The Miller/O'Neill/Hyde author team continues to offer an enlightened approach grounded in the fundamentals of classroom experience in Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4e. The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students. Throughout the text, the authors communicate to students the very points their instructors are likely to make during lecture, and this helps to reinforce the concepts and provide instruction that leads students to mastery and success. Also included are Problem Recognition Exercises, designed to help students recognize which solution strategies are most appropriate for a given exercise. These types of exercises, along with the number of practice problems and group activities available, permit instructors to choose from a wealth of problems, allowing ample opportunity for students to practice what they learn in lecture to hone their skills. In this way, the book perfectly complements any learning platform, whether traditional lecture or distance-learning; its instruction is so reflective of what comes from lecture, that students will feel as comfortable outside of class as they do inside class with their instructor.
Classroom Examples To ensure that the classroom experience also matches the examples in the text and the practice exercises, the authors have included references to even-numbered exercises to be used as classroom examples. These exercises are highlighted in the Practice Exercises at the end of each section.
Chapter Openers The chapter openers help students get better results through engaging Puzzles and Games that introduce the chapter concepts and ask `Are you prepared?"
Tip and Avoiding Mistakes Boxes Tip and Avoiding Mistakes boxes have been created based on the authors? classroom experiences and have been integrated into the worked examples. Thee pedagogical tools will help students get better results by learning how to work through a problem using clearly defined step-by-step methodology.
Problem Recognition Exercises Problem Recognition Exercises present a collection of problems that look similar to a student upon first glance, but are actually quite different in the manner of their individual solutions. Students sharpen critical thinking skills and better develop their `solution recall? to help them distinguish the method needed to solve an exercise, an essential skill in developmental mathematics.
Student Centered Applications The Board of Advisors partnered with our authors to bring the best applications from every region in the country. These applications include real data and topics that are more relevant and interesting to today's student.
Group Activities Each chapter concludes with a Group Activity to promote classroom discussion and collaboration, helping students not only to solve problems but to explain their solutions for better mathematical mastery. Group Activities are great for both full-time and adjunct instructors, bringing a more interactive approach to teaching mathematics. All required materials, activity time, and suggested group sixes are provided in the end-of-chapter material.
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