Beginning Algebra

Beginning Algebra

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*K. Elayn Martin-Gay focuses on enhancing a traditional emphasis--mastering the basics--with innovative pedagogy and a meaningful, integrated learning program. Three goals drive her authorship: increase student motivation, build confidence and encourage mastery of basic skills and concept. *4-color hardback text with completely integrated teaching and learning package. *New "Spotlight on Decision Making" applications introduce workplace and job-related career situations to encourage students to make judgements and develop life skills. *New and updated Exercise Sets, Real-World Applications reinforce concepts crucial to students' success in developmental math. *The Problem Solving Process has been refined from six steps to four: Understand, Translate, Solve and Interpret. Problem Solving is introduced early and reinforced often. *New video icons and geometry icons, revised art program and enhanced pedagogy help students to master algebra concepts. *Integrates MathPro 5 and MathPro 4, Tutor Center, Test Bank, CD-ROM Index, CW, Instructor to Instructor Video.show more

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  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 190.5 x 251.5 x 25.4mm | 1,133.99g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0130867632
  • 9780130867636

About K. Elayn Martin-Gay

K. ELAYN MARTIN-GAY has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 20 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students in their quest for success. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation material for her texts. Today the tapes specifically support each book in the Martin-Gay series.Elayn is the author of over nine published textbooks as well as multimedia interactive mathematics, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses such as basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning and intermediate algebra. She has provided author participation across he broadest range of materials: textbook, videos, tutorial software, and Interactive Math courseware. All the components are designed to work together. This offers an opportunity of various combinations for an integrated teaching and learning package offering great consistency and comfort for the student.show more

Table of contents

Review of real numbers: study skills; symbols and sets of numbers; fractions; introduction to variable expressions and equations; adding real numbers; subtracting real numbers; multiplying and dividing real numbers; properties of real numbers; reading graphs. Equations, inequalities and problem solving: simplifying algebraic expressions; the addition property of equality; the multiplication property of equality; solving linear equations; an introduction to problem solving; formulas and problem solving; per cent and problem solving; further problem solving; solving linear inequalities. Graphing: the rectangular co-ordinate system; graphing linear equations; intercepts; slope; graphing linear inequalities. Exponents and polynomials: exponents; adding and subtracting polynomials; multiplying polynomials; special products; negative exponents and scientific notation; division of polynomials. Factoring polynomials: the greatest common factor and factoring by grouping; factoring trinomials of the form x2+bx+c; factoring trinomials of the form ax2+bx+c; factoring binomials; choosing a factoring strategy; solving quadratic equations by factoring; quadratic equations and problem solving. Rational expressions: simplifying rational expressions; multiplying and dividing rational expressions; adding and subtracting rational expressions with common denominators and least common denominator; adding and subtracting rational expressions with unlike denominators; simplifying complex fractions; solving equations containing rational expressions; ratio and proportion; rational equations and problem solving. Further graphing: the slope-intercept form; the point-slope form; graphing nonlinear equations; functions. Solving systems of linear equations: solving systems of linear equations by graphing; solving systems of linear equations by substitution; solving systems of linear equations by addition; systems of linear equations and problem solving; systems of linear equations. Roots and radicals: introduction to radicals; simplifying radicals; adding and subtracting radicals; multiplying and dividing radicals; solving equations containing radicals; radical equations and problem solving; rational exponents. Solving quadratic equations: solving quadratic equations by the square root method; solving quadratic equations by completing the square; solving quadratic equations by the quadratic formula; summary of methods for solving quadratic equations; complex solutions of quadratic equations; graphing quadratic equations.show more

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