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Introduction. Chapter 1: Setting the Scene for Actions in Algebra. Chapter 2: Examining Powers and Roots. Chapter 3: Ordering and Distributing: The Business ofAlgebra. Chapter 4: Factoring in the First and Second Degrees. Chapter 5: Broadening the Factoring Horizon. Chapter 6: Solving Linear Equations. Chapter 7: Tackling Second-Degree Quadratic Equations. Chapter 8: Expanding the Equation Horizon. Chapter 9: Reconciling Inequalities. Chapter 10: Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities. Chapter 11: Making Algebra Tell a Story. Chapter 12: Putting Geometry into Story Problems. Chapter 13: Grappling with Graphing. Chapter 14: Ten Warning Signs of Algebraic Pitfalls. Index.