Intermediate Algebra

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9780201038804: Intermediate Algebra

Intermediate Algebra, Alternate Version, Eighth Edition, is designed for the intermediate algebra market that doesn't want a functions early approach. This text is a significant revision of Intermediate Algebra, Seventh Edition, especially with respect to design, an all-new art program, pedagogy, and an enhanced supplements package. Its unique approach, which has been developed and refined over many years, is designed to help students both learn and retain mathematical skills. It is our belief that the Alternate Version will continue to help today's students through pedagogical use of full color and updated applications. As part of MathMax: The Bittinger System of Instruction, the text is accompanied by a comprehensive and well-integrated supplements package to provide maximum support for both instructor and student.MathMax: The Bittinger System of Instruction offers a completely integrated package of four-color text, interactive tutorial software and videos that guide students successfully through developmental math. Key elements of the Mathmax system include learning objectives keyed to the exposition, exercises, and examples, a hallmark five-step problem-solving process, and modern, interesting applications and problems.

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This text is designed to provide an interactive learning experience between the learner and the exposition, annotated examples, art, and the exercises you will find within. The first book on the market to introduce a "learn as you go" approach by including practice exercises in the margins of the text, this best seller uses real-data applications to help apply mathematics to your everyday life. Concepts and skills learned as you progress through the text are revisited again and again in the form of cumulative reviews, skill maintenance exercises, and synthesis exercises to help you retain what you have learned and see how it all relates together.

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Marvin Bittinger For over thirty-eight years, Professor Marvin L. Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level. Since 1968, he has been employed at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, and is now professor emeritus of mathematics education. Professor Bittinger has authored over 190 publications on topics ranging from basic mathematics to algebra and trigonometry to applied calculus. He received his BA in mathematics from Manchester College and his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University. Special honors include Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and his election to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. His hobbies include hiking in Utah, baseball, golf, and bowling. Professor Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions, most recently giving a lecture entitled "Baseball and Mathematics." In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and four granddaughters. David Ellenbogen David Ellenbogen has taught math at the college level for twenty-two years, spending most of that time in the Massachusetts and Vermont community college systems, where he has served on both curriculum and developmental math committees. He has also taught at St. Michael's College and The University of Vermont. Professor Ellenbogen has been active in the Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges since 1985, having served on its Developmental Mathematics Committee and as a delegate, and has been a member ofthe Mathematical Association of America since 1979. He has authored dozens of publications on topics ranging from prealgebra to calculus and has delivered lectures at numerous conferences on the use of language in mathematics. Professor Ellenbogen received his BA in mathematics from Bates College and his MA in community college mathematics education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A co-founder of the Colchester Vermont Recycling Program, Professor Ellenbogen has a deep love for the environment and the outdoors, especially in his home state of Vermont. In his spare time, he enjoys playing keyboard in the band Soularium, volunteering as a community mentor, hiking, biking, and skiing. He has two sons, Monroe and Zack.

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