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Introductory Algebra 4e

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ISBN-10: 0618918787

ISBN-13: 9780618918782

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Alice Kaseberg

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Alice Kaseberg's respected Introductory Algebra: Everyday Explorations, Fourth Edition, helps students build confidence in algebra. This text's popularity is attributable to the author's use of guided discovery, explorations, and problem solving, all of which help students learn new concepts and strengthen their skill retention. Known for an informal, interactive style that makes algebra more accessible to students while maintaining a high level of mathematical accuracy, Intermediate Algebra includes a host of teaching and learning tools that work together for maximum flexibility and a high student success rate. With the Fourth Edition, instructors have access to an Instructor's Annotated Edition that provides additional examples, as well as a robust Instructor's Resource Manual, algorithmic computerized testing, and an extensive online homework system.
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Book details

List price: $289.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Alice Kaseberg combines 30 years of secondary school and community college teaching experience with an avid mathematical curiosity, constantly seeking to answer the commonly asked question, "What is mathematics good for?" Her BA in Business Administration, MA in Mathematics, and MS in Engineering Science reflect her keen interest in academics and mathematics applications. She began her career as a teacher in Australia. Then, as a junior high teacher, she class-tested materials from the Mathematics Resource Project, Lane County Math Project, School Mathematics Project (of Great Britain), and Bob Wirtz's Drill and Practice at the Problem Solving Level. Her mentors were early advocates of the discovery approach, laboratory activities, and membership/involvement in professional organizations. Kaseberg has always reached out to mathematics students in a variety of situations. She was a high school teacher for the hearing impaired, where she taught contrasting classes such as Advanced Placement Calculus and remedial mathematics. Always eager to take on new projects, she organized weekly problem-solving activities for the entire department. As a community college teacher (15 years), she has taught a range of courses from Beginning Algebra through Calculus, as well as Strength of Materials and Statics in Engineering. While on sabbatical from teaching, she worked 15 months for the EQUALS Project, Berkeley, CA, writing Odds-on-You and coauthoring the EQUALS Handbook. In addition to her teaching at the school and community college level, she has developed and presented numerous workshops on mathematics applications, content strategies, problem solving, art and math, and teaching strategies. Group work and intense participation by attendees characterize her workshops and her classroom. Her goal in writing textbooks is to help students succeed in mathematics, learn how to learn, and become actively aware of the mathematics in their daily lives.

Algebraic Representations
Problem-Solving Steps and Strategies
Numeric Representations
Verbal Representations
Symbolic Representations
Visual Representations: Rectangular Coordinate Graphs
Operations with Real Numbers and Expressions
Addition and Subtraction with Integers
Multiplication and Division with Positive and Negative Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers Applied to Simplifying Algebraic Fractions and Adding Like Terms
Exponents and Order of Operations
Unit Analysis and Formulas
Inequalities, Intervals, and Line Graphs
Solving Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations in One and Two Variables
Solving Equations with Algebraic Notation
Solving Equations with Tables, Graphs, and Algebraic Notation
Solving Linear Equations with Variables on Both Sides of the Equation
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Formulas, Functions, Linear Equations, and Inequalities in Two Variables
Solving Formulas
Functions and Graphs
Linear Functions: Slope and Rate of Change
Linear Functions: Intercepts and Slope
Linear Equations
Inequalities in Two Variables
Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Reasoning
Ratios, Rates, and Percents
Proportions and Proportional Reasoning
Proportions in Similar Figures and Similar Triangles
Writing Equations from Word Problems with Quantity-Rate Tables
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations with Graphs
Setting Up Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Solving Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities by Graphing
Polynomial Expressions and Integer Exponents
Operations on Polynomials
Multiplication of Binomials and Special Products
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Special Products and Greatest Common Factors
Scientific Notation
Squares and Square Roots: Expressions and Equations
Pythagorean Theorem
Square Root Expressions and Properties and the Distance Formula
Solving Square Root Equations and Simplifying Expressions
Graphing and Solving Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Taking the Square Root or by Factoring
Solving Quadratic Equations with the Quadratic Formula
Range, Box and Whisker Plots, and Standard Deviation
Rational Expressions and Equations
Rational Functions: Graphs and Applications
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Finding the Common Denominator and Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations