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Introductory Algebra with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, and InfoTrac / Edition 3

Introductory Algebra with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, and InfoTrac / Edition 3

by Alice Kaseberg


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Kaseberg presents an effective, nontraditional approach to the traditional algebra curriculum. The first and second editions gained a strong following among instructors who found that Kaseberg's use of guided discovery and problem solving facilitates the learning of new concepts and strengthens skill retention. Kaseberg's informal, interactive style makes algebra more accessible to students while maintaining a high level of mathematical accuracy.
To reduce preparation time for course leaders and facilitate use by adjuncts, the Instructor's Resource Manual is a valuable resource. The manual provides structured lesson and group-activity suggestions for each section in the textbook, incorporates materials from the textbook with supplemental projects and activities, suggests core homework assignments, and furnishes guided discussion questions. This resource serves to bridge the gap between traditional pedagogy and a reform approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534386313
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alice Kaseberg combines 30 years of secondary school and community college teaching experience with an avid mathematical curiosity, constantly seeking to answer the commonly asked question, "What is mathematics good for?" Her BA in Business Administration, MA in Mathematics, and MS in Engineering Science reflect her keen interest in academics and mathematics applications. She began her career as a teacher in Australia. Then, as a junior high teacher, she class-tested materials from the Mathematics Resource Project, Lane County Math Project, School Mathematics Project (of Great Britain), and Bob Wirtz's Drill and Practice at the Problem Solving Level. Her mentors were early advocates of the discovery approach, laboratory activities, and membership/involvement in professional organizations. Kaseberg has always reached out to mathematics students in a variety of situations. She was a high school teacher for the hearing impaired, where she taught contrasting classes such as Advanced Placement Calculus and remedial mathematics. Always eager to take on new projects, she organized weekly problem-solving activities for the entire department. As a community college teacher (15 years), she has taught a range of courses from Beginning Algebra through Calculus, as well as Strength of Materials and Statics in Engineering. While on sabbatical from teaching, she worked 15 months for the EQUALS Project, Berkeley, CA, writing Odds-on-You and coauthoring the EQUALS Handbook. In addition to her teaching at the school and community college level, she has developed and presented numerous workshops on mathematics applications, content strategies, problem solving, art and math, and teaching strategies. Groupwork and intense participation by attendees characterize her workshops and her classroom. Her goal in writing textbooks is to help students succeed in mathematics, learn how to learn, and become actively aware of the mathematics in their daily lives.

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