- Filename: intermediate-algebra-first-edition.
- ISBN: 1516503031
- Release Date: 2015-12-31
- Number of pages:
- Author: Mathew Baxter
- Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Today’s Developmental Math students enter college needing more than just the math, and this has directly impacted the instructor’s role in the classroom. Instructors have to teach to different learning styles, within multiple teaching environments, and to a student population that is mostly unfamiliar with how to be a successful college student. Authors Andrea Hendricks and Pauline Chow have noticed this growing trend in their combined 30+ years of teaching at their respective community colleges, both in their face-to-face and online courses. As a result, they set out to create course materials that help today’s students not only learn the mathematical concepts but also build life skills for future success. Understanding the time constraints for instructors, these authors have worked to integrate success strategies into both the print and digital materials, so that there is no sacrifice of time spent on the math. Furthermore, Andrea and Pauline have taken the time to write purposeful examples and exercises that are student-centered, relevant to today’s students, and guide students to practice critical thinking skills. Intermediate Algebra and its supplemental materials, coupled with ALEKS or Connect Math Hosted by ALEKS, allow for both full-time and part-time instructors to teach more than just the math in any teaching environment without an overwhelming amount of preparation time or even classroom time.
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS is designed to help college and university students apply traditional mathematical skills in real-world contexts. Research has shown that learning math skills in context helps students make better connections between mathematics and other disciplines and life. Therefore, this text is applications-driven and uses current technology to empower students while they master algebraic concepts, critical thinking, and math communication skills. The writing style is carefully geared to the learner's thinking process to emphasize and demonstrate how to think through a problem and apply the skills presented. The text is designed to be flexible, allowing the instructor to decide the best balance of applications, skills, and technology for their course.
The Aufmann/Lockwood MATHEMATICS: JOURNEY FROM BASIC MATHEMATICS THROUGH INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA delivers learning objectives organized by section in 21 modules spanning the entire developmental mathematics sequence—basic mathematics, prealgebra, introductory algebra, and intermediate algebra. The streamlined learning path is powered by Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) and includes an integrated, fully-customizable eBook. All the learning tools students need to succeed are built into their assignments, including lecture videos with practice questions, eBook instruction, and opportunities for practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Designed for first-year developmental math students who need support in intermediate algebra, the Fourth Edition of Intermediate Algebra owes its success to the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: learning by example, accessible writing style, emphasis on visualization, and comprehensive exercise sets. These pedagogical features are carefully coordinated to ensure that students are better able to make connections between mathematical concepts and understand the content. The new Student Support Edition continues the Larson tradition of guided learning by incorporating a comprehensive range of student success materials throughout the text. Additionally, instructors and students alike can track progress with HM Assess, a new online diagnostic assessment and remediation tool from Houghton Mifflin. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Building a Better Path To Success! Connecting Knowledge – Sherri prepares her students for success by refreshing their knowledge of arithmetic. By helping students see the connection between arithmetic and algebra, Sherri found that her students were more confident in their abilities as they progressed through the course. This classroom tested practice was integrated into the texts so that both instructors and students could benefit. Messersmith accomplishes this by including arithmetic examples for most sections before the use of algebraic examples. Also, the author has developed through classroom use a series of Basic Skills Worksheets that can easily be integrated into the classroom. Presenting Concepts in “Bite Size” Pieces – By breaking down the sections into manageable pieces, the author has identified the core places where students traditionally struggle and then assists them in understanding that material to be successful moving forward. Mastering Concepts - With the textbook and Connect Mathematics hosted by ALEKS, a new online homework and assessment tool, students can practice and master their understanding of algebraic concepts. Messersmith is rigorous enough to prepare students for the next level yet easy to read and understand. The exposition is written as if a professor is teaching in a lecture to be more accessible to students. The language is mathematically sound yet easy enough for students to understand.
Kaufmann and Schwitters have built this text's reputation on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets. This traditional text consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; practice the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This simple, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problem-solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses. Algebraic ideas are developed in a logical sequence, and in an easy-to-read manner, without excessive vocabulary and formalism. The open and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad range of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. The text's resource package--anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool--saves instructors time while providing additional help and skill-building practice for students outside of class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Make math a snap with INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA. Using everyday language and lots of examples, Kaufman and Schwitters show you how to apply algebra concepts and ace the test. This volume also comes with Interactive Skillbuilder CD-ROM. This program is packed with over 8 hours of video instruction to help it all make sense. And if tutoring is in your future, with this edition you get 40 hours of free tutoring per week through Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, the live online tutoring program that connects you with a live algebra expert who has a copy of your book. Plus, you'll get the powerful web-based iLrn Homework program that makes your assignments a breeze and gives you step-by-step by help with problem-solving. Get the grade you need with INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The main focus of ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5e, is to address the fundamental needs of today's developmental math students. Offering a uniquely modern, balanced program, ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5e, integrates conceptual understanding with traditional skill and practice reinforced through visual and interactive practice in Enhanced WebAssign, available exclusively from Cengage Learning. By helping students understand the language of algebra and the why behind problem solving through instructional approaches and worked examples, they are better equipped to succeed at the how. Practice is essential in making these connections and it is emphasized in ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5e, with additional practice problems both in the text and Enhanced WebAssign. Give your students confidence by showing them how Algebra is not just about the x it's also about the WHY. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.