This textbook for a two semester algebra sequence covers graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, ratios and proportions, systems of equations, radicals, exponential functions, logarithms, and conic sections. The second edition deletes the appendix on numerical trigonometry and adds a CD-ROM with eight hours of video lessons.

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This text uses a blend of the traditional and the reform instructional approaches to teach students how to read, write, speak, and think mathematically using the language of algebra. The first seven chapters provide a complete course in elementary algebra, introducing the standard beginning topics at a pace that allows for developing a strong conceptual foundation. Chapter 8 is a transitional chapter that extends these topics to the intermediate level. Chapters 9-14 comprise a complete course in intermediate algebra. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)