The Angel author team meets the needs of today’s learners by pairing concise explanations with the new Understanding Algebra feature and an updated approach to examples. Discussions throughout the text have been thoroughly revised for brevity and accessibility. Whenever possible, a visual example or diagram is used to explain concepts and procedures. Understanding Algebra call-outs highlight key points throughout the text, allowing readers to identify important points at a glance. The updated examples use color to highlight the variables and important notation to clearly illustrate the solution process.
8th edition of this book
By The Bouncer "The Bouncer 2007" - March 17, 2011
This book is an assigned book at MCC for the 098 Math course. Likewise the Intermediate book by this same author is for their 104 Math Course. This comes as no suprise since the author was the head of the mathematics department many years ago at MCC.
This review is for the Elementary Algebra book
This book has too much going on it. It is very confusing. Visually its like they spent time trying to make it look good versus giving you the information you require to do math correctly. The overusage of colors throughout the book makes it very distracting to the reader. Many things are in orange, yellow and blue making it very distracting with all of the callouts it the equivalent of an obstacle course in a textbook.
Many of the examples shown in the book lack critical information needed to complete all the problems at the end of the section. For instance in some of the examples they will show you how to do a certain problem, for example say x 1/2 +8x - y... read more
Elementary Algebra for College Students
By Sophie's Choice - February 19, 2010
This text is required for the course. It is well written and clearly explains algebra for those new to the subject and for those who are taking a refresher course. There are complete worked out solutions to test exercises which are very helpful.
By karina - March 3, 2013
it was the wrong book. i need the intermediate algebra for college students not the elementary algebra for college students but couldn't see it said elementary instead of intermediate