Engineers looking for an accessible approach to calculus will appreciate Young’s introduction. The book offers a clear writing style that helps reduce any math anxiety they may have while developing their problem-solving skills. It incorporates Parallel Words and Math boxes that provide detailed annotations which follow a multi-modal approach. Your Turn exercises reinforce concepts by allowing them to see the connection between the exercises and examples. A five-step problem solving method is also used to help engineers gain a stronger understanding of word problems.

The Workshop Precalculus text is part of the successful Workshop Mathematics Project, based at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. It combines interactive teaching and collaborative learning such that students become active participants in the learning process. In this new text, this proven pedagogy is used to cover topics in precalculus: linear and quadratic functions, and trig functions, for example.

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Engineers looking for an accessible approach to calculus will appreciate Young’s introduction. The book offers a clear writing style that helps reduce any math anxiety they may have while developing their problem-solving skills. It incorporates Parallel Words and Math boxes that provide detailed annotations which follow a multi-modal approach. Your Turn exercises reinforce concepts by allowing them to see the connection between the exercises and examples. A five-step problem solving method is also used to help engineers gain a stronger understanding of word problems.

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A strong modelling approach and exposure to the use of functions as models of physical and social behaviour is the focus of this text. By placing emphasis on graphing technology, students are helped to explore mathematics and improve their problem-solving skills.

When these authors found that conventional textbooks just weren't meshing well with the graphing technology they were using in their classes, they went to the drawing board. Precalculus: Concepts in Context takes a fresh look at the content of precalculus and offers students a different approach to learning mathematics. It begins with the real world of experience--music, commerce, psychology, natural science, daily news, etc.--and uncovers the mathematics already present. The study of each new topic begins by examining the concept in a context from which the topic naturally arises.

The chapters in this volume convey insights from mathematics education research that have direct implications for anyone interested in improving teaching and learning in undergraduate mathematics. This synthesis of research on learning and teaching mathematics provides relevant information for any math department or individual faculty member who is working to improve introductory proof courses, the longitudinal coherence of precalculus through differential equations, students' mathematical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and students' understanding of fundamental ideas such as variable and rate of change. Other chapters include information about programs that have been successful in supporting students' continued study of mathematics. The authors provide many examples and ideas to help the reader infuse the knowledge from mathematics education research into mathematics teaching practice. University mathematicians and community college faculty spend much of their time engaged in work to improve their teaching. Frequently, they are left to their own experiences and informal conversations with colleagues to develop new approaches to support student learning and their continuation in mathematics. Over the past 30 years, research in undergraduate mathematics education has produced knowledge about the development of mathematical understandings and models for supporting students' mathematical learning. Currently, very little of this knowledge is affecting teaching practice. We hope that this volume will open a meaningful dialogue between researchers and practitioners toward the goal of realizing improvements in undergraduate mathematics curriculum and instruction.