Features and Benefits


  • Exceptionally clear and accessible presentation
  • Outstanding applications have been updated with real-world data.
  • Voice balloons offer the support and guidance of an instructor’s voice. These specific annotations clarify procedures and concepts.
  • Consistent Stepped-Out Examples are included throughout the text.
  • New Great Question! takes the content from each Study Tip from the previous edition and presents it in the context of a student question. Answers to the questions offer suggestions for problem solving, point out common errors to avoid, and provide informal hints and suggestions.
  • New Concept and Vocabulary Checks are 470 short answer exercises, mainly fill-in-the-blank and true/false items, that assess students’ understanding of the definitions and concepts presented in each section.
  • “Make Sense?” classroom discussion exercises contain four critical thinking exercises that foster participation in the learning process.
  • Course available in MathXL for School, the powerful online homework, assessment, and tutorial program, and MyMathLab for School, the fully digital course solution complete with eText, online assignments, multimedia, and more!