Beginning Algebra

Keeping it Simple (Second Edition)
By Judith Atkinson
©2018, 550 pages

Paperback list price: $116.95

Cognella Direct: $92.95

You save $24 (21%)

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact orders@cognella.com to place an order

Customize Beginning Algebra

* Required Fields

Your Customization
cover-478357381260-2A-URT
Beginning Algebra

In stock

$83.95

Summary
    For many students, study skills and confidence are the biggest hurdles in being successful in learning algebra. In contrast to bulky, expensive conventional texts for developmental math courses, Beginning Algebra: Keeping it Simple introduces the material in a clear and concise manner with advice on how to study and persevere when the material seems too difficult.

    Designed to enhance confidence and minimize math anxiety, Beginning Algebra keeps explanations simple and illustrates them with numerous sample problems. Concise yet thorough, the book provides plenty of practice problems designed to help students master the skills needed to succeed in math studies.

    Students learn how to evaluate and simplify algebraic expressions and solve first degree equations and inequalities. The material covers integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, and graphs of lines. Students also learn to solve polynomial and rational equations, as well as the dreaded word problem. This edition features a new chapter that covers systems of linear equations, as well as many new examples and practice problems that target areas that students have the most trouble with.

    Beginning Algebra is an excellent text for developmental education departments and pre-college programs offering courses in elementary or introductory algebra. Based on successful classroom teaching and response to student-feedback, Beginning Algebra not only teaches math, it teaches students that math is something they can master, and encourages them to never let it stand in their way.

    Judith Atkinson earned her master's degree in mathematics and her Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks where she currently teaches both face-to-face and online courses as a tenured professor. Her main focus has been developmental level algebra courses. Dr. Atkinson also teaches a math course for non-science majors, business algebra and calculus, and math for elementary school teachers. She helped develop the UAF Math Fast Track program and coauthored a textbook to go along with the program. Prior to entering the field of teaching, Dr. Atkinson worked as a civil engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation.
    Other Cognella titles by Judith Atkinson:

    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions - Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    $92.95
    Best Value!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store (store.cognella.com) for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook.
    $83.95 Publisher Direct Ebook Publisher Direct ebooks are available for download from your Cognella account immediately after purchase and provide access for 180 days. They must be accessed via Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP)

    $104.95
    Best Value!
    Binder Ready/Loose Leaf
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Binder Ready versions have pages that are loose leaf, three-hole punched, and fit into any standard three-ring binder (not included). They are fully typeset, include front and back covers, and are available at a discount compared to standard paperbacks. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $116.95 Paperback
    978-1-5165-2004-6
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    $58.48
    Best Value!
    Inclusive Access Ebook
    978-1-5165-6403-3
    We partner with both RedShelf and VitalSource to provide day-one access to students through campus bookstores.
    See more options
    $87.71 Ebook
    978-1-5165-6403-3
    Ebooks are available for individual purchase (180-day access) through either RedShelf or VitalSource.
    $233.95 Hardcover
    978-1-5165-5429-4
    Great for libraries and rental programs. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers.
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.