Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning 4 9780073512914 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Sherri Messersmith has been widely implemented in schools across the country. The 4th edition has been updated and expanded to include a study skills component. The P.O.W.E.R. framework is integrated into each section and new study strategies and exercises are tied to every chapter. The conversational writing style, practical applications, innovative student resources and expanded Connect Math content makes this an appealing and very teachable option for faculty. The P.OW.E.R. Framework What makes P.O.W.E.R. a unique tool for the classroom? A major challenge in developmental courses is that students at this level struggle with basic study skills and habits. Maybe this is one of their first college courses or perhaps they are adults returning to school after a long absence. Either way, many of the individuals taking this course don’t know how to be good students. Instructors often don’t have the time, the resources or the expertise to teach success skills AND the math concepts. The new team of Messersmith, Perez and Feldman offer a scientifically based approach to meet this challenge. The P.O.W.E.R. Learning Framework was developed by successful author, psychologist, student success instructor and researcher, Bob Feldman. It is a method of accomplishing any task using five simple and consistent steps. Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink. This framework is integrated at every level of the text to help students successfully learn math concepts while at the same time developing habits that will serve them well throughout their college careers and in their daily lives.
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

4th Edition
By Sherri Messersmith
ISBN10: 0073512915
ISBN13: 9780073512914
Copyright: 2016

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Beginning & Intermediate Algebra with POWER Learning



Chapter 1 The Real Number System and Geometry

1.1 Review of Fractions

1.2 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.3 Geometry Review

1.4 Sets of Numbers and Absolute Value

1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.7 Algebraic Expressions and Properties of Real Numbers



Chapter 2 Rules of Exponents

2.1A Basic Rules of Exponents: The Product Rule and Power Rules

2.1B Basic Rules of Exponents: Combining the Rules

2.2A Integer Exponents Bases: Real-Number Bases

2.2B Integer Exponents Bases: Variable Bases

2.3 The Quotient Rule

2.4 Scientific Notation



Chapter 3 Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

3.1 Solving Linear Equations Part I

3.2 Solving Linear Equations Part II

3.3 Applications of Linear Equations

3.4 Applications Involving Percents

3.5 Geometry Applications and Solving Formulas

3.6 Applications of Linear Equations to Proportions, Money Problems, and d=rt

3.7 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

3.8 Compound Inequalities in One Variable



Chapter 4 Linear Equations in Two Variables and Functions

4.1 Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Graphing by Plotting Points and Finding Intercepts

4.3 The Slope of a Line

4.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

4.5 Writing an Equation of a Line

4.6 Introduction to Functions



Chapter 5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations

5.1 Solving Systems by Graphing

5.2 Solving Systems by the Substitution Method

5.3 Solving Systems by the Elimination Method

5.4 Applications of Systems of Two Equations

5.5 Solving Systems of Three Equations and Applications

5.6 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices



Chapter 6 Polynomials

6.1 Review of the Rules of Exponents

6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

6.3 Multiplication of Polynomials

6.4 Division of Polynomials



Chapter 7 Factoring Polynomials

7.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

7.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2+bx+c

7.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2+bx+c (a≠1)

7.4 Factoring Special Trinomials and Binomials

7.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

7.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations



Chapter 8 Rational Expressions

8.1 Rational Expressions and Functions

8.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

8.3 Finding the Least Common Denominator

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

8.5 Simplifying Complex Fractions

8.6 Solving Rational Equations

8.7 Applications of Rational Equations

8.8 Variation



Chapter 9 More Equations and Inequalities

9.1 Absolute Value Equations

9.2 Absolute Value Inequalities

9.3 Linear and Compound Linear Inequalities in Two Variables



Chapter 10 Radicals and Rational Exponents

10.1 Finding Roots

10.2 Rational Exponents

10.3 Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots

10.4 Simplifying Expressions Containing Higher Roots

10.5 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals

10.6 Dividing Radicals

10.7 Solving Radical Equations

10.8 Complex Numbers



Chapter 11 Quadratic Equations

11.1 Review of Solving Equations by Factoring

11.2 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

11.3 The Quadratic Formula

11.4 Equations in Quadratic Form

11.5 Formulas and Applications



Chapter 12 Functions and Their Graphs

12.1 Relations and Functions

12.2 Graphs of Functions and Transformations

12.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

12.4 Applications of Quadratic Functions and Graphing Other Parabolas

12.5 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

12.6 The Algebra of Functions



Chapter 13 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

13.1 Inverse Functions

13.2 Exponential Functions

13.3 Logarithmic Functions

13.4 Properties of Logarithms

13.5 Common and Natural Logarithms and Change of Base

13.6 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations



Chapter 14 Conic Sections, Nonlinear Systems, and Nonlinear Inequalities

14.1 The Circle

14.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola

14. PIAT Putting It All Together

14.4 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities



Chapter 15 Sequences and Series (online only)

15.1 Sequences and Series

15.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

15.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

15.4 The Binomial Theorem

About the Author

Sherri Messersmith

Sherri Messersmith has been teaching at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, since 1994. She has over 25 years of experience teaching many different courses from developmental mathematics through calculus. She earned a bachelor of science degree in the teaching of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to teach at the high level for two years. Sherri returned to UIUC and earned a master of science in applied mathematics and stayed on at the university to teach and coordinate large sections of undergraduate math courses. Sherri has authored several textbook, and she has also appeared in videos accompanying several McGraw-Hill texts. Sherri lives outside of Chicago with her husband, Phil, and their daughters, Alex and Cailen. In her precious free time, she likes to read, play the guitar, and travel -- the manuscripts for this and her previous books have accompanied her from Spain to Greece and many points in between.


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