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ISBN-10 0321654846ISBN-13 9780321654847
ISBN-10 0-321-62107-7ISBN-13 978-0-321-62107-8
Author(s): Jay Lehmann
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 1040

Unique in its approach, the Lehmann Algebra Series uses curve fitting to model compelling, authentic situations, while answering the perennial question “But what is this good for?” Lehmann begins with interesting data sets, and then uses the data to find models and derive equations that fit the scenario. This interactive approach to the data helps students connect concepts and motivates them to learn. The curve-fitting approach encourages students to understand functions graphically, numerically, and symbolically. Because of the multi-faceted understanding that they gain, students are able to verbally describe the concepts related to functions.

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