Higher Education

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach, 6th Edition

  • Jerome E. Kaufmann Western Illinois University (Retired)
  • Karen L. Schwitters Seminole Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0840053142  |  ISBN-13: 9780840053145
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2002
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $258.75
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Overview

With a reputation built on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets, Kaufmann and Schwitters' ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; practice the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This traditional, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply the fundamental problem-solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses. Algebraic ideas are developed in a logical sequence, and in an easy-to-read manner, without excessive vocabulary and formalism. The Sixth Edition's open and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad range of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. The text's resource package—anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool—saves instructors time while providing additional help and skill-building practice for students outside of class.

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Features and Benefits

  • CLEAR-CUT 3-STEP PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH. Kaufmann and Schwitters' straightforward, 3-step problem-solving approach is introduced and reinforced throughout the textbook: Learn the algebraic skill; use the skill to help solve equations; and apply the skill to solve the application problem.
  • THOUGHTS INTO WORDS problems, included in every problem set except the review exercises, are designed to give students an opportunity to express in written form their thoughts about various mathematical ideas.
  • FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS, included in many of the problem sets, offer more challenging exercises and lend themselves to small group work. They also provide the instructor with flexibility in incorporating advanced mathematical topics depending on specific course needs.
  • CUMULATIVE REVIEW problem sets help students remember skills that were introduced earlier.
  • PROBLEM SETS, a focal point of every revision, contain a wide variety of skill-development exercises. Problems have been added, deleted, and reworded based on users' suggestions.
  • CHAPTER REVIEW PROBLEM SETS give students additional practice of previously learned concepts.
  • CHAPTER TESTS appear at the end of each chapter and provide students with ample preparation and practice for "real" tests.
  • Answers to Chapter Review Problem Sets, Chapter Tests, Cumulative Review Problem Sets, Appendix B Problems, and the odd-numbered homework exercises appear at the end of the text.

Table of Contents

1. Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra.
2. The Real Numbers.
3. Equations, Inequalities and Problem Solving.
4. Formulas and Problem Solving.
5. Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems.
6. Exponents and Polynomials.
7. Factoring, Solving Equations and Problem Solving.
8. A Transition from Elementary Algebra to Intermediate Algebra.
9. Rational Expressions.
10. Exponents and Radicals.
11. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities.
12. Coordinate Geometry: Lines, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses and Hyperbolas.
13. Functions.
14. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
15. Systems of Equations: Matrices and Determinants.
16. Miscellaneous Topics: Problem Solving.

What's New

  • New and updated problems and revised content, based on user and reviewer feedback, provides increased variety and currency.
  • The Sixth Edition of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach includes new and updated problems and revised content based on reviewer feedback. The authors have created Learning Objectives, mapped both to the Problem Sets and Chapter Summaries, which show professors the learning outcomes fulfilled by the material, and which tell students why they are learning that material. Video tutorials for selected Learning Objectives are available in a variety of formats.
  • NEW Concept Quizzes allow students to check their understanding of the material before proceeding to the homework assignment, and the new grid format of the Chapter Summaries makes reviewing fast and easy. Finally, the authors have written Classroom Examples in both student and instructor editions, with answers appearing only in the Annotated Instructor's Edition, so that students will be able to work through the Classroom Examples with their instructor.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111572828 | ISBN-13: 9781111572822)

This CD-ROM (or DVD) provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with ExamView® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder's online solutions manual. Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and figures from the book are also included on this CD-ROM (or DVD).

Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111571198 | ISBN-13: 9781111571191)

The Complete Solutions Manual, co-authored by Karen L. Schwitters, provides worked-out solutions to all of the problems in the text.

College Prep Algebra: Instructor’s Resource Binder for Algebra Activities 2011  (ISBN-10: 0538736755 | ISBN-13: 9780538736756)

Each section of the main text is discussed in uniquely designed Teaching Guides containing instruction tips, examples, activities, worksheets, overheads, assessments, and solutions to all worksheets and activities.

Student Workbook for Kafmann/Schwitters' Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1111574618 | ISBN-13: 9781111574611)

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Student Solutions Manual for Kaufmann/Schwitters' Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1111574626 | ISBN-13: 9781111574628)

The Student Solutions Manual, co-authored by Karen L. Schwitters, Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered end-of section exercises as well as the complete worked-out solutions to all of the exercises included at the end of each chapter in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

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Student Workbook for Kafmann/Schwitters' Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1111574618 | ISBN-13: 9781111574611)

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Student Solutions Manual for Kaufmann/Schwitters' Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Approach  (ISBN-10: 1111574626 | ISBN-13: 9781111574628)

Go beyond the answers--see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text as well as the complete worked-out solutions to all of the exercises included at the end of each chapter in the text. This gives you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.

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Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Developmental Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857739 | ISBN-13: 9781285857732)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Developmental Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jerome E. Kaufmann

Jerome E. Kaufmann received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Now a retired Professor of Mathematics from Western Illinois University, he has more than 30 years of teaching experience at the high school, two-year, and four-year college levels. He is the author of 45 college mathematics textbooks.

Karen L. Schwitters

Karen L. Schwitters graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Professional Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University. Schwitters is currently teaching at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, where she is very active in multimedia instruction and is involved in planning distance learning courses with multimedia materials. She is an advocate for Enhanced WebAssign and uses it in her classroom. In 1998, she received the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award.