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Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.
Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving | |
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers | |
Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions | |
Graphing Equations | |
Solving Linear Equations Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Section 1.1 | |
Section 1.4 | |
Problem Solving and Using Formulas | |
Properties of Integral Exponents | |
Scientific Notation | |
Group Project | |
Summary | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Functions and Linear Functions | |
Introduction to Functions | |
Graphs of Functions | |
The Algebra of Functions | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Section 2.1 | |
Section 2.3 | |
Linear Functions and Slope | |
The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line | |
Group Project | |
Summary | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 2) | |
Systems of Linear Equations | |
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables | |
Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations | |
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Section 3.1 | |
Section 3.3 | |
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems | |
Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |
Group Project | |
Summary | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 3) | |
Inequalities and Problem Solving | |
Solving Linear Inequalities | |
Compound Inequalities | |
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Section 4.1 | |
Section 4.3 | |
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |
Linear Programming | |
Group Project | |
Summary | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 4) | |
Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring | |
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions | |
Multiplication of Polynomials | |
Greatest Common Factors and Factoring By Grouping | |
Factoring Trinomials | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Section 5.1 | |
Section 5.4 | |
Factoring Special | |
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