- Series
- Pearson
- Author
- John Jr Tobey / Jeffrey Slater / Jamie Blair / Jennifer Crawford
- Publisher
- Pearson
- Cover
- Softcover
- Edition
- 8
- Language
- English
- Total pages
- 702
- Pub.-date
- August 2013
- ISBN13
- 9781292023892
- ISBN
- 1292023899
- Related Titles

ISBN | Product | Product | Price CHF | Available | |
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Beginning Algebra |
9781292023892 Beginning Algebra |
74.20 | approx. 7-9 days |

The **Tobey/Slater/Blair/Crawford series** builds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical “building block” organization makes it easy for students to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. Students will find many opportunities to check and reinforce their understanding of concepts throughout the text and its MyMathLab course. With this revision, the author team has added a new Math Coach feature that provides students with an office hour experience by helping them to avoid commonly made mistakes. With Tobey/Slater/Blair/Crawford, students have a tutor, a study companion, and now a coach, with them every step of the way.

Students will find many opportunities to check and reinforce their understanding of concepts throughout each chapter:

**Student Practice**problems are paired with every example in the text. The full solutions to each practice problem are located in the back of the text, allowing students to check their work as they go.- The “
**How Am I Doing?**” mid-chapter review exercises let students pause at a critical juncture to make sure they are "getting it." **End-of-Section Exercises**progress from basic to challenging, and each exercise set includes Verbal and Writing Skills, and Mixed Practice exercises.- A
**Quick Quiz**at the end of each exercise set contains three problems that cover the essential content of that section. This simple assessment tool measures whether students know when they are ready for new material, and when they need further review.- A
**Concept Check**question at the end of each Quick Quiz asks students to explain how and why a method works in their own words, forcing students to analyze problems and reflect on the mathematical concepts. **Classroom Quizzes**in the Annotated Instructor's Edition parallel every Quick Quiz, which allows instructors to quickly assess the understanding of the class at any point in the chapter.

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**End-of-Chapter Material**provides several opportunities for review and reinforcement of key concepts:

**Updated! Chapter Organizers**summarize the chapter topics, procedures, and corresponding examples all in one place to simplify chapter review. A ”You Try It” column has been added to Chapter Organizers to provide another opportunity for practice!**NEW! Assessment Check**boxes on the “**How Am I Doing?”****Chapter Test**encourage students to check their work. If students need extra help on any test problems, they can watch the**Chapter Test Prep Videos**, where all test solutions are worked out on video.

**NEW! The Math Coach**follows every chapter test and provides helpful hints and coaching on the most difficult concepts and exercise types in that particular chapter. Examples similar to the Math Coach problems have been noted throughout the chapter with side-by-side examples and practice problems that encourage students to try the practice problem on the spot. Students can have an office hour with the authors when they watch the authors solve these key problem types on the New**Math Coach Videos.**

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**Chapter Test Prep**and**Math Coach Videos**are available in MyMathLab and on YouTube.

**Use Math to Save Money**features practical, realistic examples in every chapter of how students can use math to cut costs and spend less. Topics have been updated based on a student survey of more than 1,000 developmental math colleges.

**New and Updated Features**

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**end-of-chapter material**has been further enhanced to provide more opportunities for review and reinforcement of key concepts:**Updated! Chapter Organizers**summarize the chapter topics, procedures, and corresponding examples all in one place to simplify chapter review. A “You Try It” column has been added to Chapter Organizers to provide another opportunity for practice!**NEW! Assessment Check**boxes on the “**How Am I Doing?”****Chapter Test**encourage students to check their work. If students need extra help on any test problems, they can also watch the**Chapter Test Prep Videos**, where all test solutions are worked out on video.**NEW! The Math Coach**follows every chapter test and provides helpful hints and coaching on the most difficult concepts and exercise types in that particular chapter. Examples similar to the Math Coach problems have been noted throughout the chapter with side-by-side examples and practice problems that encourage students to try the practice problem on the spot. Students can have an office hour with the authors when they watch the authors solve these key problem types on the New**Math Coach Videos.**

**Use Math to Save Money**features practical, realistic examples in every chapter of how students can use math to cut costs and spend less. The topics discussed in Use Math to Save Money have been updated based on a student survey of more than 1,000 developmental math college students.**Steps to Success**(formerly called “Develop Your Study Skills”) has been updated and expanded to provide students with more guided techniques for improving their study skills and succeeding in math.

**New Instructor and Student Resources**

**Worksheets with the Math Coach**tie the complete learning package together, providing extra vocabulary and practice exercises for every section of the text. Every chapter also includes the Math Coach Problems from the book and videos so students can follow along, and have plenty of space to show their work.- The
**Lectures Series on DVD****featuring Math Coach and Chapter Test Prep Videos**has been completely revised to provide students with extra help for each section of the textbook. The videos include: **A new interface allows easy navigation**to objectives and key examples and exercises.- The new
**Math Coach Videos**give students an office hour with the authors! In these videos, the authors expand upon the end-of-chapter Math Coach materials that are in the text and coach students on how to avoid commonly made mistakes. **Chapter Test Prep Videos**provide step-by-step video solutions to every problem in each “How Am I Doing?” Chapter Test in the textbook.- Chapter Test Prep Videos and Math Coach Videos are available in MyMathLab and on
**YouTube**™.

**New to MyMathLab**

**Two MyMathLab course options** are now available: a standard course and a Ready to Go course.

**Standard MyMathLab**courses allow instructors to build their course their way, offering maximum flexibility and complete control over all aspects of assignment creation.- The new
**Ready to Go**courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier.

**Both course options** feature the following items:

- Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course)
**section-level homework assignments**. - Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course)
**“How Am I Doing?” mid-chapter review homework**that lets students pause at critical junctures to make sure they are “getting it.” - Pre-made
**chapter review quizzes**that are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results. - A Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go Course)
**pre- and post- test**for every chapter. **A new Stepped-Out****Concept Check Questions exercise style that**guides students through solutions, helping them understand not only the steps involved, but the reasoning behind them.- Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course)
**Math Coach Homework for every chapter that uses the stepped-out concept check approach to coach**students before the test to the areas where mistakes are most commonly made and show them how to avoid these pitfalls. **Use Math to Save Money Animations**are assignable and offer an interactive way for students to use the math they are learning to cut costs and spend less.- All videos from the
**Lecture Series on DVD with Math Coach and Chapter Test Prep Videos**.

**Content Updates**

- The presentation of topics in Chapter 0 has been refined with new Section 0.5: Percents, Rounding, and Estimating.
- The presentation of topics in Chapter 2 has been refined with new Section 2.6: Solving Inequalities in One Variable.
- Updates to Chapter 7 include the introduction of a new Graphing Organizer. This organizer summarizes the graphing methods presented in the chapter and notes the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Preface

Diagnostic Pretest

**0. A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills**

0.1 Simplifying Fractions

0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

0.4 Using Decimals

How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1—0.4

0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating

0.6 Using the Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving

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Chapter 0 Organizer

Chapter 0 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test

Math Coach

**1. Real Numbers and Variables**

1.1 Adding Real Numbers

1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.4 Exponents

1.5 The Order of Operations

How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1—1.5

1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions

1.7 Combining Like Terms

1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas

1.9 Grouping Symbols

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Chapter 1 Organizer

Chapter 1 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test

Math Coach

**2. Equations and Inequalities**

2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality

2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together

2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions

How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1—2.4

2.5 Formulas

2.6 Solving Inequalities in One Variable

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Chapter 2 Organizer

Chapter 2 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test

Math Coach

**3. Solving Applied Problems**

3.1 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions

3.2 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems

3.3 Solving Word Problems: Comparisons

How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1—3.3

3.4 Solving Word Problems: The Value of Money and Percents

3.5 Solving Word Problems Using Geometric Formulas

3.6 Using Inequalities to Solve Word Problems

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Chapter 3 Organizer

Chapter 3 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test

Math Coach

Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—3

**4. Exponents and Polynomials**

4.1 The Rules of Exponents

4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

4.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations

How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1—4.3

4.4 Multiplying Polynomials

4.5 Multiplication: Special Cases

4.6 Dividing Polynomials

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Chapter 4 Organizer

Chapter 4 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test

Math Coach

**5. Factoring**

5.1 Removing a Common Factor

5.2 Factoring by Grouping

5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form *x*^{2} + *bx* + *c*

5.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form *ax*^{2} + *bx* + *c*

How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1—5.4

5.5 Special Cases of Factoring

5.6 A Brief Review of Factoring

5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

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Chapter 5 Organizer

Chapter 5 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test

Math Coach

**6. Rational Expressions and Equations**

6.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

6.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

6.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1—6.3

6.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions

6.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions

6.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems

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Chapter 6 Organizer

Chapter 6 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test

Math Coach

Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—6

**7. Graphing and Functions**

7.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

7.2 Graphing Linear Equations

7.3 The Slope of a Line

How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1—7.3

7.4 Writing the Equation of a Line

7.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

7.6 Functions

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Chapter 7 Organizer

Chapter 7 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test

Math Coach

**8. Systems of Equations**

8.1 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by Graphing

8.2 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Substitution Method

8.3 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Addition Method

How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1—8.3

8.4 Review of Methods for Solving Systems of Equations

8.5 Solving Word Problems Using Systems of Equations

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Chapter 8 Organizer

Chapter 8 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test

Math Coach

**9. Radicals**

9.1 Square Roots

9.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions

9.3 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

9.4 Multiplying Radical Expressions

How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1—9.4

9.5 Dividing Radical Expressions

9.6 The Pythagorean Theorem and Radical Equations

9.7 Word Problems Involving Radicals: Direct and Inverse Variation

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Chapter 9 Organizer

Chapter 9 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test

Math Coach

**10. Quadratic Equations**

10.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations

10.2 Using the Square Root Property and Completing the Square to Find Solutions

10.3 Using the Quadratic Formula to Find Solutions

How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1—10.3

10.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations

10.5 Formulas and Applied Problems

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Chapter 10 Organizer

Chapter 10 Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test

Math Coach

Practice Final Examination

Solutions to Practice Problems

Answers to Selected Exercises

Glossary

Subject Index

Photo Credits

Index of Applications (Available in MyMathLab)