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Elementary Algebra

Elementary Algebra

'In writing Elementary Algebra, John Redden had simple but important aims: Lay a solid foundation in mathematics through algebra, the basis of all mathematical modeling used in a variety of disciplines Guide students from the basics to more advanced techniques in mathematics   PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS: With diverse exercise sets, students have the opportunity to solve plenty of practice problems. Elementary Algebra has applications incorporated into each and every exercise set. John makes use of the classic ”translating English sentences into mathematical statements“ subsections in chapter 1 and as the text introduces new key terms. VIDEO EXAMPLES AND ACTIVITIES: Embedded video examples are present, while the importance of practice with pencil and paper is still... Show More


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Tami Matsumoto
Tami Matsumoto (Faculty)
2 years ago
Although there are many positives about this book, for me, the problems outweigh the virtues. I will not use this book for my students. As I see it, the numerous typesetting issues would confuse students. In the pdf, exponents are not distinguishable as exponents (e.g., p. 679 Example 4 question and answer). In the online html version, the base looks like it is a subscript (see Sec 5.1); in Example 2, the last "x" appears to be part of the exponent and should not be -- looks like x^(12x) rather than (x^12)x. The Word version took forever to open and then crashed my Word program.