# Description

**Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations**

Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.

- Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods
- Relevant cultural vernacular and references
*Standard For Dummies*materials that match the current standard and design

*Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies* takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!