Introductory Algebra for College Students (2nd Edition)

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9780132757454: Introductory Algebra for College Students (2nd Edition)

A 4-color hardback book w/complete text-specific instructor and student print/enhanced media supplement package. AMATYC/NCTM Standards of Content and Pedagogy integrated in current, researched, real-world Applications, Technology Boxes, Discover For Yourself Boxes and extensively revised Exercise Sets. Early introduction and heavy emphasis on modeling demonstrates and utilizes the concepts of introductory algebra to help students solve problems as well as develop critical thinking skills. One-page Chapter Projects (which may be assigned as collaborative projects or extended applications) conclude each chapter and include references to related Web sites for further student exploration. The influence of mathematics in fine art and their relationships are explored in applications and chapter openers to help students visualize mathematical concepts and recognize the beauty in math.

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This superb new text has three fundamental goals: to give students a strong foundation in basic algebra skills; to develop students' problem- solving and critical thinking skills within a varied and interesting setting; and to demonstrate algebra's utility solving problems in all walks of life.

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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 for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Introductory Algebra for College Students, Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.

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