Mathematics in Action: Algebraic, Graphical, and Trigonometric Problem Solving, 6th edition
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Overview
In Mathematics in Action, guideddiscovery activities help you construct, reflect upon, and apply mathematical concepts to expand your conceptual understanding.
Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020)  Copyright © 2020
ISBN13: 9780136880745
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Intermediate Algebra
Table of contents
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
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
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
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
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
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
Appendices
A. Concept Review
B. Trigonometry
C. Getting Started with the TI84 Plus Family of Calculators
D. Conics (Online in MyLab Math only)
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