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Basic College Mathematics
About This Book
Basic College Mathematics is a modern, affordable choice for a textbook that fits the traditional, one-semester, basic mathematics course. The normal sequence of topics is enriched with modeling applications, study skills and the built-in Tickets to Success features (as detailed below). As students regularly use these features, they build a foundation of successful studying practices that will benefit them in all their future courses. Additionally, the built-in, modern, QR code technology connects the textbook to the videos and resources on MathTV through the student's smartphones and tablets. The availability of the eBook allows them leave their print book at home, and still have access to all the books content through a computer, smartphone, or tablet. The associated Matched Problems Worksheets gives you the opportunity to flip your classroom, without the need to create new materials yourself.
Progress Check — New in 2016! (eBook only)
This new self-study feature allows students to get as much practice as they want on the examples in the book. Each Practice Example correlates with the examples from each section of the eBook. The system automatically generates new problems, so students can do each one of them until they feel confident that they understand it. Everything is recorded in a section-by-section Progress Report to help students keep track of their progress.
Getting Ready for Class
Because we want to encourage students to read the book, we place four questions at the end of every section, under the heading Getting Ready for Class, that students can answer from the reading. Even a minimal attempt to answer these questions enhances the students' in-class experience. A number of people using our books use these questions as a student's ticket to class. They collect the student answers as students come in the door.
Paying Attention to Instructions
We try to anticipate problems students have and build features into the text that address these problems. For example, we know students don't always pay attention to instructions when they are doing their homework, and it gets them into trouble on tests and quizzes. So, we build problems into the text, under the heading Paying Attention to Instructions, that require that they read instructions.
Getting Ready for the Next Section
These problems appear at the end of every problem set. They are the exact problems that students will see when they read through the next section of the text. Students who consistently work these problems will be much better prepared for class than students who don't work these problems.
Real-Data Application Problems
This book includes many new problems that use real-world applications for the mathematical subject, making the concepts easier to understand. Many times the charts and graphics in the text look like the types of charts and graphics students see in the media.
Facts from Geometry
This feature gives students a chance to see how topics from geometry are related to the algebra they are using.
Staying Current with Technology
QR codes are all integrated throughout the text. Click on each page to see a larger view. If you have a QR reader installed on you smart device, you can scan the QR codes here yourself.
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