Precalculus: A Make it Real Approach

Precalculus: A Make it Real Approach

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This new text provides a contemporary approach to college algebra, ideal for the many skeptical or apprehensive students who ask, When am I ever going to use this? The key phrase is Make It Real since the goal is to make the material relevant and understandable to todaya€™s college students. But many books make this claim--so how is PRECALCULUS: A MAKE IT REAL APPROACH different? In other texts, which simply wrap real-world situations around problems, the context isna€™t needed to do the mathematics. Written by skilled and passionate teachers, this text uses real-world data sets and situations to draw out mathematical concepts. Students are immersed in familiar contexts--from golf course ratings to Egyptian pyramids--from which concepts emerge naturally, and then guided in using their understanding of those ideas to make sense of the mathematics. The real-world contexts are not only helpful for understanding procedures--theya€™re necessary. The concept of a function, the use of modeling, and the thorough integration of real-world applications are integral to the text. If therea€™s one new precalculus text crafted to stand up to a reality check comparison with your current book, this is it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.One student commented, aquot;Ita#39;s like having the teacher standing over my shoulder explaining things to me.aquot; With this text as your guide, your comment about precalculus will likely be, aquot;Yes, I get it!aquot;

Title:Precalculus: A Make it Real Approach
Author:Frank Wilson, Scott Adamson, Trey Cox, Alan O’Bryan
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-01


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