Elementary Algebra (3rd Edition) (Carson Developmental Algebra Series)

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9780321577290: Elementary Algebra (3rd Edition) (Carson Developmental Algebra Series)
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The Carson algebra series addresses two fundamental issues—individual learning styles and comprehension of key mathematical concepts—to meet the needs of today’s readers. Carson’s Study System, presented in the To the Student section at the front of the text, adapts to the way each reader learns to ensure their success in this and future courses. The consistent emphasis on the big picture of algebra, with pedagogy and support that helps readers put each new concept into proper context, encourages conceptual understanding.

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KEY BENEFIT:Elementary Algebra, Third Edition, by Tom Carson, addressestwo fundamental issues-individual learning styles and student comprehension of key mathematical concepts-to meet the needs of today's students and instructors.Carson's Study System, presented in the “To the Student section at the front of the text, adapts to the way each student learns to ensure their success in this and future courses. The consistent emphasis on thebig picture of algebra, with pedagogy and support that helps students put each new concept into proper context, encourages conceptual understanding.

 

KEY TOPICS: Foundations of Algebra; Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities; Problem Solving; Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations

 

MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

About the Author:

Tom Carson’s first teaching experience was teaching guitar while an undergraduate student studying electrical engineering. That experience helped him to realize that his true gift and passion are for teaching. He earned his MAT. in mathematics at the University of South Carolina. In addition to teaching at Midlands Technical College, Columbia State Community College, and Franklin Classical School, Tom has served on the faculty council and has been a board member of the South Carolina Association of Developmental Educators (SCADE). Ever the teacher, Tom teaches outside the classroom by presenting at conferences such as NADE, AMATYC, and ICTCM on topics such as Combating Innumeracy, Writing in Mathematics, and Implementing a Study System.

 

Bill Jordan received his BS from Rollins College and his MAT from Tulane University. A decorated teacher for more than 40 years, Jordan has served as the chair of the math department at Seminole Community College and has taught at Rollins College. He has been a member and leader of numerous professional organizations, including the Florida Two-Year College Mathematical Association (president), Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (district director), and others. In addition to his work on the Carson series, Jordan is also the lead author of Integrated Algebra and Arithmetic, 2/e, also published by Pearson. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, traveling, and hiking.

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