In this work Zoltan Paul Dienes enlivens the world of algebra and examines some of the mysteries of mathematical constructions in a new and exciting fashion. Step by step, equation by equation, diagram by diagram, he strips away all the unintelligible jargon and brings each task and problem to life. If algebra lessons were viewed with dread at school, this is the book to make you reconsider. The informal style, clear diagrams and comprehensive explanations make understanding easy, while innovative games and intriguing puzzles ensure that learning is no longer a chore but a pleasure. Although predominantly aimed at those already equipped with basic algebra skills, beginners and experts alike will find much to interest and test them.