This book offers an innovative approach by focusing on learning through modeling and visualization with an integrated use of the graphing calculator. When introducing mathematical ideas, this text moves from the concrete to the abstract. The importance of mathematics is thus demonstrated to students and the material is presented in an accessible manner. The text consistently integrates mathematical concepts with real applications in order to enhance student intuition and understanding. Symbolic (algebraic), graphical, numerical, and verbal skills are continually demonstrated and reinforced throughout.Rockswold, Gary K. is the author of 'College Algebra and Trigonometry Through Modeling and Visualization', published 2001 under ISBN 9780321081384 and ISBN 0321081382.