Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students / Edition 4

Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students / Edition 4

by Arthur Goodman, Lewis Hirsch, Lewis Hirsch
     
 

Helping students grasp the why of algebra through patient explanations, Goodman and Hirsch gradually build students' confidence without sacrificing rigor. To help students move beyond the "how" of algebra (computational proficiency) to the "why" (conceptual understanding), the authors introduce topics at an elementary level and return to them at increasing levels… See more details below

Overview

Helping students grasp the why of algebra through patient explanations, Goodman and Hirsch gradually build students' confidence without sacrificing rigor. To help students move beyond the "how" of algebra (computational proficiency) to the "why" (conceptual understanding), the authors introduce topics at an elementary level and return to them at increasing levels of complexity. Their gradual introduction of concepts, rules, and definitions through a wealth of illustrative examples—both numerical and algebraic—helps students compare and contrast related ideas and understand the sometimes subtle distinctions among a wide variety of situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534353162
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Integers. 2. Algebraic Expressions. 3. First-Degree Equations and Equalities. 4. Rational Expressions. 5. Graphing Straight Lines. 6. Interpreting Graphs and Systems of Linear Equations. 7. Exponents and Polynomials. 8. Factoring. 9. More Rational Expressions. 10. Radical Expressions and Equations. 11. Quadratic Equations. Chapter G. Supplemental Chapter on Geometry. Appendix A: A Review of Arithmetic. Appendix B: Using a Scientific Calculator. Answers to Selected Exercises and Chapter Tests. Index.

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