Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra (2nd Edition)

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9780131577053: Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra (2nd Edition)

Elayn Martin-Gay believes every student can succeed and that is the motivating force behind her best-selling texts and acclaimed video program.  With Martin-Gay you get 100% consistency in voice from text to video!

 

Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra 2e is appropriate for a 2-sem sequence of Prealgebra (Basic Math with very early introduction to algebra) and Introductory Algebra (aka Elementary Algebra).  This text was written to help students effectively make the transition from arithmetic to algebra and provide a strong foundation for success in their next, intermediate algebra course.  To reach this goal, Martin-Gay introduces algebraic concepts early and repeats them as she treats traditional arithmetic topics, and then further develops their exposure to elementary-level algebra topics.

 

The material from this text is also available split out into two separate textbooks, Prealgebra 5e and Introductory Algebra 3e, if you prefer to use split textbooks, rather than one combined textbook for your 2-sem sequence.

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Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra, Third Edition was written to help readers effectively make the transition from arithmetic to algebra. The new edition offers new resources like the Student Organizer (available separately) and now includes Student Resources in the back of the book to help students on their quest for success.

About the Author:

Elayn Martin-Gay, University of New Orleans

An award-winning instructor and best-selling author, Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years.  Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators. 

 

In addition to this 2nd Edition of Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra, Elayn also authors Prealgebra 5e  and the recently published 2007 Worktext Series:  Basic College Mathematics 3e, Introductory Algebra 3e, Intermediate Algebra 3e, and Algebra A Combined Approach 3e and two new first editions worktexts, Basic College Mathematics with Early Integers, and Developmental Mathematics. Elayn Martin-Gay also authors a best-selling 2005 Hardback Series:  Beginning Algebra 4e, Intermediate Algebra 4e, Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach 3e, and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 3e.

 

Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students in their quest for success. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation material for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in the Martin-Gay series. Elayn also originated the Chapter Test Prep Video CD to help students as they prepare for a test - their most “teachable moment!”

 

Elayn’s experience has made her aware of how busy instructors are and what a difference quality support makes.  For this reason, she created the Instructor-to-Instructor video series. These videos provide instructors with suggestions for presenting specific math topics and concepts in basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra. Seasoned instructors can use them as a source for alternate approaches in the classroom. New or adjunct faculty may find the CDs useful for review.

 

Her textbooks and acclaimed video program support Elayn's passion of helping  every student to succeed.

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