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Beginning Algebra

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780321573759

ISBN10:
0321573757
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/28/2008
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

TheTobey/Slater Seriesbuilds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical "building block" organization makes it easy for readers to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. The authors provide a "How am I Doing?" guide to give readers constant reinforcement and to ensure that they understand each concept before moving on to the next. With Tobey/Slater, readers have a tutor and study companion with them every step of the way. A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills; Real Numbers and Variables; Equations and Inequalities; Solving Applied Problems; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Equations; Radicals; Quadratic Equations. For all readers interested in basic college mathematics.

Author Biography

John Tobey received his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as the mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts.

 

Jeffrey Slater has been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirty-eight years and received the Teacher of the Year in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Mass. with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie.

 

Jamie Blair has directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other two-year colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialist by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California.

Table of Contents

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How Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover)
To the Student
Preface
Acknowledgments
Diagnostic Pretest
A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills
Simplifying Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Using Decimals?
How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1-0.4
Using Percent
Rounding and Estimating
Using the Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving?
Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money
Organizer
Review Problems?
How Am I Doing?
Test
Real Numbers and Variables
Adding Real Numbers
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Exponents
The Order of Operations?
How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1-1.5
Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions
Combining Like Terms
Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
Grouping Symbols?
Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money
Organizer
Review Problems?
How Am I Doing?
Test
Equations and Inequalities
The Addition Principle of Equality
The Multiplication Principle of Equality
Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
Solving Equations with Fractions?
How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1-2.4
Formulas
Writing and Graphing Inequalities
Solving Inequalities?
Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money
Organizer
Review Problems&nbs
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