Math is a tricky subject in our house, and in many houses, from what I have seen throughout my years of homeschooling. Getting through basic arithmetic usually isn’t so much the problem as navigating Algebra. Getting into higher level math can be a frustrating experience for both parent and student.

No-Nonsense Algebra can help both parent and student more easily navigate Algebra. *{Disclosure: I received a copy of No-Nonsense Algebra for review and was compensated for my time in writing this review. My opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may vary.}*

## How We Use No-Nonsense Algebra

I would like to tell you about my experience with No-Nonsense Algebra from two perspectives.

First up is my high school aged daughter. She is a video based learner and has struggled along the way in math. We were recently faced with the need for her to take a college placement exam in math in order for her to enroll in a science class. She needed to place through basic Algebra. Using No-Nonsense Algebra as a quick refresher for her was super easy!

Now for my middle school aged son. He is a no fluff, get to the point, I want to skip it if I know it kind of kid. He excels in math. No-Nonsense Algebra is a great fit for him too. The lessons aren’t too long so he can finish them in a reasonable amount of time. He doesn’t have the attention span for anything too long or daunting.

## Easy to Use Features of No-Nonsense Algebra

**Lesson Break Down** – In the Table of Contents (you can view the full Table of Contents here) the lessons are broken down into bite sized pieces, making them short and to the point.

**Focused Lessons** – Each lesson is focused on one thing, offering a quick introduction, some helpful hints, examples, and the exercises for that specific lesson and a quick review. In many cases this happens in just one page. This to the point style is perfect for my son who wants to get in and get out.

**Online Videos** – Each lesson has a corresponding instructional video. This is great for a video learner like my teen. She can watch the video related to a specific topic she is struggling with, get instruction and work out samples and then head back to the book to try some on her own.

**Built In Review **– While each lesson is short and to the point, built in review is offered along the way to help your student maintain the skills they have learned along the way. Thus allowing for better retention and flow.

**Quick Reference Section** – The back of the book features a Glossary of Terms as well as tables with things like important formulas, symbols and more. We have found the list of important formulas to be invaluable as a quick reference.

**Readily Available Answers **– For me, the teacher, I like having the answers readily available at the back of the book. They are right there so I don’t have to go grab another book, or pull up something online.

**Affordable** – I couldn’t write this without telling you how incredibly affordable No-Nonsense Algebra is! We have used many math programs and I was so pleased to see how affordably priced this is. At just $23.95 you get not only the book, but access to the online instruction videos too! Plus it is set up so that you can use it with more than one student in your home.

So whether you are looking to give your child a solid start in Algebra, or you have a student who needs to brush up on their Algebra skills, Non-Nonsense Algebra fits the bill.

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jennifer mathesz says

we’d probably go with the geometry

Kela Nellums says

Pre-Algebra would be my choice! We need to get back to the basics.

Even if I don’t win, these prices are irresistable!

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Lexi says

I think I would prefer algebra because I’d like to brush up on my skills before my kids hit algebra in our homeschool.

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Monique Boutsiv says

I’d love fractions and decimals

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Tanya says

These workbooks look great and the prices are fantastic. I would probably choose Book Two Middle/High School. We are not quite ready for Algebra.

Deborah says

Algebra!! We sooo need this! Then geometry! Thank you for the review and giveaway!

Anna L. says

Geometry

Lisa Sharp says

I would like to win the Geometry book. Wish I would have known about No-Nonsense Algebra sooner. Will recommend it to others.

Sarah Jo says

My daughters are still in elementary school, but we definitely need some help and sanity when it comes to math.

Haelee says

I would pick Book Two Middle/high school.

Kimberli Carrier says

I used the No-Nonsense Algebra with my 8th grader this year and it was amazing! I’d love to get book two middle/high school for my younger son.

Audrey says

We’re definitely a no fluff type of family. This would work well for my son, Keep the lessons short, tell me what I need to know and move on.

lisa m says

No Nonsense Algebra!

Kayla says

Interesting! Reviewing match curriculum options right now. I would choose the No Nonsense Algebra. Thanks. 🙂

sandra says

maybe the problem solving curriculum

Heather McCully says

I would love to try Pre-Algebra

Cindy B says

Since my husband is the math teacher I’d have to double check which one he’d want. No nonsense Algebra looks good. I wonder if we can get the DVD’s, too? I bet they’re a wonderful addition.

Doreen Burkhart says

No non sense Algebra sounds awesome!

Rebekah says

I think I would like the Book One: 4th and 5th grade with DVD

Emma Smith says

Such an informative post. Thanks for sharing.

Elliot Smith says

this is fabulous post. I love to read it. thank you so much.