Posted: January 18, 2017 | Updated: March 27, 2019
Author: Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College
Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester prealgebra course. The text introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. Prealgebra follows a nontraditional approach in its presentation of content. The beginning, in particular, is presented as a sequence of small steps so that students gain confidence in their ability to succeed in the course. The order of topics was carefully planned to emphasize the logical progression throughout the course and to facilitate a thorough understanding of each concept. As new ideas are presented, they are explicitly related to previous topics.
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Prealgebra (OpenStax) by Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
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