Algebra with Models: A Guided Inquiry Approach (Paperback)

Algebra with Models: A Guided Inquiry Approach By Karen Santoro, Marian Anton Cover Image
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In this succinct but well-balanced textbook, the authors are rethinking the content and the method of teaching intermediate algebra to college students. It provides readers with experience in recognizing and using mathematics in real-life situations to prepare them for applicative courses at the undergraduate level. The material is clear and flows nicely from variables to linear to exponential to quadratic functions. Its color-augmented presentation is visually pleasing, uncluttered, and inviting. Examples, problems, and exercises are designed to help students connect real life situations with abstract representations as well as to make connections among the mathematical concepts. To further facilitate content retention, an intuitive feel is given through consistent use of the symbiosis between algebra and geometry. The concepts are well grounded in a student-friendly narrative mode of mathematical exploration that preserves the integrity of the mathematics without drowning the readers in jargon or unnecessary detail. The authors give detailed directions for class activities, making the book an excellent teaching tool for both beginning and experienced teachers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781545176719
ISBN-10: 154517671X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 11th, 2017
Pages: 172
Language: English