Beginning Algebra (6th Edition)

John Tobey; Jeffrey Slater

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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 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.

John Tobey received his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as the Mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Slater has been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirty-eight years and received the Teacher of the Year award in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie.

Jamie Blair has directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other two-year colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialist by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California.

Jennifer Crawford received her BS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1995 and her MS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 1998. She taught a wide range of courses at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. She currently teaches at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota where her focus is working with developmental math students. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, two young children, and black lab.

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