Algebra: Form and Function

ISBN-13: 9781118449196

ISBN-10: 1118449193

Author: Deborah Hughes-Hallett, William G. McCallum, Patti Frazer Lock, David Lovelock, Eric Connally, Philip Cheifetz, Ann Davidian, Brigitte Lahme, Ellen Schmierer, Adam H. Spiegler, Ayse Sahin, Pat Shure, Carl Swenson, Elliot J. Marks

Edition: 2

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Paperback 456 pages
Algebra, Mathematics
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Acknowledged author Deborah Hughes-Hallett wrote Algebra: Form and Function comprising 456 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1118449193 and 9781118449196. Since then Algebra: Form and Function textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $26.08 or rent at the marketplace.


Algebra: Form and Function was designed based on the fundamental goal for a student to foster understanding of algebraic structure- that is, an understanding of how the arrangements of symbols allows us to predict, for example, the behavior of a function or the number of solutions to an equation. Mastering algebraic structure enables students to read algebraic expressions and equations in real-life contexts, not just manipulate them, and to choose which form or which operation will best suit the context.  It facilitates being able to translate back and forth between symbolic, graphical, numerical, and verbal representations. By balancing practice in manipulation and opportunities to see the big picture, Algebra: Form and Function offers a way for teachers to help students achieve real mastery of algebra.