The fundamental goal in Tussy and Gustafson's INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA, Third Edition is to teach students to read, write, and think about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. The book blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills to develop students' fluency in the "language of algebra". Tussy and Gustafson understand the challenges of teaching developmental students and this book reflects a holistic approach to teaching mathematics that includes developing study skills, problem solving and critical thinking alongside mathematical concepts. New features in this edition include a pretest for students to gauge their understanding of prerequisite concepts, problems that make correlations between student life and the mathematical concepts and study skills information designed to give students the best chance to succeed in the course. Additionally, the texts widely acclaimed Study Sets at the end of every section are tailored to improve students' ability to read, write and communicate mathematical ideas.
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: Alan Tussy teaches all levels of developmental mathematics at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He has written nine math books-a paperback series and a hard-cover series. An extraordinary author, he is dedicated to his students' success, relentlessly meticulous, creative, and a visionary who maintains a keen focus on his students' greatest challenges. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Redlands and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. He has taught up and down the curriculum from prealgebra to differential equations. He is currently focusing on the developmental math courses. Professor Tussy is a member of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
R. David Gustafson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rock Valley College in Illinois and has also taught extensively at Rockford College and Beloit College. He is coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks, including Gustafson/Frisk/Hughes' COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Gustafson/Karr/Massey's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH, and the Tussy/Gustafson and Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig developmental mathematics series. His numerous professional honors include Rock Valley Teacher of the Year and Rockford's Outstanding Educator of the Year. He has been very active in AMATYC as a Midwest Vice-president and has been President of IMACC, AMATYC's Illinois affiliate. He earned a Master of Arts from Rockford College in Illinois, as well as a Master of Science from Northern Illinois University.
"I like the Tussy/Gustafson model of using short, concise descriptions, blue boxes for rules, and lots of examples to demonstrate the new concepts. My current experience with Martin-Gay is that students complained of being unable to learn from the textbook. They felt that the explanations were not easy to follow and that the examples 'skipped too many steps.' Tussy/Gustafson's 'red reasons' in every example were very helpful, easy to understand, easy to follow, no skips!"
"I believe the Tussy/Gustafson [text] provides a better variety of applications than other texts I am familiar with, and I am particularly impressed with the drawings that accompany many of the applications problems."
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Buchbeschreibung Thomson Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA, 2006. Softcover. Buchzustand: New. 3rd Edition. Book is New, Includes Sealed CD. Corresponds with Student ISBN #0534407358. This is the Annotated Instructor's Edition. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0534407366. ISBN/EAN: 9780534407360. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560780497. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1560780497