— Bob Blitzer
"By connecting algebra and trigonometry to the whole spectrum of learning, it is my intent to show students that their world is profoundly mathematical, and indeed, pi in the sky."
Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives.
Bob Blitzer —
"I hope that my passion for teaching as well as my respect for the diversity of students is apparent in this new edition."
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MathTalk Videos are fun, application-based videos showing students how the math they are learning applies to the real world. Filmed on location in New York City and Boston, these instructional videos have a sense of humor while demonstrating how everyday life is full of math applications and give the students context on why they should care about math. They also have an accompanying Instructor Guide and video assessment questions assignable in MyMathLab.
— Bob Blitzer
"I passionately believe that no other discipline comes close to math in offering a more extensive set of tools for application and development of your mind."
Assignable MathTalk Videos show students why they should care about math, making connections to real life.
Skill review quizzes are assignable throughout the MyMathLab course, testing students on prerequisite knowledge. From these quizzes, each student receives a personalized, just-in-time review assignment, allowing them to refresh forgotten concepts and become more successful in the course.
Learn about Mathematica-based interactive figures located in the Blitzer MyMathLab course and eText from creator Chuck Stevens of Skagit Valley College. Interactive figures can be used in lecture to engage students more fully and save time that would otherwise be spent drawing them by hand. Exercises pertaining to each interactive figure are assignable in MyMathLab and reinforce active learning, critical thinking and conceptual reasoning.
This note-taking guide covers every section of the text and is organized by learning objective. Every chapter opens with an engaging application, and provides additional examples and exercises so students can increase their conceptual understanding and master the mathematical topics. The Learning Guide is available as PDFs and customizable Word files in MyMathLab, or can be packaged with the textbook and MyMathLab access code.
The Ready To Go option makes it even easier to get started with MyMathLab. Includes author-chosen preassigned homework, integrated review, and more!
New functionality within the graphing utility allows you to graph 3-point quadratic functions, 4-point cubic graphs, and transformations.
New short-answer and fill-in-the blank exercises provide a quick check for understanding concepts.
Pearson now offers an optional focus on adaptive learning in the study plan to allow students to work on just what they need to learn when it makes the most sense to learn it. The adaptive study plan maximizes students' potential for understanding and success.
MyMathLab from Pearson is the world's leading online resource in mathematics, integrating interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy to use format. MyMathLab delivers proven results in helping individual students succeed. It provides engaging experiences that personalize, stimulate, and measure learning for each student. And, it comes from an experienced partner with educational expertise and an eye on the future.
The goal is to get students to think more visually, critically, and conceptually. This type of learning registers in long-term memory, ultimately improving results in any type of course—traditional, lab-based, hybrid, or fully online. MyMathLab demonstrates quantifiable results, showing benefits to student retention and overall achievement.
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Blitzer texts partnered with MyMathLab can be successfully implemented in any environment—lab-based, hybrid, fully online, and traditional courses—for a consistently positive impact on the quality of learning in higher education math instruction. MyMathLab is the world's leading online resource in mathematics, integrating interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy to use format.
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