Beginning Algebra: A Guided Approach, 10th Edition
- Rosemary Karr
- Marilyn Massey
- R. David Gustafson
- ISBN-10: 1435462475
- ISBN-13: 9781435462472
- 704 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
The new edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA is an exciting and innovative revision that takes an already successful text and makes it more compelling for today's instructor and student. The authors have developed a learning plan to help students succeed in Beginning Algebra and transition to the next level in their coursework. Based on their years of experience in developmental education, the accessible approach builds upon the book's known clear writing and engaging style which teaches students to develop problem-solving skills and strategies that they can use in their everyday lives. The authors have developed an acute awareness of students' approach to homework and present a learning plan keyed to Learning Objectives and supported by a comprehensive range of exercise sets that reinforces the material that students have learned setting the stage for their success.
"The text definitely encourages a student to interact with it. By keying exercises to examples and objectives, it makes it easy for students to refer back." - Kelly Jackson, Camden County College
— Kelly Jackson
1. REAL NUMBERS AND THEIR BASIC PROPERTIES.
Reach for Success. Real Numbers and Their Graphs. Fractions. Exponents and Order of Operations. Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers. Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers. Algebraic Expressions. Properties of Real Numbers. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test.
2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.
Reach for Success. Solving Basic Linear Equations in One Variable. Solving More Linear Equations in One Variable. Simplifying Expressions to Solve Linear Equations in One Variable. Formulas. Introduction to Problem Solving. Motion and Motion Applications. Solving Linear Equations in One Variable. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-2.
3. GRAPHS; EQUATIONS OF LINES; FUNCTIONS; VARIATION.
Reach for Success. The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphs of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Slope of a Line. Point-Slope Form. Slope-Intercept Form. Functions. Variation. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test.
Reach for Success. Natural-Number Exponents. Zero and Negative-Integer Exponents. Scientific Notation. Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Dividing Polynomials by Monomials. Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-4.
5. FACTORING POLYNOMIALS.
Reach for Success. Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping. Factoring the Difference of Two Squares. Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficients of 1. Factoring Trinomials with a Leading Coefficient Other Than 1. Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes. Summary of Factoring Techniques. Solving Equations by Factoring. Solving Applications. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test.
6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS; RATIO AND PROPORTION.
Reach for Success. Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Simplifying Complex Fractions. Solving Equations That Contain Rational Expressions. Solving Applications of Equations That Contain Rational Expressions. Ratios. Proportions and Similar Triangles. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-6.
7. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES.
Reach for Success. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination (Addition). Solving Applications of Systems of Linear Equations. Solving systems of Linear Inequalities. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test.
8. ROOTS, RADICAL EXPRESSIONS, AND RADICAL EQUATIONS.
Reach for Success. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables. Simplifying Radical Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions. 8.6 Solving Equations Containing Radicals; the Distance Formula. Rational Exponents. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-8.
9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS, QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS, AND COMPLEX NUMBERS.
Reach for Success. Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Property. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Functions. Complex Numbers. Projects. Reach for Success Extension. Chapter Review. Chapter Test. Glossary.
APPENDIX 1 PERMUTATIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND PROBABILITY.
APPENDIX 2 MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS.
APPENDIX 3 SAMPLE FINAL EXAMINATION.
APPENDIX 4 TABLE OF POWERS AND ROOTS.
APPENDIX 5 ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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