Mathematics in Action: Algebraic, Graphical, and Trigonometric Problem Solving, 6th edition
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Overview
Mathematics in Action: Algebraic, Graphical, and Trigonometric Problem Solving gives you the math you encountered in high school or in previous courses, but in a new and meaningful way. An activitybased approach helps you achieve a higher level of conceptual learning, while developing a solid foundation of mathematical skills. The Mathematics in Action series is based on the authors' belief that students learn mathematics best by doing the math within a realistic context. From this perspective, they offer guideddiscovery activities that help you to construct, reflect upon and apply mathematical concepts, deepening your conceptual understanding along the way. This active style of learning develops criticalthinking skills and mathematical literacy. The 6th Edition includes updated examples and activities for maximum interest and relevance.
Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020)  Copyright © 2020
ISBN13: 9780136880745
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Intermediate Algebra
Overview
Below is an Activitylevel Table of Contents for this title.
 Chapter 1. Function Sense
 Cluster 1: Modeling with Functions
 Activity 1.1 Parking Problems: Functions; Function Notation and Terminology
 Activity 1.2 Fill ‘er Up: Defining Functions by a Symbolic Rule (Equation)
 Activity 1.3 Graphically Speaking: Defining Functions: A Summary
 Activity 1.4 Stopping Short: Functions as Mathematical Models
 Activity 1.5 Graphs Tell Stories: Graphs of Functions as Mathematical Models
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Linear Functions
 Activity 1.6 Walking for Fitness: Average Rate of Change
 Activity 1.7 Depreciation: SlopeIntercept Form of an Equation of a Line
 Activity 1.8 A New Camera: PointSlope Form of an Equation of a Line
 Activity 1.9 Skateboard Heaven: General Form of an Equation of a Line
 Activity 1.10 College Tuition: Modeling Data with Linear Regression Equations
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 3: Systems of Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Absolute Value Functions
 Activity 1.11 Moving Out: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
 Activity 1.12 Fireworks: Solving Systems of Linear Equations using Algebraic Methods
 Activity 1.13 Manufacturing Pewter Oil Lamps: Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
 Activity 1.14 Earth Week: Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Linear Equations
 Activity 1.15 How Long Can You Live? Linear Inequalities; Compound Inequalities
 Activity 1.16 Working Overtime: Piecewise Linear Functions
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 1 Summary
 Chapter 1 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Modeling with Functions
 Chapter 2. The Algebra of Functions
 Cluster 1: Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication of Polynomial Functions
 Activity 2.1 Spending and Earning Money: Polynomial Functions
 Activity 2.2 The Dormitory Parking Lot: Multiplication of Polynomials; Multiplicative Properties of Exponents
 Activity 2.3 Stargazing: Scientific Notation; Additional Properties and Definitions of Exponents
 Activity 2.4 The Cube of a Square: Rational Exponents and nth Roots
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Composition and Inverses of Functions
 Activity 2.5 Inflated Balloons: Composite Functions
 Activity 2.6 Finding a Bargain: Problem Solving and Using Composite Functions
 Activity 2.7 Study Time: Inverse Functions
 Activity 2.8 Temperature Conversions: Equations and Graphs of Inverse Functions
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 2 Summary
 Chapter 2 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication of Polynomial Functions
 Chapter 3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 Cluster 1: Exponential Functions
 Activity 3.1 Prince George and Dracula: Increasing Exponential Functions
 Activity 3.2 HalfLife of Drugs or Medication: Decreasing Exponential Functions
 Activity 3.3 Spotify: More Growth and Decay Factors
 Activity 3.4 Population Growth: Growth and Decay Rates; More Graphing
 Activity 3.5 Time is Money: Compound Interest and Continuous Compounding
 Activity 3.6 Continuous Growth and Decay: Problem Solving with Continuous Growth and Decay Models
 Activity 3.7 Ebola: Modeling Data with Exponential Regression Equations
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Logarithmic Functions
 Activity 3.8 The Diameter of Spheres: Logarithmic and Exponential Forms
 Activity 3.9 Walking Speed of Pedestrians: Logarithmic Functions
 Activity 3.10 Walking Speed of Pedestrians, continued: Modeling Data with Logarithmic Regression Equations
 Activity 3.11 The Elastic Ball: Properties of Logarithms
 Activity 3.12 Changing Demographics: Solving Exponential Equations
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 3 Summary
 Chapter 3 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Exponential Functions
 Chapter 4. Quadratic and HigherOrder Polynomial Functions
 Cluster 1: Introduction to Quadratic Functions
 Activity 4.1 Baseball and the Willis Tower: Equations Defining Quadratic Functions
 Activity 4.2 The Shot Put: Properties of Graphs of Quadratic Functions
 Activity 4.3 Spotify: Solving Quadratic Equations Numerically and Graphically
 Activity 4.4 Sir Isaac Newton: Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 Activity 4.5 Drones: Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
 Activity 4.6 Heat Index: Modeling Data with Quadratic Regression Equations
 Activity 4.7 Complex Numbers
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Curve Fitting and HigherOrder Polynomial Functions
 Activity 4.8 The Power of Power Functions: Direct Variation Functions and Their Graphs
 Activity 4.9 Volume of a Storage Tank: Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs
 Activity 4.10 Federal Prison Population: Modeling Data with Polynomial Regression Equations
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 4 Summary
 Chapter 4 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Introduction to Quadratic Functions
 Chapter 5. Rational and Radical Functions
 Cluster 1: Rational Functions
 Activity 5.1 Speed Limits: Properties and Graphs of Functions Defined by y = k/x, k≠0
 Activity 5.2 Loudness of a Sound: Inverse Variation Functions
 Activity 5.3 Percent Markup: Rational Functions and Their Graphs
 Activity 5.4 BloodAlcohol Levels: Solving Rational Equations
 Activity 5.5 Traffic Flow: Solving Rational Equations Using Algebraic Methods
 Activity 5.6 Electrical Circuits: Operations of Rational Expressions
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Radical Functions
 Activity 5.7 Skydiving: Radical Functions and Their Graphs
 Activity 5.8 Falling Objects: Solving Equations Involving a Radical Expression
 Activity 5.9 Propane Tank: More Radical Functions and Their Graphs
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 5 Summary
 Chapter 5 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Rational Functions
 Chapter 6. Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
 Cluster 1: Introducing the Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
 Activity 6.1 The Leaning Tower of Pisa: Sine, Cosine, and Tangent of an Angle in a Right Triangle
 Activity 6.2 A Gasoline Problem: Cofunctions of Complementary Angles
 Activity 6.3 The Sidewalks of New York: Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
 Activity 6.4 Solving a Murder: Trigonometric ProblemSolving Strategy
 Project Activity 6.5 How Stable is that Tower: Problem Solving Using Right Triangle Trigonometry
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Cluster 2: Why Are the Trigonometric Functions Called Circular Functions?
 Activity 6.6 Learn Trig or Crash! Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
 Activity 6.7 It Won’t Hertz: Radians, Frequency, and Periodic Behavior
 Activity 6.8 Get in Shape: Amplitude and Period of the Sine and Cosine Functions
 Activity 6.9 The Carousel: Horizontal Shifts of the Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
 Activity 6.10 Texas Temperatures: Modeling Data with a Sine Regression Equation
 What Have I Learned?
 How Can I Practice?
 Chapter 6 Summary
 Chapter 6 Gateway Review
 Cluster 1: Introducing the Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
Appendices
 Concept Review
 Trigonometry
 Getting Started with the TI84 Plus Family of Calculators
 Conics (Online in MyLab Math only)
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