Barron's Painless

One of the great things about the Barron's Painless series is that, while it's aimed at middle school and high school students, none of the books are dumbed down or childish and can work just as well as brush-ups for adults. Even for the younger audience these texts are multi-purpose, working either as introductions or as remedial texts for those who still need help.

Each volume is written by an area specialist and clearly presents the basics (and sometimes even more advanced material) of the subject. Because there isn't any abstruse language, poorly written text, or confusing explanations, students will actually learn what they're supposed to. While there are fun illustrations, jokes and humor throughout, none of it detracts from the matters at hand, and unlike similar attempts, actually illuminates the main content.

Kids' knowledge is frequently tested with Brain Teaser exercises (answers always follow on the next page). But these are never introduced until the material they test has been thoroughly discussed and demonstrated with examples and step-by-step problem solving. Again, don't get the impression that just because they're painless these texts are simply fun or entertaining. Students will actually learn the subject at hand.

At the same time, these aren't comprehensive courses. They are excellent introductions or refreshers, but if you want your kids to really know the topic you'll need to have them continue study after they finish any of these books. The Barron's Painless books also make great guides for parents about to teach a subject they barely remember or never studied themselves....or for any adult or student simply interested in having fun while expanding their knowledge.

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Painless Algebra
by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
4th edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 9th-11th grade
in Algebra (Location: B9)
$9.99
Painless American Government
by Jeffrey Strausser
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 6th-9th grade
in Government & Civics Curriculum (Location: F1B-CIV)
$9.99
Painless Fractions
by Alyece Cummings
3rd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
$10.99
Painless Geometry
by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
2nd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 9th-12th grade
in Geometry & Shapes (Location: B9)
$9.99
Painless Grammar
by Rebecca Elliott Ph.D.
1st edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Painless Grammar
by Rebecca Elliott Ph.D.
4th edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Grammar Reference (Location: D4E-GRA)
$9.99
Painless Math Word Problems
by Marcie Abramson
2nd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-10th grade
in Story & Word Problem Books (Location: B7B-MAT)
$9.99
Painless Poetry
by Mary Elizabeth
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 7th-9th grade
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Painless Reading Comprehension
by Darolyn E. Jones
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Miscellaneous Reading Comprehension (Location: E8F-REA)
$9.99
Painless Speaking
by Mary Elizabeth
2nd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Speech & Debate (Location: A1E-RHE)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Painless Spelling
by Mary Elizabeth
3rd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 7th-12th grade
in Vocabulary Resources (Location: VOC-REF)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Painless Vocabulary
by Michael Greenberg
3rd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Vocabulary Resources (Location: VOC-REF)
$9.99
Painless Writing
by Jeffrey Strausser
3rd edition from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 6th-10th grade
in Writing Instruction (Location: D9D-WRI)
$9.99