My class uses Strang's Introduction to Linear Algebra. It is not my cup of tea. I really am not a fan of his abstraction, like (while we've only gone through the first few chapters so far) his use of "pivots" to explain a lot of things, and wordiness. I find the readings don't help me solve the problems in his book. But it turns out that Gilbert Strang is my professor (go figure) so I obviously can't escape his formulation, but I'm asking for any suggestions on a textbook that could supplement my learning? Teach me more concrete procedures and maybe have a different approach/explanation to the concepts?

Thanks.