Some students in my precalculus class are very weak in algebra. . . . The 'Algebra Help' is definitely beneficial to students . . . [as are the] 'Warning/Cautions' which help those students avoid common mistakes that others make. [And] the 'Student Tips' really guide students in what they should recognize after an example is presented. . . . Larson's text is among the best precalculus books [I've found]."
"I am very satisfied with the exercises as well as the review exercises, they are helpful and there is a range of easy, medium, and hard problems. There is a wealth of example problems and I can easily find examples that show where common algebraic mistakes occur. . . . The use of different colored text makes them very easy to understand."
About the Author
Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.