Intermediate Algebra, 8th Edition © 2023
Built around the belief that every student can succeed, Intermediate Algebra, published by Pearson, offers lessons and resources that welcome learners at every level into the course. The development of hard and soft skills helps to educate the whole person.
 Renewed focus on student success
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 Revised exercise sets
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Intermediate Algebra Program with Digital Integration
Intermediate Algebra offers a curriculum that balances the instruction of upperlevel math with the cultivation of students and their success.
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MartinGay brings a supportive approach to teaching math skills that helps put students at ease through challenging material and grows their abilities as students.
Current Relevance
Much of the learning material is built off of and applies to reallife scenarios. The familiarity helps keep students engaged by showing them the ways math can help them understand the world.
Conceptual Reinforcement
The curriculum’s structure includes exercises and skills checks throughout and at the end of each chapter, so teachers can gauge student progress.
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While the course provides structure and definite learning goals, there is remarkable flexibility in how study plans can be built according to fit each student.
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Concept ChecksConcept Checks help students gauge their grasp of an idea as it is presented and then prevent misconceptions.

Exercise SetsExercise sets include Guided Applications, Mixed Practice, Concept Extension, and Vocabulary, Readiness, and Video Checks.

Study SkillsA study skills focus helps students make the most of their study time. Resources include Section 1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics, a Video Notebook to encourage good notetaking, and study skills resources.

EndofChapter MaterialEndofchapter material helps students reinforce concepts in the most teachable moment. Getting Ready for the Test exercises help students check their understanding and avoid common errors.

Carefully Paired ExercisesThoroughly examined and revised Exercise Sets feature a special focus on carefully pairing even and oddnumbered exercises.

RealLife ApplicationsReallife applications and data are made current to keep content relevant for today’s students. Updated applications include social media use, stock share prices, and job growth predictions.

Updated ActivitiesUpdated Extension Exercises, Exploration Activities, Conceptual Exercises, and Group Activities are provided in the Key Concept Activity Workbook, also available through MyMathLab for School.

Video NotebookThe Video Notebook has been updated to reflect updates made to the video lectures. This notetaking guide workbook provides students with the allimportant skill of taking and keeping organized notes. It covers all video examples in order and gives prompts with ample space to note definitions and rules.
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Elayn MartinGay Author BioElayn MartinGay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.
Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn MartinGay developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation materials for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in her series. She has also created Chapter Test Prep Videos to help students during their most "teachable moment" (as they prepare for a test) along with InstructortoInstructor Videos that provide teaching tips, hints, and suggestions for every developmental mathematics course including basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra.
Elayn is the author of 13 published textbooks and a new Interactive Assignment MyMathLab® for School course, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses. She has also published series in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. She has participated as an author across a broad range of educational materials: textbooks, videos, tutorial software, and courseware. This provides an opportunity for various combinations for an integrated teaching and learning package offering great consistency for the student. 
Table of Contents
 Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
 1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics
 1.2 Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers
 1.3 Operations on Real Numbers and Order of Operations
 Integrated Review: Algebraic Expressions and Operations on Whole Numbers
 1.4 Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
 Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
 2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable
 2.2 An Introduction to Problem Solving
 2.3 Formulas and Problem Solving
 2.4 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving
 Integrated Review: Linear Equations and Inequalities
 2.5 Compound Inequalities
 2.6 Absolute Value Equations
 2.7 Absolute Value Inequalities
 Graphs and Functions
 3.1 Graphing Equations
 3.2 Introduction to Functions
 3.3 Graphing Linear Functions
 3.4 The Slope of a Line
 3.5 Equations of Lines
 Integrated Review: Linear Equations in Two Variables
 3.6 Graphing PiecewiseDefined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions
 3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities
 Systems of Equations
 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
 4.3 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
 Integrated Review: Systems of Linear Equations
 4.4 Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices
 4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities
 Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions
 5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation
 5.2 More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation
 5.3 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
 5.4 Multiplying Polynomials
 5.5 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
 5.6 Factoring Trinomials
 5.7 Factoring by Special Products
 Integrated Review: Operations on Polynomials and Factoring Strategies
 5.8 Solving Equations by Factoring and Problem Solving
 Rational Expressions
 6.1 Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 6.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
 6.3 Simplifying Complex Fractions
 6.4 Dividing Polynomials: Long Division and Synthetic Division
 6.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
 Integrated Review: Expressions and Equations Containing Rational Expressions
 6.6 Rational Equations and Problem Solving
 6.7 Variation and Problem Solving
 Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
 7.1 Radicals and Radical Functions
 7.2 Rational Exponents
 7.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
 7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
 7.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions
 Integrated Review: Radicals and Rational Exponents
 7.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
 7.7 Complex Numbers
 Quadratic Equations and Functions
 8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
 8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
 8.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
 Integrated Review: Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
 8.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
 8.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
 8.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 9.1 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions
 9.2 Inverse Functions
 9.3 Exponential Functions
 9.4 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions
 9.5 Logarithmic Functions
 9.6 Properties of Logarithms
 Integrated Review: Functions and Properties of Logarithms
 9.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
 9.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving
 Conic Sections
 10.1 The Parabola and the Circle
 10.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
 Integrated Review: Graphing Conic Sections
 10.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
 10.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
 11.1 Sequences
 11.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
 11.3 Series
 Integrated Review: Sequences and Series
 11.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
 11.5 The Binomial Theorem
 Appendix A: Geometry
 Appendix B: Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions
 Appendix C: Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants
 Appendix D: An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility
Student Resources
Study Skills Builders
Bigger Picture: Study Guide Outline
Practice Final Exam
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