Beginning Algebra

9780130828514: Beginning Algebra

John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers.  They have carefully crafted their texts to support students in this course by staying with them every step of the way.  Tobey and Slater... With you every step of the way


This 6th edtion of Beginning Algebra is appropriate for a 1-semester course in appropriate for a 1-semester course in Introductory, Beginning or Elementary Algebra where a solid foundation in algebraic skills and reasoning is being built for those students who have little or no previous experience with the topice.  The utlimate goal of this text is to effectively prepare students to transition to Intermediate Algebra.  One of the hallmark characteristics of Beginning Algebra 6e that makes the text easy to learn from is the building-block organization.  Each section is written to stand on its own, and each homework set is completely self-testing.  Beginning Algebra 6e is a worktext, meaning the design is open and friendly with wide margins so can you can encourage your students to take notes and work exercises right on the text page.  Also with worktexts, images/visuals are used more frequently to convey the math concept so there are fewer words and less text for the student to read.


A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills; Real Numbers and Variables; Equations and Inequalities; Solving Applied Problems; Exponents and Polynomials; Organizer; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Equations; Radicals; Quadratic Equations


For all readers interested in algebra.

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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. Earlier coverage of the Order of Arithmetic Operations—now section 1.5 so that operations is now covered together before Introduction to Algebra. The discussion of solving linear equations in Chapter 2 now includes coverage of equations with no solution and equations with infinitely many solutions. Section 4.3 now offers a more thorough introduction to polynomials, with the addition of new terminology at the beginning of the section and a new lesson on evaluating polynomials at the end. Revised Ch. 7 on Graphing and Functions includes new coverage of the rectangular coordinate system and slope. The coverage of the rectangular coordinate system in Chapter 7 has been improved for greater clarity.

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This clear, accessible treatment of beginning algebra features an enhanced problem-solving strategy. This enhanced problem-solving strategy is highlighted by A Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving that helps determine where to begin the problem-solving process, as well as how to plan subsequent problem-solving steps. Also includes Step-by-Step Procedure, realistic Applications, and Cooperative Learning Activities in "Putting Your Skills to Work" Applications.

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