# Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry A Course for College Students

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Description: Hirsch and Goodman offer a mathematically sound, rigorous text to those instructors who believe students should be challenged. The text prepares students for future study in higher-level courses by gradually building students' confidence without More...

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List price: $292.95

Edition: 6th

Copyright year: 2006

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Publication date: 9/19/2005

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 704

Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall

Weight: 4.422

Language: English

Hirsch and Goodman offer a mathematically sound, rigorous text to those instructors who believe students should be challenged. The text prepares students for future study in higher-level courses by gradually building students' confidence without sacrificing rigor. To help students move beyond the "how" of algebra (computational proficiency) to the "why" (conceptual understanding), the authors introduce topics at an elementary level and return to them at increasing levels of complexity. Their gradual introduction of concepts, rules, and definitions through a wealth of illustrative examples -- both numerical and algebraic--helps students compare and contrast related ideas and understand the sometimes-subtle distinctions among a variety of situations. This author team carefully prepares students to succeed in higher-level mathematics.