Eddie Award winning MathXpert Algebra Assistant (tm) helps teachers teach—and students learn—mathematics. As a teaching tool, Algebra Assistant helps instructors focus student attention on the process of solving algebra problems, and it graphs them on demand. As a learning tool, Algebra Assistant provides an unprecedented level of support through its interactive, step-by-step approach in a learner-friendly environment that actively engages students in improving their problem-solving skills. The software provides a short tour so you can understand how to use it, as well as online help. MathXpert has published a companion piece to this software: the Algebra Assistant Teacher's Resource book. This 3-ring binder format book is divided into five major sections:• Teacher Resources (lesson plans)• Student Activities• Quizzes• Chapter Tests (two per chapter)• Mid-Term (two) and Final Exams (two) Topics in each section match the order in which they are presented in the software. The pages are designed to be photocopied prior to use. Quizzes, exams, and student activities provide a place for the student name and a date. Teacher lesson plans also provide a place for a name and date, since more than one teacher may wish to use the topic lesson plan. Written BY math teachers FOR math teachers, this book can be adapted to your classroom style and your students' needs. This is the perfect companion piece to MathXpert Algebra Assistant software (included). It is also useable without the software, as the algebra concepts presented are not limited to the software, but refer to a number of algebra topics. See the table of contents for the list of categories and topics. Using the software and the book elements in the classroom will promote student self-confidence in math and critical thinking skills, and show students (and teachers) there is more than one way to arrive at a solution to an Algebra problem.