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Elementary Algebra

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Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Santa Ana College

Copyright Year: 2017

ISBN 13: 9780998625713

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jennifer Pursley, Faculty Development Specialist, Pittsburg State University on 5/5/22

The texts includes most content covered in an Elementary Algebra course. Each section includes: learning objectives, a readiness quiz, examples, try it now problems, and section exercises. The chapter introduction pages includes real world... read more

Reviewed by Shari Holder, Professor, Community College of Aurora on 7/27/20

I reviewed what was said to be "a newer version". The book covers the topics one would want in Community College Elementary Algebra course. read more

Reviewed by Joseph Polidoro, Adjunct Professor, Berkshire Community College on 6/25/20

Appears to completely cover the subject of elementary algebra. read more

Reviewed by Donna Kalinowsky, adjunct mathematics instructor, Berkshire Community College on 6/4/20

This book covers all conventional topics in elementary (algebra 1) algebra read more

Reviewed by Rebecca Scheckler, Assistant Professor/Educational technologist, Radford University on 1/23/20

This text contains glossaries a the ends of chapters. It would be nice to have a comprehensive glossary at the end of the book. The index has hyperlinks back to the parts of the book that discuss the topic. It would be nice to have hyperlinks from... read more

Table of Contents

  • Foundations
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Math Models
  • Graphs
  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Roots and Radicals
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Answer Key
  • Index

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  • About the Book

    Elementary Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book's organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics.

    About the Contributors


    Lynn Marecek has focused her career on meeting the needs of developmental math students. At Santa Ana College, she has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, Innovation Award, and the Curriculum Development Award four times. She is a Coordinator of Freshman Experience Program, the Department Facilitator for Redesign, and a member of the Student Success and Equity Committee, and the Basic Skills Initiative Task Force. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and master’s degrees from Purdue University and National University.

    MaryAnne Anthony-Smith was a mathematics professor at Santa Ana College for 39 years, until her retirement in June, 2015. She has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, as well as the Professional Development, Curriculum Development, and Professional Achievement awards. MaryAnne has served as department chair, acting dean, chair of the professional development committee, institutional researcher, and faculty coordinator on several state and federallyfunded grants. She is the community college coordinator of California’s Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, a member of AMATYC’s Placement and Assessment Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and master’s degrees from San Diego State and Pepperdine Universities.

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