Features and Benefits


  • Exceptionally clear and accessible presentation
  • Outstanding applications have been updated with real-world data.
  • Voice balloons offer the support and guidance of an instructor’s voice. These specific annotations clarify procedures and concepts.
  • Consistent Stepped-Out Examples are included throughout the text.
  • New Great Question! takes the content from each Study Tip from the previous edition and presents it in the context of a student question. Answers to the questions offer suggestions for problem solving, point out common errors to avoid, and provide informal hints and suggestions.
  • New Concept and Vocabulary Checks are 470 short answer exercises, mainly fill-in-the-blank and true/false items, that assess students’ understanding of the definitions and concepts presented in each section.
  • “Make Sense?” classroom discussion exercises contain four critical thinking exercises that foster participation in the learning process.
  • Course available in MathXL® for School, the powerful online homework, assessment, and tutorial program, and MyMathLab® for School, the fully digital course solution complete with eText, online assignments, multimedia, and more!