BEGINNING ALGEBRA employs a proven, threestep problemsolving approach—learn a skill, use the skill to solve equations, and then use the equations to solve application problems—to keep students focused on building skills and reinforcing them through practice
This simple and straightforward approach, in an easytoread format, has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problemsolving skills. The carefully structured pedagogy includes learning objectives, detailed examples to develop concepts, practice exercises, an extensive selection of problemset exercises, and wellorganized endofchapter reviews and assessments. Additionally, the clean and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad array of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. Also, as recommended by the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges, many basic geometric concepts are integrated in the book's problemsolving sets. The text's resource package—anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool—saves instructors time while also providing additional help and skillbuilding practice for students outside of class.
