*Building a Foundation*

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Author: Paula McKenna,Helen Kirk,Honey Kirk

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780321500106

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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Key Message: McKenna & Kirk'sBeginning Algebra, Preliminary Edition, strives to teach math in a language that readers can understand, while focusing on problem solving, vocabulary, and how topics relate within the course and the world around them. McKenna & Kirk focus on building a strong foundation in algebra through the use of a friendly, conversational writing style, while helping readers improve their problem-solving skills, mathematical vocabulary, and mastery of mathematical concepts. To help readers relate to the material, the authors use real-world applications that are tied to the chapter theme. The authors carefully guide readers through an intuitive problem-solving approach called the 4 P's-Prepare, Plan, Process, and Ponder-that teaches readers to solve applied problems in a logical, step-by-step manner. Key Topics: Patterns and Review of Real Numbers; Equations and Inequalities in One Variable and Applications; Linear Equations, Slope, Inequalities, and Introduction to Functions; Exponents, Polynomials, and Applications; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions; Systems of Equations; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations Market: For all readers interested in Algebra.