*The Algebra Teacher's Guide to Reteaching Essential Concepts and Skills*by Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla and Erin Muschla. It has 150 mini-lessons for correcting common mistakes.

Although it is designed to correct common mistakes, I like the lessons as an introduction to the topic or as a homework assignment. There are teaching notes for each topic but I like the worksheets because there is a small set of instructions a student can follow, an example with the math and 8 to 10 problems. Just enough to do in class.

The number of problems is small enough that the students do not feel overwhelmed. I used one today on solving two step equations. One of my students actually read the instructions when she got stuck on a problem. Understand this is a group of students who hate reading so this was a great start. I think she liked the instructions because they were short and to the point. She did not have to sort through a lot of material to find the relevant information.

The teaching notes page has an explanation, suggestions on how to teach the material, a small extra help suggestion and the answers. Furthermore, every topic has a teaching notes page and at the very back are four pages that identify the common core state standards for mathematics. Yes. This way I know what standard I am addressing in class.

I am so glad to have found this book and the other two.