*For courses in*

*College Algebra.*

*This package includes MyMathLab* ^{ ® }

**Showing why math matters **

Gary Rockswold doesn’t just mention real-world examples; he teaches mathematical concepts *through *those applications. For example, if we look at Facebook usage over time, what might that tell us about linear growth and predictions? In this way, students learn the concepts in the context of the world they know, which leads to better understanding and retention. From there, the author shows a connection between application, modeling, and visualization. Rockswold is known for presenting the concept of a function as a unifying theme, with an emphasis on the rule of four (verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations). The 6th Edition emphasizes conceptual understanding with new in-chapter features and assignment options, while at the same time providing tools to empower instructors to make their classroom more active through collaboration and group work.

**Note:** You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab^{™} & Mastering^{™} does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for:

0134435583 / 9780134435589 **College Algebra with Modeling & Visualization plus MyMathLab with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e**

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Package consists of:

- 0134418042 / 9780134418049 College Algebra with Modeling & Visualization
- 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card
- 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker

**MyMathLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.**