Basic College Mathematics (3rd Edition)

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9780131868366: Basic College Mathematics (3rd Edition)

Appropriate for a 1-semester course in Basic College Mathematics (arithmetic with an introduction to algebra).  The goal of the text is to provide a solid foundation in the basics of college mathematics, including the topics of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percent and measurement as well as introductions to geometry, statistics and probability, and algebra topics.

 

The motivating force behind Elayn Martin-Gay’s developmental math textbooks and acclaimed video resources is her firm belief that every student can succeed.  Her focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing and inspires her constant pedagogical innovations.

 

The Whole Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Decimals; Ratio and Proportion; Percent; Measurement; Geometry; Statistics and Probability; Signed Numbers; Introduction to Algebra

 

For all readers interested in basic college mathematics.

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Real-life applications— unparalleled in terms of quantity, quality, degree of integration, nontrivial use of real data, variety of fields, and level of interest, and many based on real data from a variety of fields— highlight the relevance of math to various careers. The Whole Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing Fraction, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Statistics and Probability, Measurement, Geometry, The Real Numbers, Introduction to Algebra. Includes approximately 550 worked examples, and 4000 exercises. For a variety of business, science, math, and technology careers.

About the Author:

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. 

 

Prentice Hall is pleased to announce the new Third Editions of Basic College Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Algebra A Combined Approach and two new first editions, Basic College Mathematics with Early Integers, and Developmental Mathematics. Elayn Martin-Gay also authors a best-selling 2005 hardback series in developmental mathematics.

 

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 CDs to help students during their most “teachable moment” ---as they prepare for a test.

 

Elayn’s experience has made her aware of how busy instructors are and what a difference quality supports make. For this reason, she created the Instructor-to-Instructor video series. These videos provide instructors with suggestions for presenting specific math topic 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. They are a great resource for suggestions regarding areas they may wish to emphasize, or common trouble areas students experience, that instructors my wish to highlight.

 

With her textbooks series, the Chapter Test Prep Video Cd, and CD Lecture series, Elayn has sought to put success within the reach of every student and instructor.

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