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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Practical Approachprovides concise, manageable treatment of the mathematics required for the combined algebra course. While emphasizing problem solving and the real-world applications of algebra, the text provides solid coverage of core mathematical concepts and essential symbol manipulation skills. Furthermore, the text encourages students to use graphing technology while still requiring them to master pencil-and-paper techniques for certain tasks. Authors Craine, McGowan, and Ruben combine their experience and expertise as a math educator and author, a math researcher, and an authority on math anxiety to deliver a balanced, targeted text that enables instructors to cover all the material for the combined course in one text. Pedagogically, the instructional material is concise, clear, and presented in a style that encourages students to read all the material and complete all the exercises. Examples focus on a particular concept and include complete worked-out solutions. Examples presented with multiple solution methods--algebraic, graphical, and/or numerical--help students with different learning styles understand solutions from various aspects. Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, for the Craine/McGowan/RubensElementary and Intermediate Algebracourse includes algorithmic exercises, test bank content in question pools, interactive tutorials and video explanations.