Loose Leaf Version for Intermediate Algebra by Sherri MessersmithLoose Leaf Version for Intermediate Algebra by Sherri Messersmith

Loose Leaf Version for Intermediate Algebra

bySherri Messersmith

Loose Leaf | February 22, 2011

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Intermediate Algebra, 1e, authored by Sherri Messersmith presents content in bite-size pieces, focusing not only on learning mathematical concepts, but also explaining the why behind those concepts. For students, learning mathematics is not just about the memorization of concepts and formulas, but it is also about the journey of learning how to problem solve. By breaking the sections down into manageable chunks, the author has identified the core places where students traditionally struggle, and then assists them in understanding that material to be successful moving forward. Proven pedagogical features, such as You Try problems after each example, reinforce a student’s mastery of a concept. While teaching in the classroom, Messersmith has created worksheets for each section that fall into three categories: review worksheets/basic skills, worksheets to teach new content, and worksheets to reinforce/pull together different concepts. These worksheets are a great way to both enhance instruction and to give the students more tools to be successful in studying a given topic. The author is also an extremely popular lecturer, and finds it important to be in the video series that accompany her texts. Finally, the author finds it important to not only provide quality, but also an abundant quantity of exercises and applications. The book is accompanied by numerous useful supplements, including McGraw-Hill’s online homework management system, MathZone as well as ALEKS.

MESSERSMITH is rigorous enough to prepare students for the next level yet easy to read and understand. The exposition is written as if a professor is teaching in a lecture to be more accessible to students. The language is mathematically sound yet easy enough for students to understand.

Title:Loose Leaf Version for Intermediate AlgebraFormat:Loose LeafDimensions:10.9 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0077431308

ISBN - 13:9780077431303

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Table of Contents

1The Real Number System and Geometry
1.1Sets of Numbers
1.2Operations on Real Numbers
1.3Algebraic Expressions and Properties of Real Numbers

2Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
2.1Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
2.2Applications of Linear Equations
2.3Geometry Applications and Solving Formulas
2.4More Applications of Linear Equations
2.5Linear Inequalities in One Variable
2.6Compound Inequalities
2.7Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

3Linear Equations in Two Variables and Functions
3.1Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.2Slope of a Line and Slope-Intercept Form
3.3Writing an Equation of a Line
3.4Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
3.5Introduction to Functions

4Solving Systems of Linear Equations
4.1Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.2Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
4.3Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
4.4Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices

5Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
5.1The Rules of Exponents
5.2More on Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.3Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials and Graphing
5.4Multiplication of Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
5.5Division of Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

6 Factoring Polynomials
6.1The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2Factoring Trinomials
6.3Special Factoring TechniquesPutting It All Together
6.4Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
6.5Applications of Quadratic Equations

7Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
7.1Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.2Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.3Simplifying Complex Fractions
7.4Solving Rational EquationsPutting It All Together
7.5Applications of Rational Equations

8Radicals and Rational Exponents
8.1Radical Expressions and Functions
8.2Rational Exponents
8.3Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots
8.4Simplifying Expressions Containing Higher Roots
8.5Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals
8.6Dividing RadicalsPutting It All Together
8.7Solving Radical Equations
8.8Complex Numbers

9Quadratic Equations
9.1The Square Root Property and Completing the Square
9.2The Quadratic FormulaPutting It All Together
9.3Equations in Quadratic Form
9.4Formulas and Applications
9.5Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
9.6Applications of Quadratic Functions and Graphing Other Parabolas
9.7Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

10Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
10.1Composite and Inverse Functions
10.2Exponential Functions
10.3Logarithmic Functions
10.4Properties of Logarithms
10.5Common and Natural Logarithms and Change of Base
10.6Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

11Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems
11.1Graphs of Other Useful Functions
11.2The Distance Formula, Midpoint, and Circle
11.2The Ellipse
11.3The HyperbolaPutting It All Together
11.4Nonlinear Systems of Equations
11.5Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
12Sequences and Series (Online Only)
12.1Sequences and Series
12.2Arithmetic Sequences and Series
12.3Geometric Sequences and Series
12.4The Binomial Theorem

A.1Geometry Review
A.2Determinants and Cramer's Rule
A.3Graphing Polynomial Functions
A.4Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem