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Open Source Math Intermediate Algebra Textbook

The text is based on the assumption that students taking Intermediate Algebra in college should work on fundamental skills needed for success in College Algebra. The focus is on simplifying expressions, solving equations, and graphing basic functions without use of a graphing calculator. Some points of emphasis throughout are distributing negatives squaring linear binomial expressions evaluating expressions for a given value of an unknown clearing fractions from equations The text is structured in such a way as to have students encounter solving of all types of equations and graphing functions as early as possible. This causes a break with the standard structure encountered in publisher's texts. Here are some features of the text: Each section begins with specific performance criteria that... Show More


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