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.About the Author:
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’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.
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