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This texbook was made as directed by the faculty of Dearborn High School to meet the needs of their students. The Transitions chapter (Ch. 8) allows students to enter the course at the beginning of the intermediate algebra part of the course, providing a condensed review all of the material presented in the elementary algebra part of the text. It can also serve as a great check point midway through the book.
Every section has been written so that it can be discussed in a single class session. The clean layout and the authors' conversational style make it easy for students to read, and important information such as definitions and properties are highlighted so that they can easily be located and referenced by students.
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Advice for students taking a math class: Your thoughts shape your reality. If you think something will be boring, it probably will be. But if you chose to think something will be fun or interesting, it probably will be! Go to your instructor's office hour sometime during the first week or two. Make a point of introducing yourself. Then ask a question (it doesn't matter what...just get them talking about mathematics or themselves).
I have taught elementary school through to calculus. I am best suited for teaching developmental math at the community college level. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have students that always impressed me with their willingness to improve their position in life through education.