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Essential Mathematics (2nd Edition) Paperback – December 23, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0321287427 ISBN-10: 0321287428 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 2 edition (December 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321287428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321287427
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,405,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Lial/Salzman’s Essential Mathematics, 2e, gives students the necessary tools to succeed in developmental math courses and prepares them for future math courses and the rest of their lives. The Lial developmental team creates a pattern for success by emphasizing problem-solving skills, vocabulary comprehension, real-world applications, and strong exercise sets. In keeping with its proven track record, this revision includes an effective new design, many new exercises and applications, and increased Summary Exercises to enhance comprehension and challenge students’ knowledge of the subject matter.

 

Whole Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Decimals; Ratio and Proportion; Percent

 

For all readers interested in essential mathematics.

About the Author

Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.

 

When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

 

A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The book itself was in great condition but the access code for the my math lab had already been used, therefore I was unable to take advantage of the online tools that it offers. Which defeated the purpose of me buying the book with the access code for the my math lab.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L. Garcia on February 13, 2009
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This item arrived in plenty of time as was even in better condition than I ever expected. All in All, it was one of my better purchases. It is everything that was described. It is a great book for a prep corse in a community college seeting. After 40 + yrs away from the books---it was what I needed. Thanks.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Gwin on June 12, 2013
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A good text. It was required for basic math at community college. I also used it to brush up on my own math before helping my learning disabled daughter through her class. I like it, it was well organized.
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