Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition, 5th edition

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

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For courses in beginning & intermediate algebra.

This package includes MyMathLab®.


With You Every Step of the Way

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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MyMathLab® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. For this edition, the MyMathLab course includes new Guided Learning Videos and an updated and expanded Video Workbook with the Math Coach.


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Table of contents

0. Basic Concepts

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

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 0 Organizer

            Chapter 0 Review Problems

            Chapter 0 Test

            Math Coach


1. Real Numbers and Variables

11 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, Inequalities, and Applications

2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Principle 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 Linear Equations and Inequalities

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 4 Organizer

            Chapter 4 Review Problems

            Chapter 4 Test

            Math Coach


5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 The 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 Rational 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. Rational Exponents and Radicals

8.1 Rational Exponents

8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions

8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals

8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals

8.5 Radical Equations

8.6 Complex Numbers

8.7 Variation

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 8 Organizer

            Chapter 8 Review Problems

            Chapter 8 Test

            Math Coach


9. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities

9.1 Quadratic Equations

9.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations

9.3 Equations That Can Be Transformed Into Quadratic Form

9.4 Formulas and Applications

9.5 Quadratic Functions

9.6 Compound Inequalities and Quadratic Inequalities

9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 9 Organizer

            Chapter 9 Review Problems

            Chapter 9 Test

            Math Coach


10. The Conic Sections

10.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle

10.2 The Parabola

10.3 The Ellipse

10.4 The Hyperbola

10.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 10 Organizer

            Chapter 10 Review Problems

            Chapter 10 Test

            Math Coach


11. Additional Properties of Functions

11.1 Function Notation

11.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions

11.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions

11.4 Inverse of a Function

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 10 Organizer

            Chapter 10 Review Problems

            Chapter Test

            Math Coach


12. Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

12.1 The Exponential Function

12.2 The Logarithmic Function

12.3 Properties of Logarithms

12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base of Logarithms

12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 10 Organizer

            Chapter 10 Review Problems

            Chapter Test

            Math Coach


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