# Mathematics in Action An Introduction to Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical Problem Solving

**ISBN 13:**## 9780321444486

**ISBN 10:**## 0321444485

**Edition:**3rd**Format:**Paperback**Copyright:**02/05/2007**Publisher:**Pearson- Newer Edition

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Key Message: The second book of a three-part series,An Introduction to Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical Problem Solving, Third Edition, illustrates how mathematics arises naturally from everyday situations through updated and revised real-life activities and the accompanying practice exercises. Along with the activities and the exercises within the text, MathXL reg; and MyMathLabtrade; have been enhanced to create a better overall learning experience for the reader. Technology integrated throughout the text helps readers interpret real-life data algebraically, numerically, symbolically, and graphically. The active style of this book develops readers'mathematical literacy and builds a solid foundation for future study in mathematics and other disciplines. Key Topics: Number Sense; Introduction to Problem Solving with Whole Numbers; Problem Solving with Fractions and Decimals (Rational Numbers); Comparisons and Proportional Reasoning; Problem Solving with Signed Numbers; Variable Sense; Interpreting and Constructing Tables and Graphs; Solving Equations Numerically, Graphically, and Algebraically; Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving; Function Sense and Linear Functions; Function Sense; Introduction to Linear Functions; Problem Solving with Linear Functions; Systems of Two Linear Equations; An Introduction to Nonlinear Problem Solving; Mathematical Modeling Involving Polynomials; Problem Solving with Quadratic Equations; Other Nonlinear Functions Market: For all readers interested in Algebra.