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**KEY BENEFIT** **Math Lit**, by Kathleen Almy and Heather Foes, offers an accelerated pathway through developmental math. Through its emphasis on contextual problem solving, the Almy/Foes text and its accompanying MyMathLab(R) course help readers gain the mathematical maturity necessary to be successful in a college-level non-STEM math class. Readers work through carefully designed explorations, activities, and instruction to garner a greater conceptual understanding of the major themes of numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. Enhancements in the Second Edition have increased the versatility and ease of use.

**KEY TOPICS** The BP Oil Spill: Focus Problem; Getting Started: Reviewing Prealgebra; Hello, My Name Is: Graphing Points; A Tale of Two Numbers: Ratios and Proportions; Chances Are: Probability Basics; It's All Relative: Understanding Integers; Sign and Size: Integer Operations; An Ounce of Prevention: Means; Picture This: Making and Interpreting Graphs; Two by Two: Scatterplots 79; Multiply vs. Divide: Converting Units; Up and Down: Percent Change; The X Factor: Algebraic Terminology; General Number: Recognizing Patterns; Social Network: Linear and Exponential Change; Infinity and Beyond: Perimeter and Area; Predicting a Child's Height: Focus Problem; Rule of Thumb: Weighted Means; Measure Up: Basic Exponent Rules; Count Up: Adding Polynomials; A Winning Formula: Applying Order of Operations; Does Order Matter: Rewriting Expressions; Fair Share: Distributive Property; Seat Yourself: Equivalent Expressions; Parts of Speech: Using Operations Correctly; A Fine Balance: Verifying Solutions; Separate but Equal: Solving Simple Equations; A State of Equality: More Equation Solving; Quarter Wing Night: Writing and Solving Equations; Outwit and Outlast: Using Proportions; Three of a Kind: Pythagorean Theorem; What Are the Odds?: Theoretical Probability; Size Up: Volume and Surface Area; Deciding to Run: Focus Problem; What's Trending: Correlation; Constant Change: Slope; Shortest Path: Distance Formula; More or Less: Linear Relationships; Get in Line: Slope-Intercept Form; Chain, Chain, Chain: Writing Linear Equations; Going Viral: Exponential Functions; Untangling the Knot: Solving Nonlinear Equations; Hot and Cold: Rewriting Formulas; A Common Goal: Greatest Common Factors; Thinking Outside the Box: Factoring Quadratic Expressions; A Formula for Success: The Quadratic Formula; Systematic Thinking: Graphing and Substitution; Opposites Attract: Elimination; The Turning Point: Quadratic Functions; Measuring Temperature Variability: Focus Problem; A Matter of Change: Dimensional Analysis; Little Giants: Scientific and Engineering Notation; A Model Approach: Negative Exponents; Variation on a Theme: Standard Deviation; An Order of Magnitude: Understanding Logarithmic Scales; Straight to the Point: Direct Variation; Gas Up and Go: Inverse Variation; Ghost in the Machine: Function Notation; What's Your Function? Vertical Line Test, Domain, and Range; An Important Point: Vertex Form of a Quadratic Function; A Survey of Trig: Trigonometric Functions

**MARKET** For anyone interested in This text provides a one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester developmental algebra sequence for non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students, which prepares non-STEM students to move directly into liberal arts math or introductory statistics, while preparing STEM students for intermediate algebra..

**013430408X / 9780134304083 Math Lit plus MyMath Lab -- Access Card Package ** **Package consists of: ** - 0134433114 / 9780134433110 Math Lit
- 0321262522 / 9780321262523 MyMathLab -- Valuepack Access Card