This web site got started when I taught there, from 1999 to 2008.

A First Course in Algebra

web page lessons (1st half of course, lessons 1–91) |
web page lessons (2nd half of course, lessons 92–164) |
with unlimited, randomly-generated exercises and worksheets. It can be used for a year-long high school course, or a one-semester college course.
You're about to learn that
$\,x\,$ is to mathematics as ‘cat’ is to English. The hope is that the next time you find yourself faced with $\,x\,$, you'll think: One Mathematical Cat, Please!and laugh a bit $\ldots\,$ making mathematics a little less stressful, and a little more fun. |
‘cat-in-hammock’ the full text |

Sections with the light green background are from the
original ‘cat’ book.

The original ‘cat’ book was filled out to become this**First Course in Algebra**.

The original ‘cat’ book was filled out to become this