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Algebra 1 5th edition (2010) Review by Cathy Duffy
10 DVDs, hardbound text, student solutions guide, and student technical support - $419
The textbook for this course is Elementary Algebra by Larson and Hostetler published by Cengage Learning. This is a traditional course targeted toward the average student. Mosely's thorough presentations plus the combination of DVD instruction with textbook reinforcement should make it easy for most students to master algebra while working independently through the course. In addition the Student Solutions Guide will help when both students and parents are stumped.
While this text does not incorporate geometry instruction it does include algebraic applications in geometry and the appendix lists "Further Concepts in Geometry." The Algebra 1 course has lessons and exercises for using a graphing calculator. In addition, the book's appendix adds sections on graphing calculators, geometry, and statistics, but the appendix sections are not included on video. The appendix also has an Index of Applications which lists hundreds of application problems in biology, business, chemistry, and physics.
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