Thursday, June 28, 2012

Elementary Algebra has a Google+ Page

Elementary Algebra now has a Google+ page:

While you are there... add the mathematics circle and join the conversation.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Algebra Sample Tests with Source

A complete set of Elementary Algebra sample chapter tests with answers follows.  Feel free to use or modify them.  A link to the MS Word document files can be found below.  We use MathType in MS Word to build the equations.

Sample Algebra Chapter Tests 

Instructors, please feel free to cut-and-paste/modify any of this material and incorporate it into your course management system.

Download source... Google does not display MathType elements.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Double Click to Zoom - Using MathJax Math Settings

Reading math online is sometimes difficult.  For example,

The Flat World Knowledge website uses MathJax to render and display math elements on the web.  If you RIGHT CLICK a math object you will be presented with a number of options.  

Choose Math Settings >> Zoom Trigger >> Double-Click

After doing this, you will be able to double click on a math element and it will zoom to 200% (or whichever zoom factor you choose.)

Click the zoomed in picture and it will go away and you can continue reading.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Elementary Algebra Textbook Homepage

I have created a new homepage for our Elementary Algebra textbook.  You can still find worksheets in the course page found on this site.

Also, Intermediate Algebra will be published very soon.  I am excited for folks to check that out... it came out quite good. It is written as a perfect blend of the traditional and graphical approaches to the subject. No CAS required but certainly encouraged! In addition, I kept to a modular design so as to maximize the use of the FWK MIYO "make it your own" system.

Finally... truly viable alternatives to the existing expensive algebra textbooks currently on the market!


Algebra: Radical Expressions and Equations (Study Guide)

Chapter 8: Radical Expressions and Equations

Extra video examples to accompany Elementary Algebra - the free to read online open textbook published by Flat World Knowledge.

8.1 Radicals