9780321593092

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321593092

  • ISBN10:

    032159309X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/5/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

The Sullivan/Struve/Mazzarella Algebra Series was written to motivate students to do the math outside of the classroom through a design and organization that models what you do inside the classroom. The left-to-right annotations in the examples provide a teachers voice through every step of the problem-solving process.

The Sullivan exercise sets, which begin with Quick Checks to reinforce each example, present problem types of every possible derivation with a gradual increase in difficulty level. The “Do the MathWorkbook acts as a companion to the text and to MyMathLab by providing short warm-up exercises, guided practice examples, and additional Do the Math practice exercises for every section of the text.

Sullivan Examples and Showcase Examples provide students with superior guidance and instruction when they need it most–when they are away from the instructor and the classroom. Students learn algebra by doing algebra. Throughout the textbook, the exercise sets are grouped into eight categories–some of which appear only as needed. Study Skills features are a regular theme throughout the book, anticipating students’ needs and providing the voice of an instructor.

Author Biography

Mike Sullivan, III is a professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College.  He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University in both mathematics and economics.  Mike is an author or co-author on more than 20 books, including a statistics book and a developmental mathematics series. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer who tries to spend as much of his limited free time as possible on the golf course.

Table of Contents

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Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Success in Mathematics
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
The Number Systems and the Real Number Line
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Numbers Expressed as Fractions and Decimals
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.2 - 1.5)
Exponents and the Order of Operations
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Activity: The Math Game
Review
Test
Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
Linear Equations: Using the Properties Together
Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions and Decimals; Classifying Equations
Evaluating Formulas and Solving Formulas for a Variable
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.1 - 2.4)
Introduction to Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems
Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems Involving Percent
Problem Solving: Geometry and Uniform Motion
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Activity: Pass to the Right
Review
Test
Introduction to Graphing and Equations of Lines
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Equations in Two Variables
Slope
Slope-Intercept Form of a Line
Point-Slope Form of a Line
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.1 - 3.6)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Activity: Graphing Practice
Review
Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 3
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
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