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Intermediate Algebra Everyday Explorations

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ISBN-10: 0618918809

ISBN-13: 9780618918805

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Alice Kaseberg

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Alice Kaseberg's respected Intermediate 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: $301.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.554
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.

Problem Solving, Expressions, and Equations
Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solving
Number Sense
Numeric and Symbolic Representations
Problem Solving and Verbal Representations
Visual Representations: Rectangular Coordinate Graphs
Solving Equations with a Table and Graph
Solving Equations and Formulas
Inequalities, Functions, and Linear Functions
Inequalities, Line Graphs, and Intervals
Functions
Linear Functions
Modeling with a Linear Function
Special Lines
Special Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Substitution or Elimination
Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Equations Involving Quantity and Rate
Solving Systems of Three or More Linear Equations
Solving Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities
Quadratic and Polynomial Functions
Quadratic Functions
Modeling Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions and Operations
Special Products and Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations with Tables, Graphs, and Factors
The Role of a, b, c, and Binomial Squares in Graphing Quadratic Functions
Square Roots
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
The Square Root Function and the Pythagorean Theorem
Solving Quadratic Equations with Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations with the Quadratic Formula
Solving Minimum and Maximum Problems
Complex Numbers and Solving Polynomial Equations
Shifts, Vertex Form, and Applications of Quadratic Functions
Solving Quadratic Inequalities
Variation and Rational Functions
Ratios, Units of Measure, and Proportions
Direct Variation
Inverse Variation and Related Graphs
Simplification, Multiplication, and Division of Rational Expressions
Division of Polynomials and Related Graphs
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Exponents and Radicals
Exponents and Their Properties
Scientific Notation and Significant Digits
Rational Exponents
Roots and Rational Exponents
More Operations with Radicals
Finding Inverse Functions
Solving Root and Power Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Exponential Equations and Graphs
Solving Exponential Equations: Logarithms
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms and the Logarithmic Scale
The Natural Number e in Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Matrices
Conic Sections
Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Solving Systems of Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Matrices
Counting and Probability (Available Online)
Counting Outcomes
Permutations and Combinations
Probability: Equally Likely Outcomes and Counting Principles
Probability: Odds, Intersecting Events, and Not Equally Likely Outcomes
Pascal's Triangle and Combinations Appendix
Selected Formulas Appendix
Percent Appendix
Graphing Calculator Basics for the TI83/84
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises and Tests
Glossary/Index