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Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Aufmann, Richard N., Lockwood, Joanne S., Boswell, Laurie
Intended for a first-year level developmental mathematics course in intermediate algebra, Exploring Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach is designed to assist students in making connections between mathematics and its applications. Its goal is to develop a student s mathematical skills through appropriate use of applications and to use technology to establish links between abstract mathematical concepts and visual or concrete representations. The proven Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) ensures that students try concepts and manipulate real-life data as they progress through the material. Every objective contains one or more sets of matched-pair examples encouraging students to interact with the text. The first example in each set is completely worked out; the second example, called You Try It, prompts students to practice concepts at the time they are presented in the text. Complete worked-out solutions to these examples in an appendix at the end of the book help students by providing immediate feedback, concept reinforcement, and identification of mistakes to prevent frustration. Technology is integrated throughout the text to assist students in making connections between abstract mathematical concepts and a concrete representation provided by technology. This is one way in which students are encouraged to think about and use multiple representations of a concept. The inclusion of technology also facilitates computation in order to focus on analysis rather than manipulation and enables students to examine concepts that would be too difficult or time consuming if the technology were not available. AIM for Success, a special preface designed to promote student success, provides students with strategies for using the text and the Aufmann Interactive Method. Suggestions for using this section as a lesson are featured in the Instructor s Resource Manual and the lesson is also available as a PowerPoint presentation. Eduspace is Houghton Mifflin s online learning tool. Powered by Blackboard, Eduspace is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content. The Aufmann/Lockwood/Boswell Exploring Intermediate Algebra course features algorithmic exercises and test bank content in question pools.Aufmann, Richard N. is the author of 'Exploring Intermediate Algebra ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780618156979 and ISBN 0618156976.