Discovering Algebra

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Donna Marie Pirich / Patricia A. Bigliani  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
195
Pub.-date
September 1997
ISBN13
9780136492030
ISBN
0136492037
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Description

Appropriate for various levels of college algebra courses.

Designed to incorporate the power of a graphing calculator into the classroom, Discovering Algebra presents step-by-step keystroke instruction in a convenient, easy to follow format. This manual is intended as a supplement to any standard algebra text and provides beginners with the tools necessary to succeed in algebra without anxiety.

Features

  • No prior knowledge of the graphing calculator is required.
  • Each lab or topic is complete with motivational exposition, examples, keystrokes, screen displays, and exercises.
  • The lab assignments encourage students, individually or in groups, to make mathematical connections and gain confidence as they progress.
  • Provides material for a standard fifteen week course.

Table of Contents



Preface.


Problem Solving with Technology: 10 Helpful Suggestions.


Laboratory 1: Basic Concepts and Introduction to Graphing Calculators.


Laboratory 2: Solution of Linear Equations.


Laboratory 3: Solution of Linear Inequalities.


Laboratory 4: Introduction to Graphing: The Equation of a Line.


Laboratory 5: Data Analysis and Statistical Approach to the Equation of a Line.


Laboratory 6: Systems of Linear Equations.


Laboratory 7: Advanced Graphing Techniques: The Quadratic Equation.


Laboratory 8: Functions.


Laboratory 9: Polynomials.


Laboratory 10: Rational Expressions.


Laboratory 11: Rational Equations.


Laboratory 12: Radicals and Exponents.


Laboratory 13: Inverse Functions.


Laboratory 14: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.


Laboratory 15: Conic Sections.