradley University since 1979, and has also taught math at the high school and junior high school levels. Algebra I for Dummies provides a pain-free way to explore algebra and believe the reviewers, you would come out smiling. Does […]