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9780030148323: Prealgebra

This new ADVANTAGE SERIES, one-semester prealgebra text smoothly bridges the gap between arithmetic and beginning algebra and is suitable for a variety of course formats, including lab (both supervised and self-paced), lecture, group, and a combination of all three. With a heavy emphasis on important study skills and habits, PREALGEBRA, Third Edition, aims to instill mathematical confidence and help build a solid foundation for students going on to future math courses. The text provides a complete and thorough treatment of algebra and arithmetic, allowing students to better understand the relationship between the two. Group activities, scientific calculator exercises, critical thinking problems, and exercises requiring written answers are included throughout the text, in accordance with the latest NCTM Guidelines. As part of the ADVANTAGE SERIES, this new version will offer all the quality content you've come to expect from Van Dyke/Adams/Rogers sold to your students at a significantly lower price.

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Prealgebra, 4/e, helps students make the transition from the concrete world of arithmetic to the symbolic world of algebra. The Aufmann team achieves this by introducing variables in Chapter 1 and integrating them throughout the rest of the text. This text's single greatest strength is the Aufmann Interactive Method, which enables students to work with the math concepts as they're being introduced. In addition, the text strongly emphasizes the AMATYC standards, with a special focus on real-sourced data.

About the Author:

Richard Aufmann is Professor of Mathematics at Palomar College in California. He is the lead author of two best-selling developmental math series, a best-selling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. The Aufmann name is highly recognized and respected among college mathematics faculty.

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Joanne Lockwood is co-author with Dick Aufmann and Vernon Barker on the hardback developmental series, Business Mathematics, Algebra with Trigonometry for College Students, and numerous software ancillaries that accompany Aufmann titles. She is also the co-author of Mathematical Excursions with Aufmann.

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