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Intermediate Algebra

Author: John Redden
Subject: Mathematics
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Saylor Foundation
ISBN: 9781453347485
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It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra/ in particular/ cannot be overstated/ as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally/ the study of algebra is separated into a two parts/ Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden/ Intermediate Algebra/ is the second part. Written in a clear and concise manner/ it carefully builds on the basics learned in Elementary Algebra and introduces the more advanced topics required for further study in applications found in most disciplines. Used as a standalone textbook/ Intermediate Algebra offers plenty of review as well as something new to engage the student in each chapter. Written as a blend of the traditional and graphical approaches to the subject/ this textbook introduces functions early and stresses the geometry behind the algebra. While CAS independent/ a standard scientific calculator will be required and further research using technology is encouraged. Intermediate Algebra is written from the ground up in an open and modular format/ allowing the instructor to modify it and leverage their individual expertise as a means to maximize the student experience and success. A more modernized element/ embedded video examples/ are present/ but the importance of practice with pencil and paper is consistently stressed. Therefore/ this text respects the traditional approaches to algebra pedagogy while enhancing it with the technology available today. The importance of Algebra cannot be overstated; it is the basis for all mathematical modeling used in all disciplines. After completing a course sequence based on Elementary and Intermediate Algebra/ students will be on firm footing for success in higher-level studies at the college level.

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