Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning (Mathematics) by Sherri Messersmith

By Sherri Messersmith

"After having written 5 developmental algebra textbooks, i made a decision to staff up with Larry Perez from Saddleback collage in California to put in writing a paperback sequence starting with easy university Math or mathematics. we all know, first-hand, that instructing developmental arithmetic is ready a lot more than the maths. at the present time, a lot of our scholars also are in developmental interpreting and/or writing classes, in order that they do not learn good. Many scholars are terrible note-takers, have no idea the best way to read/use a textbook, have terrible examine talents, and feature by no means realized time-management talents. teachers understand significant reason behind excessive failure premiums in developmental math classes is because of the truth that a lot of our scholars have no idea how you can be students. they do not are looking to fail, they only have no idea tips on how to be successful! Larry and i've tailored what we do within the school room to attempt to handle the non-math wishes of our scholars. yet, we questioned, how will we do that in a textbook? input P.O.W.E.R.. P.O.W.E.R. is a five-step technique to advertise studying and important considering. every one step within the process--Prepare, set up, paintings, review, and Rethink--provides scholars with a confirmed framework that might aid them in attaining educational good fortune. P.O.W.E.R. maximizes the good fortune of scholars through the use of a research-based "best practices" strategy. it's a scientifically-based framework selling scholar good fortune, with each one step within the procedure in response to empirical study findings on the topic of scholars' educational functionality in a faculty environment"--

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A) Ϫ2 ϩ (Ϫ9) b) Ϫ48 ϩ (Ϫ67) Let’s review how to add numbers with different signs. 2 ϩ (Ϫ5) ϭ Ϫ3 Notice the use of parentheses when adding a negative number. and Ϫ8 ϩ 12 ϭ 4 Procedure Adding Numbers with Different Signs To add two numbers with different signs, find the absolute value of each number. Subtract the smaller absolute value from the larger. The sum will have the sign of the number with the larger absolute value. Let’s apply this to 2 ϩ (Ϫ5) and Ϫ8 ϩ 12. When adding numbers with different signs, the answer always has the sign of the number that is farthest from zero on the number line!

It is important to be able to approximate such square roots because sometimes it is necessary to estimate their places on a number line or on a Cartesian coordinate system when graphing. indd Page 23 01/11/12 5:38 PM user-f502 /207/MH01612/mes06279_disk1of1/0073406279/mes06279_pagefiles INTER— For the purposes of graphing, approximating a radical to the nearest tenth is sufficient. A calculator with a 1 key will give a better approximation of the radical. EXAMPLE 3 Find each square root, if possible.

Complete the given examples on your own. • Complete You Trys 1 and 2. 2 • Know what the 1 symbol represents and what Find Square Roots Ϫ1 represents. • Be able to identify the radicand and the type of solution you will obtain. • Complete the given example on your own. • Complete You Try 3. 3 • Memorize the Order of Operations. Write out the Use the Order of Operations procedure before you begin each problem. • Use a memory aid, such as Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, to help you remember the steps.

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