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Beginning Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0495108987

ISBN-13: 9780495108986

Edition: 7th 2007 (Workbook)

Authors: Charles P. McKeague

List price: $217.95
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Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK, Seventh Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or in a self-paced format. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45-to-50 minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps. The Seventh Edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your students can to practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow?, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.
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Book details

List price: $217.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

Basics
Notation and Symbols
Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Multiplication of Real Numbers
Division of Real Numbers
Subsets of the Real Numbers
Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Simplifying Expressions
Addition Property of Equality
Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Formulas
Applications
More Applications
Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs
Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
More on Graphing: Intercepts
The Slope of a Line
Finding the Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
The Elimination Method
The Substitution Method
Applications
Exponents and Polynomials
Multiplication with Exponents
Division with Exponents
Operations with Monomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication with Polynomials
Binomial Squares and Other Special Products
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial
Factoring
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
More Trinomials to Factor
The Difference of Two Squares
Factoring: A General Review
Solving Equations by Factoring
Applications
Rational Expressions
Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Complex Fractions
Proportions
Variation
Roots and Radicals
Definitions and Common Roots
Properties of Radicals
Simplified Form for Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radicals
Equations Involving Radicals
Quadratic Equations
More Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Numbers
Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations
Graphing Parabolas