Advanced Search

Lesson 1 - Doodles Do Algebra (TM) - Mental Math, Word Problems, & Concept of X
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Lesson 1 - Doodles Do Algebra (TM) - Mental Math, Word Problems, & Concept of X


Mental Math & Word Problems can be the best part of your child's day!

This first worksheet in the Doodles Do Algebra (TM) curriculum is part of a set of lessons which start a child out with a series of mental math exercises. Before kids learns about unknowns and how to simplify polynomials, it is really helpful to give them familiarity and confidence “mentally” solving problems that usually are taught as algebra problems with written steps.

A way to make math actually fun!

I discovered, after fielding years and years of repeated forms of the “why do I have to know how to do this?” questions, that children just take to algebra straight away when I took them through a number of mental math problems first. It was also quite surprising how easily they (and I) could do the problems without pencil and paper.

Anyone can teach their children Algebra!

The Doodles Do Algebra(TM) series of lessons is designed for minimal teacher involvement, but the methodology for teaching each lesson is clearly explained. I also add different ways of thinking about and explaining the lessons so that whether your child is gifted, or dyslexic, or prefers nearly any learning style, you will have a toolset to draw from as you teach. Most everything the child needs to learn comes from the Doodle cartoon that explains the lesson of the day.

I wrote the entire series of Algebra lessons to teach my own children Algebra I and Algebra II, but the individual worksheets are wonderful for reinforcing concepts you are teaching with an alternate curricula.

Got a creative-minded child? My kids like to color in the Doodle Cartoon character each day and give them hats and crazy facial expressions. It is a fantastic way to etch the algebra concept of the day into their memory.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
Product Information
Appropriate Age(s)
File Size:
1.1 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
March 09, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on March 12, 2019.
Kirsten West