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Elementary Algebra fits the traditional, one-semester, elementary algebra course. The prerequisite is Basic Math or Pre-algebra in college, or college prep math in high school.
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.
The following features provide both instructors and students a vast array of resources which can be used to enrich the learning environment and promote student success:
A quick road map for each section to help students identify and focus on the important concepts and increase the likelihood of their success.
Four key questions at the end of every section that students should be able to answer with ease if they have read the material before class.
A brief preview of the next section to help student maintain their momentum as much as possible, with a small taste of the problem types they will encounter next.
A short section of multiple-choice questions at the end of every exercise set to test whether students have met the learning objectives for each section.
Integrated into the problem sets, these particular exercises really challenge students to carefully read the instructions for each problem.
A little more detail, as needed, outlining the steps in a method or process to help students internalize the particular problem-solving strategy.
Each student has a unique approach to learning, so this feature offers students a variety of strategies from a variety of sources.
Applied problems that help give students a greater mathematical sense, and even make the concepts a little easier to understand.
Geometry can give students another view of the problem, and potentially, another avenue for understanding algebraic concepts.
Integrated throughout the textbook, QR codes connect the printed version to the digital assets via one scan with a QR reader on any mobile device.
Lists the main properties and definitions found in the chapter, with examples given in the margin.
A representative sample of the various types of problems students have encountered in the chapter.
Encourage your students to make regular use of these features, and you'll find that they will gradually build a foundation of successful studying practices that will benefit them in all their future courses.
Each of our textbooks is more than just a book. We built them each to be the hub of a math "toolbox" of sorts. While most students still prefer to use the printed book in their studies, the eBook extends the reach of the book, giving students and instructors access to a wide array of supporting tools:
Purchase the ebook and get free access to the Intermediate Algebra ebook too, plus over 20 other ebooks covering 8 math courses.
It also includes free access to 10,000 MathTV videos, with 3-4 tutorials for every single example.
Students also get all of the accompanying worksheets and digital supplements for the book.
QR code technology connects the printed textbook directly to the digital resources through the students' smartphones and tablets.
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Get to know your video tutors for Elementary Algebra! These are the video tutors that will be helping you out throughout the textbook.
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.