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Beginning Algebra: Early Graphing, 4th edition

  • John Tobey
  • Jeffrey Slater
  • Jamie Blair
  • Jenny Crawford

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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For courses in beginning algebra with early graphing.

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The Tobey/Slater/Blair/Crawford series retains the hallmark characteristics that have always made the text so easy to learn and teach from, including a “building block” organization. Each program builds essential skills and conceptual understanding by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces.


The new editions address the latest trends and dynamics related to developmental mathematics course structures, including helping students gain a stronger conceptual understanding, while contextualizing the math. Instructors will find the inclusion of new conceptually oriented Guided Learning Videos with the accompanying Video Workbook with the Math Coach (in MyMathLab), plus a new emphasis on Career Explorations throughout the text and MyMathLab course to help students explore potential career paths. The Tobey series is flexible, and well-suited for a variety of classroom formats, including lecture-based, computer-lab based (modular and/or self-paced), hybrid, and online.


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Table of contents

0. A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills

0.1 Simplifying Fractions

0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

0.4 Using Decimals

0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating

0.6 Using the Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving

            Chapter 0 Organizer

            Chapter 0 Review Problems

            Chapter 0 Test

            Math Coach


1. Real Numbers and Variables

1.1 Adding Real Numbers

1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.4 Exponents

1.5 The Order of Operations

1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions

1.7 Combining Like Terms

1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas

1.9 Grouping Symbols

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 1 Organizer

            Chapter 1 Review Problems

            Chapter 1 Test

            Math Coach


2. Equations and Inequalities

2.1 The Addition Property of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together

2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions

2.5 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions

2.6 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems

2.7 Solving Word Problems: The Value of Money and Percents

2.8 Solving Inequalities in One Variable

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 2 Organizer

            Chapter 2 Review Problems

            Chapter 2 Test

            Math Coach


3. Graphing and Functions

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 Graphing Linear Equations

3.3 The Slope of a Line

3.4 Writing the Equation of a Line

3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

3.6 Functions

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 3 Organizer

            Chapter 3 Review Problems

            Chapter 3 Test

            Math Coach


4. Systems of Equations

4.1 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by Graphing

4.2 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Substitution Method

4.3 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Addition Method

4.4 Review of Methods for Solving Systems of Equations

            4.5 Solving Word Problems Using Systems of Equations

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 4 Organizer

            Chapter 4 Review Problems

            Chapter 4 Test

            Math Coach


5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 Rules of Exponents

5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Multiplication: Special Cases

5.6 Dividing Polynomials

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 5 Organizer

            Chapter 5 Review Problems

            Chapter 5 Test

            Math Coach


6. Factoring

6.1 Removing a Common Factor

6.2 Factoring by Grouping

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c

6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c

6.5 Special Cases of Factoring

6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring

6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 6 Organizer

            Chapter 6 Review Problems

            Chapter 6 Test

            Math Coach


7. Rational Expressions and Equations

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions

7.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions

7.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 7 Organizer

            Chapter 7 Review Problems

            Chapter 7 Test

            Math Coach


8. Radicals

8.1 Square Roots

8.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.4 Multiplying Radical Expressions

8.5 Dividing Radical Expressions

8.6 The Pythagorean Theorem and Radical Equations

8.7 Word Problems Involving Radicals: Direct and Inverse Variation

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 8 Organizer

            Chapter 8 Review Problems

            Chapter 8 Test

            Math Coach


9. Quadratic Equations

9.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations

9.2 Using the Square Root Property and Completing the Square to Find Solutions

9.3 Using the Quadratic Equation to Find Solutions

9.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations

9.5 Formulas and Applied Problems

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 9 Organizer

            Chapter 9 Review Problems

            Chapter 9 Test

            Math Coach


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