Top 10 Intermediate Algebra Textbooks for Learning and Understanding

Apr 12, 2021

Many students struggle with intermediate algebra because the class moves too fast or the concepts seem too difficult. Other students have advanced math skills and want to learn at home using textbooks that explain new concepts using methods they can understand. Ranked according to ease of understanding, these ten books fill the needs of struggling students or those interested in advancing their math skills.

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Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 6th Edition, Robert F. Blitzer

Robert Blitzer writes with humor, which draws students into the world of algebra. Dual Master of Art degrees in psychology and mathematics help Blitzer interact with young minds and motivate the learning process. Students who find in hard to understand and remember fractions, quadratic equations or graphing principles will like the humorous and uplifting style Blitzer uses while explaining these topics.

Basic Mathematics For Grade 9 Algebra and Geometry: Graphs of Basic Power and Rational Functions

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization. New MyMathLab with Pearson eText-Access Card Package 3rd Edition, Gary K. Rockswold and Terry a Krieger

The authors work with math students at the elementary, middle school, high school and university level daily and know how to teach the hard-to-learn algebra lessons. Each problem comes with detailed instructions on how to solve and the principles applied for completing concept.


The MyMathLab access card package comes with new college algebra books. Always ask the author and your instructor about the Pearson access codes needed for your class. Each title comes with several variations and some colleges require a special code.

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Intermediate Algebra (11th Edition) (The Bittinger Worktext Series), Marvin L. Bittinger

Clearly written examples take students through the learning process for a great experience in Algebraic applications. Bittinger knows the difficulties some have when learning Intermediate Algebra and he takes the time to explain each step so students understand how to reach a logical solution and how to verify their answers. Even non-students benefit from reviewing this intermediate algebra hardcover book and applying problems in their daily lives.

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No Nonsense Algebra, Mastering Essential Math Skills, Richard W. Fisher

Each lesson has a corresponding online video students can use 24-hours a day. The free video tutorials explain each concept concisely and walk through each step so students understand how to solve the problems. Fisher, an Algebra instructor, writes each lesson in a way that engages students and allows them to make sense of the concept. Each chapter has an introduction, explanation and review sections for home schooled students, self-learners or adults looking to advance their math skills.

On Core Mathematics Grade 6-12

Intermediate Algebra (2nd Edition), Michael Sullivan III, Katherine R Struve

This well written book has easy to follow problem-solving guides for beginners. This text can help students learn away from school where they struggle with certain concepts in class. Great for home review to refresh math skills before returning to school. The authors always keep the student in mind as they explain complex theories

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Practice Makes Perfect Algebra II, Christopher Monahan

Great as a study guide or to increase your knowledge, this book covers fractions, functions, quadratic equations and introduces students to trigonometry. The best way to learn and remember mathematical concepts is through repetition. This book teaches the steps and then lets the student work the problems for better understanding and retention.

Algebra Survival Guide Workbook: Thousands of Problems To Sharpen Skills and Enhance Understanding

Algebra II Workbook for Dummies, Mary Jane Sterling

Helps students learn algebra by having them do algebra. The workbook shows problem solving steps and lets the reader practice on problems found in classrooms so they have a strong foundation to build on.

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Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition), Elayn Martin-Gay

The examples presented in this text help students understand the concepts they study. With detailed explanations and easy to understand problem solving examples, students use this book more often than the video guides instructors use.

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Challenging Problems in Algebra, Alfred S. Posamentier, Charles T. Salkind

Try solving 300 problems based on number theory, logarithms, quadratic equations and probability. A book to challenge anyone interested in mathematics and solving unusual problems. This intermediate algebra paperback presents problems ranging in difficulty from elementary to advanced.

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