Try our Free Online Math Solver!

Review of Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Models
Reviewed by Tera, from CA
This book does not have many examples to learn from and what
they do have do not make it clear on how to procede with working
out the equation. I strongly suggest that you buy the solutions
manual for this book if you are able to locate it.
Review of Fundamentals of College Algebra: Graphs and Models with Graphing Calculator Manual
Editorial review
Marvin Bittinger For over thirty years Professor Marvin L. Bittinger
has been teaching math at the university level. Since 1968 he
has been employed as a professor of mathematics education at
Indiana University  Purdue University at Indianapolis. Professor
Bittinger has authored 159 publications on topics ranging from
Basic Mathematics to Algebra and Trigonometry to Brief Calculus.
He received his BA in Mathematics from Manchester College in
1963 and his PhD in Mathematics Education from Purdue University
in 1968. Special honors include being Distinguished Visiting
Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and being elected
to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999.
His hobbies include hiking, baseball, golf, and bowling and
he enjoys membership in the Professional Bowler's Association
and the Society for the Advancement of Baseball Research. Professor
Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at a recent
mathematics convention giving a lecture entitled, Baseball and
Mathematics. In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy
and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger
currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He
has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and three
grandchildren.Judy Beecher has an undergraduate degree in mathematics
fromIndiana University and a graduate degree in mathematics
fromPurdue University. She has taught at both the high school
andcollege levels with many years of developmental math and
precalculusteaching experience at Indiana University Purdue
University Indianapolis. Inaddition to her career in textbook
publishing,she spends time reading, traveling, attending the
theater, and promotingcharity projects for a children's camp.David
Ellenbogen has been teaching community college mathematics for
over twenty years. Born in Weehawken New Jersey, David graduated
with honors from Bates College. After teaching high school mathematics
for two years, David earned a masters degree from the University
of Massachusetts. He has taught at Greenfield Community College
and Cape Cod Community College in Massachusetts, as well as,
at Saint Michaels College, and The University of Vermont. For
the past seven years David has been a part time lecturer for
the Community College of Vermont where he has served on their
statewide math curriculum committee. Currently residing in Colchester,
Vermont, David enjoys playing the piano, downhill skiing, basketball,
bicycling, hiking, and coaching. He has two sons and a wolf/husky
hybrid.Judy Penna received her undergraduate degree from Kansas
State University in mathematics and her graduate degree from
the University of Illinois in mathematics. Since then, she has
taught at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
and at Butler University, and continues to focus on writing
quality textbooks for undergraduates students taking mathematics.
In her free time she likes to travel, read, knit and spend time
throughout the U.S. with her children.
Review of Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications (6th Edition)
Editorial review
This text for a oneterm course in elementary algebra is intended
for students with a firm background in arithmetic. Problem solving
and applications are emphasized. Coverage progresses from algebraic
expressions and equations and inequalities to quadratic equations.
New to this edition are sections on connecting concepts, study
tips, and exercises designed to foster intuitive problem solving
for particular types of problems. Other new material includes
a "gentle" introduction to interpolation and extrapolation,
and expanded material on rates and units. Bittinger teaches
at Indiana University. Ellenbogen teaches at Community College
of Vermont.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Reviewed by Jennifer Samples, from San
Dimas, California USA
The problems given in this book were very easy to understand.
The author shows step by step how to do the given problems and
the answers are refferenced in the back. I always used how the
book did the problems, not the teacher's way. I am always coming
back to this book to refresh my math skills.
Review of Intermediate Algebra (3rd Edition)
Editorial review
This textbook encourages conceptual reasoning to prepare students
for collegelevel math courses. Topics include polynomials and
factoring, functions and graphs, radical expressions, logarithmic
functions, and sequences and series. The third edition adds
sections on interpolation and extrapolation, and the connection
between rate of change and graphing.Book News, Inc.®, Portland,
OR
Reviewed by dallasellis@hotmail.com,
from Florida
This book is not all you get. The book itself is great. But
the additional FREE helps which come with the book assure that
even the most inept math student can learn algebra. These helps
consist of, but are not limited to:1) free tutoring via phone,email,&
fax; 2)free practice problems via internet website. Other supplemental
materials consist of: Videotapes, Tutorial Software, and a solutions
manual. These are all available for the student. I haven't even
mentioned the benefits that a classroom teacher has through
the Instructor Supplements. These consist of a Test Bank/Instructor's
Guide, extra practice problems, mtls for transparencies, video
tape index, and several tools for the computer users: test generator,
test grader,online course management and testing. In other
words, this is a great resource for teachers also. I am in the
processing of trying to purchase it for my school.
Review of A Graphical Approach to College Algebra (3rd Edition)
Editorial review
John Hornsby When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate
at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted
to study mathematics, education, or journalism. His ultimate
decision was to become a teacher, but after twentyfive years
of teaching at the high school and university levels and ten
years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have
been realized. His love for teaching and for mathematics is
evident in his passion for working with students and fellow
teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational
mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing
calculators into the curriculum.John's personal life is busy
as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris,
Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his
life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of
coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s
and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie
Valli and the Four Seasons.Marge Lial was always interested
in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's
intense desire to educate both her students and herself has
inspired the writing of numerous bestselling textbooks. Marge,
who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California
State University at Sacramento, is now affiliated with American
River College.Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel
experiences often find their way into her books as applications,
exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested
in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced
some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics
as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient
ball courts in the Yucatan.Gary Rockswold Dr. Gary Rockswold
has been teaching mathematics for 25 years at all levels from
seventh grade to graduate school, including junior high and
high school students, talented youth, vocational, undergraduate,
and graduate students, and adult education classes. He is currently
employed at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he is
a full professor of mathematics and the chair of the mathematics
department. He graduated with majors in mathematics and physics
from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in applied
mathematics from Iowa State University. He has an interdisciplinary
background and has also taught physical science, astronomy,
and computer science.Dr. Rockswold has been writing for mathematics
textbooks for over ten years. Currently he is an author for
Addison Wesley, writing textbooks that integrate modeling, visualization,
applications, and the graphing calculator into the curriculum.
Reviewed by Anita C. Bryant, from Moore
Haven, FL USA
As a Mathematics major, I have been subjected to the good, the
bad & the ugly when it comes to textbooks. Of my mathematics
texts, Hornsby & Lial definitely rise above the pack.
Reviewed by Pamela Chernovetz, from Hamden,
Connecticut
I own four text books by Hornsby and Lial. Their books have
been the colleges choice for two courses I've taken and my choice
as a reference and backup to the other courses I've had. I wouldn't
be without them. When a topic was unclear in my college text,
I could refer to their presentation and always gain a better
understanding of the subject. I totally disagree with the reader
from Florida regarding graphing calculators. I own two, a TI82
and a TI86, and had no experience prior to taking a particular
course. The instructor was able to guide and teach all that
was needed for the course without loss of material to be covered.
The engineer from Florida needs to take a closer look at his
students. Most of these people have been mastering electronic
games and equipment from a very early age. I doubt that they
would find plain 'ole graph paper and a pencil more stimulating
and interesting. I'm a 52 year old grandmother and I sure don't.
Hornsy and Lial get my vote everytime and thanks to online
ordering, I'm only s few days away from receiving the best they
have to offer.
Reviewed by a reader, from Florida
The introduction of a graphing calculator, such as the TI83,
at this level of college course is absolutely confusing and
ridiculous. Unless an individual has previously learned the
graphing calculator, the student winds up spending more time
fighting learning the calculator than learning the algebra.
I am a professional engineer of over 15 years experience and
have tudored many students in algebra at the college freshman
and sophmore level. I cannot recommend such a book or the implementation
of such teaching techniques for freshman and sophmore level
college algebra courses. Students must learn the basics first,
then learn such a beast as the graphing calculator. The TI83
is much to complex and compounds the struggles of students trying
to learn college algebra. College Algebra is already a "beast"
to most whom enroll in it. Don't add another level of frustration
to the students and aggrevation to the teachers. I dont disagree
that the graphical methods should be taught, but use plain 'ole
graph paper and a pencil. The web site is totally useless. The
Graphing Calculator Manual is not readily available through
Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Teachers!!! Please put yourself
in the minds of the students. Make learning a positive experience.
This book coupled with the Graphing Calculator only puts a bad
taste, aggrevation, frustration in a students mind. Make learning
a positive experience  DON'T USE THIS BOOK.
Review of College Algebra
Editorial review
(Pearson Education) A twopart packaged set comprised of a collegelevel
algebra textbook and corresponding graphing calculator manual.
Both emphasize graphic methods in algebra, with real data applications
and an easytofollow theme. DLC: Algebra. This text refers
to the Paperback edition.
Reviewed by Tiger Chan, from Malaysia
I am a Math teacher in Malaysia. I own Bittinger's "Elementaryand
Intermediate Algebra" and also "Trigonometry".
Judging fromthe books I am using as teaching materials, I can
say that theBittinger's team has written some of the best Algebra/Trig/Precalculus
textbooks. The explanations are straightforward,clear and the
format neat. Their exercise sets are excellent,enough for drillpractice
purposes and also challenging ones.In my country American math
books are way too expensive becauseits the bad economic condition
we are having in my country thatbuying of American books is
a luxury. I am not able to acquireBittinger's "College
Algebra" yet, hopefully I will be able tosee a copy in
the future. In their series, the Bittinger teamhas produced
their Intermediate Algebra text worth using and Ibelieve this
"College Algebra" title would guarantee that the team
has produced a text that will not disappoint us. I would strive
to get a copy myself one day and I am very sureI will not regret
owning it anyway.
Reviewed by manlyjade@hotmail.com, from
Salt Lake City, Utah
Shame on the authors for taking advantage of college students.
This is extortion! I assume that the authors are college instructors.
C'mon folks, we know you don't make that much money, but why
take it out on the students? This book is an introduction to
college math, not an introduction to nuclear science!!! Most
university students don't make this much money in a week. I
recommend that university instructors stop using overpriced
text books such as this one. There are quite a few good college
math books on the market, most more reasonably priced than this
one! I certainly won't be using this book with any of my students.
Review of Introductory Algebra (9th Edition)
Editorial review
Marvin Bittinger For over thirty years Professor Marvin L.
Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level. Since
1968 he has been employed as a professor of mathematics education
at Indiana University  Purdue University at Indianapolis. Professor
Bittinger has authored 159 publications on topics ranging from
Basic Mathematics to Algebra and Trigonometry to Brief Calculus.
He received his BA in Mathematics from Manchester College in
1963 and his PhD in Mathematics Education from Purdue University
in 1968. Special honors include being Distinguished Visiting
Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and being elected
to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999.
His hobbies include hiking, baseball, golf, and bowling and
he enjoys membership in the Professional Bowler's Association
and the Society for the Advancement of Baseball Research. Professor
Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at a recent
mathematics convention giving a lecture entitled, Baseball and
Mathematics. In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy
and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger
currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He
has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and three
grandchildren.
Reviewed by Jorge L Marti Jr., from Hialeah,
FL USA
Great process, got the book on time and in perfect condition!!
Review of College Algebra (3rd Edition)
Editorial review
Mark Dugopolski was born in Menominee, Michigan. After receiving
a B.S. from Michigan State University, he taught high school
for four years, and then went on to receive an M.S. in mathematics
from Northern Illinois University. He also received a Ph.D.
in the area of topology from the University of Illinois at ChampaignUrbana,
and ever since, Mark has been teaching at Southeastern Louisiana
in Hammond, LA. He has been writing textbooks for about fifteen
years. He is married and has two daughters, and enjoys playing
tennis, jogging, and riding his bicycle in his spare time. Despite
the presence of sailboats both on and in his precalculus textbooks,
Mark does not sail it's his passion for showing students how
mathematics is used in the real world that led him to the world
of sailing.
Review of Intermediate Algebra
Editorial review
This textbook reviews the mathematical symbols and operations
of algebra, and reinforces function and graphing concepts for
future courses. The authors cover polynomial, rational, radical,
exponential, and logarithmic equations, and both linear and
nonlinear systems. The eighth edition introduces functions and
graphs of linear equations earlier in the text.Book News, Inc.®,
Portland, OR
Click here to find more about Algebra help software!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
<<Prev 