Algebra for the Utterly Confused

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9780071355148: Algebra for the Utterly Confused

Students and professionals alike must tap into their knowledge of algebra everyday, whether it's for the SATs, college courses, or even the workplace. Author Larry Stephens presents a super-accessible approach to the subject that even the most math-phobic student can follow, featuring simplified rules and techniques based on real-world problems that use the principles of algebra for their solutions. "Algebra for the Utterly Confused" offers a user-friendly, logical, step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of algebra, integrating contemporary software as one of the key tools to assist in the solutions of the problems, including MINITAB, Excel spreadsheets, and Maple. Handy icons help students visualize concepts and techniques. More than 200 solved problems and examples aid students in working out algebraic solutions. Summary of key points for every chapter reinforces covered topics.

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When it comes to understanding one of your most intimidating courses­­Algebra­­even good students can be confused. Perfect for students in any introductory Algebra course, and equally useful to students in their second or third course and professionals in the working world, Algebra for the Utterly Confused is your ticket to success. Algebraic concepts are explained step-by-step and applied to such diverse fields as business, finance, computers and more. You'll discover hot to:


-Learn simplified rules and techniques for real-world applications
-Read, understand, and solve algebra problems
-Use algebra in MINITAB, Excel spreadsheets and Maple
-Use your understanding of algebra in high school, college or professional settings

The message of Algebra for the Utterly Confused is simple: You don't have to be confused anymore. With the wealth of experience of the author, who has taught thousands of confused students, you'll discover a newer, clearer way to look at Algebra. Don't wait another minute­­get on the road to higher grades and greater confidence, and go from utterly confused to totally prepared in no time!

About the Author:

Larry Stephens, Ph.D., is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with a special interest in Mathematics Education. He teaches courses in algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and statistical methodology and is the Director of the Graduate Program for Masters of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics at the university. He is the author of several books, including two Schaum's Outlines.

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