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Discover a Simpler Way to Learn Algebra with Mr. Dorey's Algebra Handbook!

Learning and understanding Algebra doesn't have to be a challenge. Say hello to Mr. Dorey's Algebra Handbook, your key to unlocking the complexities of algebra in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're a student, an educator, or just someone looking to enhance your mathematical skills, this handbook is designed to simplify algebraic concepts and make learning a breeze. Ready to make algebra a friend rather than a foe? Start your journey with us today.

What is Mr. Dorey's Algebra Handbook?

Our handbook is a one-stop resource for students and teachers on their journey to learning Algebra.  Designed and written by an Algebra teacher of sixteen years, the handbook is filled with clear and concise explanations, examples, and tips on everything that students need to know in order to master Algebra 1.  It is the perfect place to refer to when questions arise while practicing or studying, and a great resource to use to preview or review topics learned in class.  Take a look inside and see for yourself!  The Algebra Handbook is truly a student's best friend!  

What's New in the Next Generation Edition?

The Next Generation Edition is our most complete Algebra Handbook yet.  It contains additional topics, more examples, and clearer explanations.  Many sections have been completely revised and rewritten, making it more student-friendly than ever before.  In fact, it is more than twenty pages longer than our previous edition!  Best of all, it has been carefully redesigned to align with the N.Y.S. Next Generation Learning Standards that are being implemented for the 2023-2024 school year.  If you loved our previous editions, we are confident that you'll be head over heels for the Next Generation Edition!

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  • Comprehensive and easy to use.  Aligned with the N.Y.S. Next Generation Learning Standards, Mr. Dorey's Algebra Handbook is filled with explanations and examples that cover everything that students need to know in Algebra I.  A detailed index and a table of contents make information quick and easy to find.  It is a useful resource that is always at the ready whenever questions arise.

  • Versatile.  Mr. Dorey’s Algebra Handbook is designed to accompany any Algebra I course which means that your students can continue to benefit from your proven instruction while having an additional resource to support their learning.   It is great for daily use in class, at home, and for exam preparation.  

  • Promotes and Encourages Independence.  The handbook is a terrific tool to help students develop mathematical literacy skills as they learn to read about and understand mathematics, and quickly becomes a go-to resource for students as they learn to work with algebra. 

  • Lightweight and compact.  Students can easily keep the Algebra Handbook in their backpack or math folder, with dimensions of 5.5 x 8.5", the size of a half-sheet of paper, and a weight of only 4-ounces.  A spiral binding allows the book to open flat on a desk or to be folded over when desk space is limited.

  • A great resource for students and adults alike.  The handbook is a valuable resource for support staff and paraprofessionals who support our students.  It is equally valuable for parents who want to support their child’s learning.

  • Designed and written by a New York State certified math teacher who has taught Algebra for more than sixteen years.

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Suggested Uses

Here are just a few ways that you can use Mr. Dorey's Algebra Handbook with your students; the possibilities are endless!


Previewing Topics & Developing Mathematical Literacy

Providing students with opportunities to read about mathematics helps them to develop their own mathematical understanding while also fostering the development of mathematical literacy skills.  Asking students to read a page related to the day’s lesson is a great way to accomplish this.  You may want to, for instance, ask students to read a page about the zeroes and vertices of a function, on the day that this lesson is to be taught, as a warm-up exercise.  This can be accomplished in about the same amount of time it takes you to check the night’s homework for completion.  Afterward, ask students to take 30-seconds to share what they learned from the reading with a partner and the day’s lesson can easily and efficiently grow from these discussions.


A Reference Book to Encourage Independent Learning Behaviors


Encourage students to develop independent learning behaviors by referring them to the Algebra Handbook whenever questions arise, making your first response an inquiry as to whether they have looked in the Algebra Handbook.  More often than not, students are able to find answers to their own questions and, should any question still remain, you can provide further support at that time.


Make References to the Algebra Handbook in Class Notes

When students are writing notes in class, encourage them to write the page number from the Algebra Handbook that corresponds with the day’s topic.  This gives students a place to turn to if they need further clarification and encourages the development of solid and independent study habits.  

When state assessments approach at the end of the school year, ask students to review the pages in their Algebra Handbook to help resurface knowledge and clarify misconceptions.  Suggest that students review a set number of pages.

A Preparation Tool for State Assessments


When state assessments approach at the end of the school year, ask students to review the pages in their Algebra Handbook to help resurface knowledge and clarify misconceptions.  Suggest that students review a set number of pages each night and that they seek assistance with the topics that they find challenging. When combined with appropriate exam preparation, the results are astonishing!


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