Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 6th Edition, Gustafson

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra: An Integrated Approach 6th Edition PDF Download Ebook. R. David Gustafson, Rosemary Karr and Marilyn Massey offer exciting and innovative revision that takes an already successful text and makes it more compelling for today's instructor and student. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with a new interior design and other pedagogical features that make the text both easier to read and easier to use.

Known for its clear writing and an engaging, accessible approach that makes algebra relevant, this book helps students to develop problem-solving skills and strategies that they can use in their everyday lives. The new edition welcomes two new co-authors Rosemary Karr and Marilyn Massey who along with David Gustafson have developed a learning plan to help students succeed in Beginning Algebra and transition to the next level in their coursework.

The authors have developed an acute awareness of students' approach to homework and present a learning plan keyed to new Learning Objectives and supported by a comprehensive range of exercise sets that reinforces the material that students have learned setting the stage for their success.

Detailed step-by-step examples provide guidance for students. Classroom Examples, paired with each example in the text, are available in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition for additional instructor support. Concept Checks throughout the text allow students to gauge their grasp of an idea as it is presented in the text. By stressing conceptual understanding at point-of-use, the Concept Checks help prevent misconceived notions for important topics.

All exercise sets have been carefully updated with this revision. Several special types of exercises throughout the text give students the practice they need: new Vocabulary, Readiness and Video Checks (see New-to-Edition section for more information); Guided Applications (see New-to-Edition section for more information); Mixed Practice; Concept Extension; and more!

Martin-Gay’s presentation of Study Skills ensures that students make the most of their valuable study time in order to help them succeed in this course. In-text study skills resources include Section 1.1, Tips for Success in Mathematics and the new Student Resources section located in the back of the book. End-of-chapter material offers students a wealth of review- and retention-oriented material to reinforce the concepts presented in current and previous chapters.

Guided application exercises offer prompts for setting up the problem and getting started with the solution process. These guided exercises help students prepare to solve application exercises on their own, and appear in a number of places throughout the text. The Student Resources section, located in the back of the text, gives students a variety of tools that are conveniently located in one place to help them achieve success in math.

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