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The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as “service” math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving. The Real Number System. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations. Exponents and Polynomials. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. Functions, More on Systems of Linear Functions. Inequalities and Problem Solving. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Sequences, Induction, and Probability. For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.
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Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade Community College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade Community College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written Introductory Algebra for College Students, Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the topics required in a course combining the study of introductory and intermediate algebra. The primary goals of the book are to help students acquire a solid foundation in introductory and intermediate algebra, without the repetition of topics in two separate texts, and to show how algebra can model and solve authentic real-world problems.
A source of frustration for me and my colleagues is that very few students read their textbook. When I ask students why they do not take full advantage of the text, their responses generally fall into two categories:
I thought about both of these objections in writing every page of this book.
"I can't follow the explanations." For many of my students, textbook explanations are too compressed. The chapters in Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students have been written to make them extremely accessible. Every section contains a range of simple, intermediate, and challenging examples. Voice balloons allow for specific annotations in examples, further clarifying procedures and concepts.
"The applications are not interesting." One of the things I enjoy most about teaching in a large urban community college is the diversity of who my students are and what interests them. Real-world data that celebrate this variety are used to bring relevance to examples, discussions, and applications. I selected all up-to-date real-world data to be interesting and intriguing to students. By connecting algebra to the whole spectrum of their interests, it is my intent to show students that their world is profoundly mathematical and, indeed, pi is in the sky.
Key Pedagogical Features
Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students is part of a series of four texts that include Introductory Algebra for College Students, Third Edition, Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Third Edition, and Algebra for College Students, Fourth Edition. The following features are found throughout the series.
Supplements for the Instructor
Annotated Instructor's Edition (0-13-032843-X)
· Answers to exercises on the same text page or in Graphing Answer Section.
· Graphing Answer Section contains answers to exercises requiring graphical solutions.
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· Step-by-step solutions for every even-numbered section exercise.
· Step-by-step solutions for every (even and odd) Check Point exercise, Chapter Review exercise, Chapter Test and Cumulative Review exercise.
Instructor's Resource Manual (0-13-034319-6)
· Notes to the Instructor
· Eight Chapter Tests per chapter (5 free response, 3 multiple choice)
· Eight Final Exams ( 4 free response, 4 multiple choice)
· Twenty additional exercises per section for added test exercises or worksheets.
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· Networkable for administering tests and capturing grades on-line.
· Edit or add your own questions to create a nearly unlimited number of tests and worksheets.
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MathPro Explorer 4.0
· Network version for IBM and Macintosh
· Enables instructors to create either customized or algorithmically generated practice quizzes from any section of a chapter.
· Includes an e-mail function for networked users, enabling instructors toy send a message to a specific student or to an entire group.
· Network based reports and summaries for a class or student and for cumulative or selected scores are available.
· Anytime. Anywhere.
· Online tutorial with enhanced class and student management features.
· Integration of TestGen-EQ allows for testing to operate within the tutorial environment.
· Course management tracking of both tutorial and testing activity.
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