Classical educators love this dialectic approach to algebra, and students will enjoy the full color text with well placed examples, explanations, and humorous illustrations. Elementary Algebra by Jacobs is the best algebra text we have found! Jacobs is a genius, sharing with students a thorough explanation of "why" before tackling the "how." The text guides students to interact with concepts using real-world examples, ensuring they will know exactly how to apply the material they are learning to both real life and other academic subjects.
Chapters cover fundamental operations, functions and graphs, integers, rational numbers, equations in one and two variables, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, square roots, quadratic equations, real numbers, fractional equations, inequalities, and number sequences. Review for the midterm and final exams is built in, too. Select solutions are provided in the text with full answers available in the Elementary Algebra Solutions Manual. The Elementary Algebra Teacher's Guide is also required to complete the course.