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XYZ Textbooks is on a mission to improve the quality and affordability of course materials for developmental mathematics. Our Concepts with Applications Series introduces new learning tools and integrated technology to improve student proficiency and success. These books are organized by objective with accompanying examples, practice problems, and exercise sets, many of which apply concepts learned to the real world.
Unique technology embedded in each exercise set allows students with a smart phone or other internet-connected mobile device to view our video tutorials without being tied to a computer.
A list of fill-in-the-blank sentences appears at the beginning of each exercise set to help students better comprehend and verbalize concepts.
Simple writing exercises for students to answer after reading each section increases their understanding of key concepts.
A list of important vocabulary appears at the beginning of each section to help students prepare for new concepts. These words can also be found in blue italics within the sections.
A discussion of important study skills appearing in each chapter anticipates students' needs as they progress through the course.
Complete sentences that include common mistakes appear in each exercise set to help students identify errors and aid their comprehension of the concepts presented in that section.
A review appears in the middle of each chapter for students to practice key skills, check progress, and address difficulties.
Problems at the end of each chapter provide students with a comprehensive review of each chapter's concepts.
Individual or group projects appear at the end of each chapter for students to apply concepts learned to real life.
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