A worktext format for basic college math or arithmetic courses including lecture-based, self-paced, and modular classes. John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers. The Tobey approach focuses on building skills one at a time by breaking math down into manageable pieces. This building block organization is a practical approach to basic math skill development that makes it easier for students to understand each topic, gaining confidence as they move through each section. Knowing students crave feedback, Tobey has enhanced the new edition with a "How am I Doing?" guide to math success. The combination of continual reinforcement of basic skill development, ongoing feedback and a fine balance of exercises makes the fifth edition of Tobey/Slater Intermediate Algebra even more practical and accessible.
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An easy-to-follow approach to intermediate algebra that features realistic, relevant application problems, non-routine problems drawn from everyday life, and carefully chosen examples and exercises. Includes open-ended problems that invite discussion and exploration.From the Back Cover:
This clear, accessible treatment of mathematics features a building-block approach toward problem solving, realistic and diverse applications, and chapter organizer to help users focus their study and become effective and confident problem solvers. The Putting Your Skills to Work and new chapter-end feature, Math in the Media, present readers with opportunities to utilize critical thinking skills, analyze and interpret data, and problem solve using applied situations encountered in daily life. The Fourth Edition contains additional modeling and real-data coverage. A conceptual approach to functions is introduced early in the book and revisited in Ch. 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10—readers are exposed to a variety of realistic situations where functions are used to explain and record the changes we observe in the world. A discussion of solving linear equations in Chapter 2 now includes coverage of equations with no solution and equations with infinitely many solutions. The sections on determinants and Cramer's rule have been moved out of Chapter 4 into an appendix. This material can be covered with ease after Section 4.3.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: How Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover) To the Student Preface Acknowledgments Diagnostic Pretest Chapter 1 Basic Concepts 1.1 The Real Number System 1.2 Operations with Real Numbers 1.3 Powers, Square Roots, and the Order of Operations How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1-1.3 1.4 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 1.5 Operations with Variables and Grouping Symbols 1.6 Evaluating Variable Expressions and Formulas Chapter 1 Organizer Chapter 1 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test Chapter 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities 2.1 First-Degree Equations with One Unknown 2.2 Literal Equations and Formulas 2.3 Absolute Value Equations 2.4 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1-2.4 2.5 Solving More-Involved Word Problems 2.6 Linear Inequalities 2.7 Compound Inequalities 2.8 Absolute Value Inequalities Chapter 2 Organizer Chapter 2 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-2 Chapter 3 Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables and Functions <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131490788
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