- series
- Pearson
- author
- Elayn Martin-Gay
- publisher
- Pearson
- cover
- Softcover
- edition
- 1
- language
- English
- total pages
- 1152
- pub.-date
- November 2011
- ISBN13
- 9780321726391
- ISBN
- 0321726391
- Related Titles

ISBN | product | product | price CHF | Available | |
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Algebra:A Combined Approach |
9780321726391 Algebra:A Combined Approach |
206.40 | approx. 7-9 days |

Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. **Algebra: A Combined Approach****, Fourth Edition** was written to provide students with a solid foundation in algebra and help them effectively transition to their next mathematics course. The new edition offers new resources like the **Student Organizer** and now includes **Student Resources** in the back of the book to help students on their quest for success.

**Martin-Gay's emphasis on Study Skills**ensures that students make the most of their valuable study time in order to help them succeed in this course.**Study Skills Builders**give students tips and suggestions on making the most out of their valuable time, and cover all aspects of the learning process, from class notes to homework. Assignable exercises ensure that students are reading and retaining the information, and are now organized by topic in the Student Resources section in the back of the text.**Section 1.1, Tips for Success in Mathematics**, provides students with an overview of how to be successful in a mathematics course. This section has been revised to include helpful hints specific to doing homework online with MyMathLab® and MathXL®.

**NEW! Student Resources,**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.**Study Skills Builders**give students tips and suggestions on making the most out of their valuable time, and cover all aspects of the learning process, from class notes to homework.- The
**Bigger Picture-Study Guide Outline**covers key concepts of the course- operations on sets of numbers and solving equations-to help students transition from thinking section-by-section to thinking about how the material they are learning fits into mathematics as a whole. This outline provides a model for students on how to organize and develop their own study guide. - The
**Practice Final Exam**helps students prepare for the end-of-the-course exam. Students can also watch Elayn Martin-Gay work through the step-by-step solutions to all the Practice Final Exam exercises on the new Interactive DVD Lecture Series and in MyMathLab. **Answers to Selected Exercises**allow students to check their answers for all odd-numbered section exercises.

**Martin-Gay's video program**provides students with active learning at their own pace. All of the videos are presented by Elayn Martin-Gay to ensure 100% consistency with the text, and are available with optional subtitles in both English and Spanish. The new**Interactive DVD Lecture Series**offers a new, easy-to-use navigation menu that helps students quickly find and focus on the examples and exercises that they need. Students will find the following resources on the DVD and in MyMathLab:**A complete lecture for each section of the text**highlights key examples and exercises from the text. New “pop-ups” reinforce key terms, definitions, and concepts while Martin-Gay presents the material.**Interactive Concept Check**exercises measure students' understanding of key concepts and common trouble spots. After a student selects an answer from several multiple choice options, Martin-Gay explains why the answer was correct or incorrect.**Study Skill Builder videos**reinforce the study skills-related skills and concepts found in Section 1.1, Tips for Success in Mathematics, and in the Study Skills Builder exercises found in the Student Resources section of the text.**Complete solutions**on video for all exercises from the Practice Final Exam (located in the Student Resources section of the text) help students prepare for the real thing.**Chapter Test Prep Videos**that help students during their most teachable moment-when they are preparing for a test. This Martin-Gay innovation provides step-by-step solutions for the exercises found in each Chapter Test. These videos are also available on YouTube™ and in MyMathLab.

**NEW!**The**Student Organizer**is designed to help students develop the study habits they need to be successful. This Organizer guides students through the three main components of studying effectively-note-taking, practice, and homework-and helps them develop the habits that will enable them to succeed in future courses. The Student Organizer can be packaged with the text in loose-leaf, notebook-ready format and is also available for download in MyMathLab.- Martin-Gay's
**well-crafted exercise sets**have been carefully updated with this revision. Several special types of exercises throughout the text give students the practice they need.**NEW! Guided application exercises**appear in many sections throughout the text, beginning with section 2.4. These applications prompt students on how to set up the problem and get started with the solution process. These guided exercises will help students prepare to solve application exercises on their own.**Mixed Practice exercises**require students to determine the problem types and the strategies needed to solve them. In doing so, students need to think about the correct problem solving methodology, just as they would need to do on a test.**Concept Extension****exercises**require students to combine several skills and concepts to solve a problem.

**End-of-Chapter material**offers students a wealth of review- and retention-oriented material to reinforce the concepts presented in current and previous chapters.**Chapter Highlights**contain key definitions and concepts with examples to help students understand and retain what they have learned, while also helping them to organize their notes and prepare for tests.- The
**Chapter Review**offers exercises keyed to every section in the chapter, as well as**Mixed Review**exercises that combine objectives from various sections. - The
**Chapter Test**includes exercises that expose common student errors. Students can watch Elayn Martin-Gay work through the step-by-step solutions to all Chapter Test exercises on the**Chapter Test Prep Video****s**. These videos are available on the Interactive DVD Lecture Series, in MyMathLab, and on YouTube™. **Cumulative Review**exercises follow every chapter in the text except for Chapter 1.

**A variety of instructor support materials**helps new or adjunct instructors make the most of their class preparation time.**Instructor-to-instructor**videos offer tips, hints, and suggestions for engaging students and presenting key topics.- The
**Annotated Instructor's Edition**provides helpful Teaching Tips at key points throughout the text. It also contains answers to all exercises printed on the same page. **Mini-Lectures**in the Instructor's Resource Manual provide a complete outline for every section of the text.

**New & Updated Features**

**Student Resources,**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.**Study Skills Builders**give students tips and suggestions on making the most out of their valuable time, and cover all aspects of the learning process, from class notes to homework.- The
**Bigger Picture-Study Guide Outline**covers key concepts of the course-simplifying expressions and solving equations and inequalities-to help students transition from thinking section-by-section to thinking about how the material they are learning fits into mathematics as a whole. This outline provides a model for students on how to organize and develop their own study guide. - The
**Practice Final Exam**helps students prepare for the end-of-the-course exam. Students can also watch Elayn Martin-Gay work through the step-by-step solutions to all the Practice Final Exam exercises on the new Interactive DVD Lecture Series and in MyMathLab. **Answers to Selected Exercises**allow students to check their answers for all odd-numbered section exercises.

**Guided application exercises**appear in many sections throughout the text, beginning in section 2.4. These applications prompt students on how to set up the problem and get started with the solution process. These guided exercises will help students prepare to solve application exercises on their own.

**New Student and Instructor Resources**

- The new
**Interactive DVD Lecture Series**offers a new, easy-to-use navigation menu that helps students quickly find and focus on the examples and exercises that they need to review. Optional subtitles in English and Spanish are available. Students will find the following resources on the DVD and in MyMathLab:**A complete lecture for each section of the text**highlights key examples and exercises from the text. New “pop-ups” reinforce key terms, definitions, and concepts while Elayn presents the material.**Interactive Concept Check**exercises measure students' understanding of key concepts and common trouble spots. After a student selects an answer from several multiple choice options, Martin-Gay explains why the answer was correct or incorrect.**Study Skill Builder videos**reinforce the study skills-related skills and concepts found in Section 1.1, Tips for Success in Mathematics, and in the Study Skills Builder exercises found in the Student Resources section of the text.**Complete solutions**on video for all exercises from the Practice Final Exam (located in the Student Resources section of the text) help students prepare for the real thing.**The Chapter Test Prep Videos**help students during their most teachable moment-when they are preparing for a test. This Martin-Gay innovation provides step-by-step solutions for the exercises found in each Chapter Test. These videos are also available on YouTube™ and in MyMathLab.

- The
**Student Organizer**is designed to help students develop the study habits they need to be successful. This Organizer guides students through the three main components of studying effectively-note-taking, practice, and homework-and helps them develop the habits that will enable them to succeed in future courses. The Student Organizer can be packaged with the text in loose-leaf, notebook-ready format and is also available for download in MyMathLab. **MyMathLab enhancements**for Martin-Gay include the following:**Increased exercise coverage**gives students more practice exercises than ever before.- Premade
**Homework Assignments**are available for each section of the text. In addition to the section-level premade assignments, the Martin-Gay MyMathLab courses will also include**premade chapter review assignments**for each chapter and a**premade practice final exam.** **Readiness check questions**for each section check that students are reading and understanding the text.- The new
**Guided Application**exercises are also available. **Translating Word Problems Animations**help students practice the translation step of solving word problems.**An Interactive English/Spanish glossary**offers definitions of important mathematical terms in both English and Spanish.

**Chapter R: Prealgebra Review **

R.1 Factors and the Least Common Multiple

R.2 Fractions

R.3 Decimals and Percents

**Chapter 1: Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra **

1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics

1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions

1.4 Adding Real Number

1.5 Subtracting Real Numbers

*Integrated Review *

1.6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.7 Properties of Real Numbers

1.8 Simplifying Expressions

**Chapter 2: Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving **

2.1 The Addition Property of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.3 Further Solving Linear Equations

*Integrated Review *

2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving

2.5 Formulas and Problem Solving

2.6 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving

2.7 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving

**Chapter 3: Graphing Equations and Inequalities **

3.1 Reading Graphs and The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 Graphing Linear Equations

3.3 Intercepts

3.4 Slope and Rate of Change

*Integrated Review *

3.5 Equations of Lines

3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables ** **

**Chapter 4: Systems of Equations**

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition

*Integrated Review *

4.4 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

**Chapter 5: Exponents and Polynomials **

5.1 Exponents

5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.3 Introduction to Polynomials

5.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.5 Multiplying Polynomials

5.6 Special Products

*Integrated Review *

5.7 Dividing Polynomials

**Chapter 6: Factoring Polynomials **

6.1 The Greatest Common Factor

6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form *x*2 + *bx* + *c*

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form *ax*2 + *bx* + *c*

6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form *ax*2 + *bx* + *c* by coupling

6.5 Factoring by Special Products

*Integrated Review *

6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

6.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

** **

** ****Chapter 7: Rational Expressions **

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same

Denominator and Least Common Denominator

7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators

7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions

*Integrated Review *

7.6 Proportions and Problem Solving with Rational Equations

7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions

**Chapter 8: Graphs and Functions **

8.1 Review of Equations of Lines and Writing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

8.2 Introduction to Functions

8.3 Polynomial and Rational Functions

*Integrated Review *

8.4 Interval Notation, Finding Domains and Ranges from

Graphs and Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions

8.5 Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions

**Chapter 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities and Variation**

9.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables and Problem Solving

9.2 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

*Integrated Review*

9.3 Systems of Linear Inequalities

Variation and Problem Solving

**Chapter 10: Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers **

10.1 Radical Expressions and Radical Functions

10.2 Rational Exponents

10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

10.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions

10.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions

*Integrated Review*

10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving

10.7 Complex Numbers

**Chapter 11: Quadratic Equations and Functions**

11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula

11.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods *Integrated Review *

11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable

11.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

11.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions

**Chapter 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions **

12.1 The Algebra of Functions

12.2 Inverse Functions

12.3 Exponential Functions

12.4 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions

12.5 Logarithmic Functions

*Integrated Review *

12.6 Properties of Logarithms

12.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base

12.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving

**Chapter 13: Conic Sections **

13.1 The Parabola and the Circle

13.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola

*Integrated Review *

13.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations

13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

**Appendices**

A Transition Review: Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring Strategies

B. Transition Review: Solving Linear and Quadratic Equations

C. Sets and Compound Inequalities

D. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

E. Determinants and Cramer's Rule

F. Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles

G. Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions

H. An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility

**Student Resources**

Study Skills Builders

Bigger Picture Study Guide Outline

Practice Final Exam

Answers to Selected Exercises

**Elayn Martin-Gay** has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.

Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn Martin-Gay developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation materials for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in her series. She has also created **Chapter Test Prep Videos** to help students during their most “teachable moment”—as they prepare for a test—along with **Instructor-to-Instructor** videos that provide teaching tips, hints, and suggestions for every developmental mathematics course, including basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra.

Elayn is the author of 12 published textbooks and numerous multimedia interactive products, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses. She has participated as an author across a broad range of educational materials: textbooks, videos, tutorial software, and courseware. This offers an opportunity for multiple combinations for an integrated teaching and learning package, offering great consistency for the student.