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Intermediate Algebra Concepts Through Applications

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ISBN-10: 0534492266

ISBN-13: 9780534492267

Edition: 2006

Authors: Mark Clark

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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,…    
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List price: $193.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.53" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Mark Clark graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor's and Master's in Mathematics. He is a full-time Associate Professor at Palomar College and has taught there for the past 13 years. He is committed to teaching his students through applications and using technology to help them both understand the mathematics in context and communicate their results clearly. Intermediate algebra is one of his favorite courses to teach, and he continues to teach several sections of this course each year. He has collaborated with his colleague Cynthia Anfinson to write a new intermediate and beginning algebra text published by Cengage Learning--Brooks/Cole. It is an…    

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