A Gebra Named Al: A Novel

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Free Spirit Publishing, Sep 15, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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Julie hates algebra—until she meets a gebra named Al. In this Student Book, Julie, Al, and the Periodic horses journey through the Land of Mathematics, where the Orders of Operations are real places and fruits that look like Bohr models grow on chemistrees. Wonderfully written and a joy to read, it's full of math and science basics made fun and accessible.
 

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Worst book I have ever read. Not worth one tree the author wasted. If I could give it -5 stars I would.

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I had to read this in math class. IT IS TERRIBLE! IT DOESN'T TEACH YOU ANYTHING AND THE PLOT LINE IS AWFUL. I would never in a thousand years recommend this book to anyone.

Contents

Julie Gets a Wrong Answer
1
The Periodics Appear
11
The Council in the Clearing
23
The Orders of Operations
34
Between Multiplication and Division
46
The Path around Addition Mountain
57
The Wolframs Attack
68
At the Mathematicians Castle
78
Julie Goes Home
87
About the Author
97
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About the author (1993)

Wendy Isdell began writing her first book, A Gebra Named Al, when she was in the eighth grade. She entered the story in the Virginia Young Author’s Contest of 1989, where it won first place in the Rappahannock regional competition and went on to capture first place at the state level. She sent her story to Free Spirit Publishing in 1992, and it was published in 1993, when Wendy was a senior in high school. Scientific and mathematical information contained in the book was gathered from several classes Wendy took over the years, including Advanced Physical Science and Algebra 1 and 2; advanced classes in Earth Science, Chemistry, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Analytical Geometry; and Advanced Placement Chemistry.

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