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The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as “service” math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving. The Real Number System. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Problem Solving. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Exponents and Polynomials. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. Roots and Radicals. Quadratic Equations and Functions. For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.
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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.From the Back Cover:
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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