Explorations in College Algebra

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Wiley, Nov 10, 2000 - Mathematics - 624 pages
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This work and its accompanying ancillaries are designed to make algebra interesting and relevant to the student. The text adopts a problem-solving approach, where abstract ideas are motivated by real world problems. The problems lie on a continuum from practicing algebraic skills to open ended, non-routine questions. The focus is shifted from learning a set of discrete mathematical rules to exploring how algebra is used in the social, physical, and life sciences. The aim of this work is to adequately prepare students for future advanced mathematics or other quantitative-based courses. Equally important, students will hopefully come to appreciate and use the power of algebra in answering questions about the world around us.

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Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston.

Judy was raised as a country girl outside of Brookville, Pennsylvania and had "many wild critters and Wiggles and Button type friends" while growing up. She enjoys crafts, animals, nature and skydiving. Judy is a former EMT and Senior Care Specialist. Ken was born and raised just minutes from NYC in northern New Jersey. A former veteran, Good Humor Man, long-haul trucker and minister, Ken currently drives a school bus after serving 32 months in Iraq as a civilian contractor in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoys gardening, landscaping and motorcycling. Judy and Ken reside on three shady acres in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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