The Old-School Typewriter Algebra Workbook by Brian R. Krause
The Old-School Typewriter Algebra Workbook
The Old-School Typewriter Algebra Workbook teaches today's teens basic algebra including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical expressions and equations, drawing them in with the vintage charm of an old typewriter that evokes memories of how past generations learned algebra. A summary of the needed mathematics introduces each section of worksheets, making the book ideal for independent extra practice, refreshing parents' memories or end-of-semester review. The focus is high school algebra with reinforcement of key topics often introduced in middle school.
In keeping with the old-school spirit of this book, all the exercises can be completed without calculators and have clear-cut answers given in the answer key. Every page was created entirely on the author's charmingly worn 1930 Corona Four manual typewriter. It features worked-out problems focused on common errors and a section about the unique typewriter behind the book.
About the author
Brian R. Krause is an MIT graduate with a passion for mathematics, technology and education. His teaching experience spans public middle and high schools in California and Arizona. Drawing on his internationally sought-after software design and engineering expertise, his innovative methods include using 3D modeling software to bring geometry to life and developing beautiful and engaging paper worksheets when students need them. He lives in Arizona with five typewriters, three bicycles and one dog.
Adducive was founded by Brian R. Krause in 1997 to develop innovative educational materials and software solutions. Its debut project, "Let's Connect!," a collaboration with Henry Kranendonk, was ahead of its time: a pioneering collection of lesson plans and web-based software for high school English mathematics, and social studies classes. Adducive's latest book, "The Old-School Typewriter Algebra Workbook," is a unique, approachable presentation of essential algebra topics produced with a vintage typewriter with math symbols.
Adducive was one of the earliest consultancies specializing in mobile software development. Before smartphones, Adducive provided expertise in over-the-phone speech recognition systems and has focused on iOS development since the earliest days of the iPhone. Adducive has published the Switch recess game for an educational nonprofit, designed and developed mobile solutions for clients large and small around the world, and published the 3D word games Lexiblox and Lexatetrahedra and the utilities Gentle Reminder and Shake Banner. Every one of its consulting engagements has resulted in a referral or is a referral itself.