0070045666 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Slight shelf wear on cover. Some writing/underlining. Good reading copy.
This text is intended for a beginning or elementary algebra course offered at both two- and four-year schools. Elementary Algebra Structure and Use is an introductory text for students with either no background in algebra or for those students who need review before proceeding further. New accessible four-color design and an expanded graphics program make the book more visually appealing and reinforce critical concepts. Student success and anxiety reduction are achieved through a non-threatening, informal writing style and the use of numerous pedagogical aids (e.g., examples with "matched problems, " annotations, think boxes, new chapter summaries, and cumulative reviews). The text is designed to smooth the transition from arithmetic to algebra by gradually developing algebraic concepts, manipulations, and applications. There are 6,400 graded problems which range from easy and routine to challenging and conceptual. The inclusion of a large quantity and variety of significant and interesting real-world applications should convince even the most skeptical students that algebra can be extremely useful.