Algebra Foundations
by Ginny Crisonino and Stephen L. Slavin
Algebra Foundations is an introductorylevel text designed to ease students into foundational math concepts, teaching through examples and formatted to encourage active learning and knowledge retention.
Illustrative examples introduce topics and are followed by a brief set of practice problems for students to work through in realtime with subsequent stepbystep solutions provided. Each round of annotated examples and practice problems increase in difficulty as students progress through the content to the final Workbook (homework) exercise set. This participatory approach to learning each topic through thoroughly explained examples and targeted application ensures concept mastery.
Additional features include Strategies for Academic Success to develop soft skills like note taking, time management, and the ability to overcome test anxiety; Application Exercises to bridge connections between concepts and realworld situations; Challenge Problems to push student understanding with a higher degree of difficulty; Chapter Review exercises and Chapter Tests to provide comprehensive exam prep.
Formats: Software, Textbook, eBook
Product  ISBN 

Software + eBook  9781642774528 
Software + eBook + Textbook  9781642774511 
Student Resources
Strategies for Academic SuccessTable of Contents

Chapter 0: Strategies for Academic Success
 0.1 How to Read a Math Textbook
 0.2 Tips for Success in a Math Course
 0.3 Tips for Improving Math Test Scores
 0.4 Practice, Patience, and Persistence!
 0.5 Note Taking
 0.6 Do I Need a Math Tutor?
 0.7 Tips for Improving Your Memory
 0.8 Overcoming Anxiety
 0.9 Online Resources
 0.10 Preparing for a Final Math Exam
 0.11 Managing Your Time Effectively

Chapter 1: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
 1.1 Place Value
 1.2 Rounding
 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
 1.4 Applications
 Chapter 1 Review
 Chapter 1 Tests

Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers
 2.1 Multiplying Whole Numbers
 2.2 Exponents
 2.3 Squares and Roots of Whole Numbers
 2.4 Dividing Whole Numbers
 2.5 Arithmetic Properties
 2.6 Order of Operations Applied to Whole Numbers
 2.7 Applications
 Chapter 2 Review
 Chapter 2 Tests

Chapter 3: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 3.1 Picturing Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Improper Fractions
 3.2 Prime Factorization and Reducing Fractions
 3.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 3.4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 3.5 Complex Fractions and the Order of Operations Applied to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 3.6 Applications
 Chapter 3 Review
 Chapter 3 Tests

Chapter 4: Decimals
 4.1 Place Value
 4.2 Rounding Decimals
 4.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
 4.4 Multiplying Decimals
 4.5 Dividing Decimals
 4.6 Square Roots of Decimals
 4.7 Order of Operations Applied to Decimals
 4.8 Applications
 Chapter 4 Review
 Chapter 4 Tests

Chapter 5: Conversions, Ratios, and Proportions
 5.1 Fraction and Decimal Conversions
 5.2 Rate and Ratio
 5.3 Length, Distance, and Weight
 5.4 Unit Pricing
 5.5 Dimensional Analysis
 5.6 Solving Equations by Division
 5.7 Proportions
 Chapter 5 Review
 Chapter 5 Tests

Chapter 6: Percents
 6.1 What Are Percents?
 6.2 Basic Percent Problems
 6.3 Solving Percent Word Problems
 6.4 Applications
 Chapter 6 Review
 Chapter 6 Tests

Chapter 7: Introduction to Geometry
 7.1 Perimeter and Area
 7.2 Circles
 7.3 Volume
 7.4 Applications
 Chapter 7 Review
 Chapter 7 Tests

Chapter 8: Signed Numbers
 8.1 Basic Notation
 8.2 Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers
 8.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
 8.4 Order of Operations Applied to Signed Numbers
 8.5 Applications
 8.6 The Real Number System
 Chapter 8 Review
 Chapter 8 Tests

Chapter 9: Exponents and Algebraic Expressions
 9.1 Basic Rules of Exponents Applied to Multiplication
 9.2 Algebraic Substitution
 9.3 Combining Like Terms and the Distributive Property
 9.4 Translating Words into Mathematical Symbols
 Chapter 9 Review
 Chapter 9 Tests

Chapter 10: Linear Equations and Inequalities
 10.1 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
 10.2 Notations and Graphs of Inequalities
 10.3 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 10.4 Applications
 Chapter 10 Review
 Chapter 10 Tests

Chapter 11: Fractional Expressions
 11.1 Reducing Fractional Expressions
 11.2 Multiplying and Dividing Fractional Expressions
 11.3 Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
 11.4 Solving Fractional Equations and Inequalities
 11.5 Ratios and Proportions
 Chapter 11 Review
 Chapter 11 Tests

Chapter 12: Negative Exponents and Polynomials
 12.1 More Basic Rules of Exponents
 12.2 Zero and Negative Exponents
 12.3 Scientific Notation
 12.4 Introduction to Polynomials, Multiplying Polynomials, and Special Product Rules
 Chapter 12 Review
 Chapter 12 Tests

Chapter 13: Factoring, Solving Equations by Factoring, and Division of Polynomials
 13.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
 13.2 The Difference of Two Squares and the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
 13.3 Factoring Trinomials: Leading Coefficient is One
 13.4 Factoring Trinomials: Leading Coefficient is NOT One
 13.5 Solving Equations by Factoring
 13.6 Dividing Polynomials
 Chapter 13 Review
 Chapter 13 Tests

Chapter 14: Rational Expressions
 14.1 Reducing Rational Expressions
 14.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 14.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions and Solving Rational Equations and Inequalities
 14.4 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
 14.5 Simplifying Complex Fractions
 14.6 Solving Literal equations
 14.7 Applications
 Chapter 14 Review
 Chapter 14 Tests

Chapter 15: Graphing, Writing, and Interpreting Linear Equations
 15.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphing Linear Equations
 15.2 Finding and Intepreting the Slope of a Linear Equation
 15.3 Writing the Equation of a Line
 Chapter 15 Review
 Chapter 15 Tests

Chapter 16: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
 16.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using the Graphing Method
 16.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Elimnation and Substitution Methods
 16.3 Applications
 Chapter 16 Review
 Chapter 16 Tests

Chapter 17: Simplifying Radical Expressions and Solving Radical Equations
 17.1 The Basics
 17.2 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
 17.3 Multiplying Radical Expressions and Rationalizing Denominators
 17.4 Solving Radical Equations
 Chapter 17 Review
 Chapter 17 Tests

Chapter 18: Quadratic Equations
 18.1 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Factoring Method
 18.2 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Method
 18.3 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Completing the Square Method
 18.4 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
 18.5 Graphing Quadratic Equations and Applications of Quadratic Equations
 18.6 Complex Numbers and Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations
 Chapter 18 Review
 Chapter 18 Tests