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.Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights ... Used Car Value In 2011, the average price ofa 2007 Toyota Prius was $14, 800. ... Use your linear model to predict the 2001 value ofa 1999 Mercedes-Benz Roadster two-door SL500. c. A 1999anbsp;...

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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