Easy to understand, filled with relevant applications, and focused on helping students develop problem-solving skills, BEGINNING ALGEBRA is unparalleled in its ability to engage students in mathematics and prepare them for higher-level courses. Gustafson and Frisk's accessible style combines with drill problems, detailed examples, and careful explanations to help students overcome any mathematics anxiety. Their proven five-step problem-solving strategy helps break each problem down into manageable segments: analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the conclusion, and check the result. Examples and problems use real-life data to make the text more relevant to students and to show how mathematics is used in a wide variety of vocations. Plus, the text features plentiful real-world application problems that help build the strong mathematical foundation necessary for students to feel confident in applying their newly acquired skills in further mathematics courses, at home or on the job.Gustafson, R. David is the author of 'Beginning Algebra ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780495118077 and ISBN 0495118079.