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Other titles in the MartinGay Developmental Algebra Series series:Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (MartinGay Developmental Algebra Series)by Elayn Martin Gay
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:KEY MESSAGE: Elayn MartinGay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. MartinGay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires her constant pedagogical innovations, and contributes to the popularity and effectiveness of her video resources. This revision of MartinGay's algebra series continues her focus on students and what they need to be successful. MartinGay also strives to provide the highest level of instructor and adjunct support.
KEY TOPICS: Review of Real Numbers; Equations and Problem Solving; Graphing; Systems of Linear Equations; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions; More on Functions and Graphs; Inequalities and Absolute Value; Radicals, Rational Exponents, and Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
MARKET: for all readers interested in algebra. About the AuthorAn awardwinning instructor and bestselling author, Elayn MartinGay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.
Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students in their quest for success. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation material for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in the MartinGay series. Elayn also originated the Chapter Test Prep Video to help students as they prepare for a test–their most “teachable moment!”
Elayn’s experience has made her aware of how busy instructors are and what a difference quality support makes. For this reason, she created the InstructortoInstructor video series. These videos provide instructors with suggestions for presenting specific math topics and concepts in basic mathematics, Prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra. Seasoned instructors can use them as a source for alternate approaches in the classroom. New or adjunct faculty may find the CDs useful for review.
Her textbooks and acclaimed video program support Elayn's passion of helping every student to succeed. Table of Contents1. Review of Real Numbers 1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics 1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers 1.3 Fractions 1.4 Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations 1.5 Adding Real Numbers 1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers Integrated Review  Operations on Real Numbers 1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 1.8 Properties of Real Numbers
2. Equations and Problem Solving 2.1 Simplifying Expressions 2.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality 2.3 Solving Linear Equations Integrated Review  Solving Linear Equations 2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving 2.5 Formulas and Problem Solving 2.6 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving 2.7 Further Problem Solving 2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities
3. Graphing 3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations 3.3 Intercepts 3.4 Slope and Rate of Change Integrated Review  Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations 3.5 The SlopeIntercept Form 3.6 The PointSlope Form 3.7 Functions
4. Systems of Linear Equations 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition Integrated Review  Solving Systems of Equations 4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 4.5 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
5. Exponents and Polynomials 5.1 Exponents 5.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials 5.4 Special Products Integrated Review  Exponents and Operations on Polynomials 5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.6 Dividing Polynomials 5.7 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
6. Factoring Polynomials 6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping 6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2} + bx + c 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c and Perfect Square Trinomials 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c by Grouping 6.5 Factoring Binomials Integrated ReviewChoosing a Factoring Strategy 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 6.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
7. Rational Expressions 7.1 Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators 7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions Integrated ReviewSummary on Rational Expressions 7.6 Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations 7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions
8. More on Functions and Graphs 8.1 Graphing and Writing Linear Functions 8.2 Graphing Nonlinear Functions Integrated Review  Summary on Functions and Equations of Lines 8.3 Graphing PiecewiseDefined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions 8.4 Variation and Problem Solving
9. Inequalities and Absolute Value 9.1 Compound Inequalities 9.2 Absolute Value Equations 9.3 Absolute Value Inequalities Integrated Review  Solving Compound Inequalities and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 9.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Linear Inequalities
10. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers 10.1 Radicals and Radical Functions 10.2 Rational Exponents 10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions 10.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions 10.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions Integrated Review  Radicals and Rational Exponents 10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving 10.7 Complex Numbers
11. Quadratic Equations and Functions 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula 11.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods Integrated ReviewSummary on Solving Quadratic Equations 11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable 11.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs 11.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 12.1 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions 12.2 Inverse Functions 12.3 Exponential Functions 12.4 Logarithmic Functions 12.5 Properties of Logarithms Integrated Review  Functions and Properties of Logarithms 12.6 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base 12.7 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications
13. Conic Sections 13.1 The Parabola and the Circle 13.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola Integrated Review  Graphing Conic Sections 13.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations 13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem 14.1 Sequences 14.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences 14.3 Series Integrated Review  Sequences and Series 14.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences 14.5 The Binomial Theorem
Appendices A. The Bigger Picture/Practice Final Exams B. Operations on Decimals/ Percent, Decimal, and Fraction Table C. Review of Algebra Topics C1 Equations (Linear and Quadratic Solved by Factoring) C2 Problem Solving C3 Graphing C4 Polynomials and Factoring C5 Rational Expressions D. An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility E. Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices F. Solving Systems of Equations by Determinants G. Mean, Median, and Mode H. Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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