Gregg Waterman
Department of Mathematics
Oregon Institute of Technology

Open Source Intermediate Algebra Textbook

General Approach
The text is based on the assumption that students taking Intermediate Algebra in college should work on fundamental skills needed for success in College Algebra. The focus is on simplifying expressions, solving equations, and graphing basic functions without use of a graphing calculator. Some points of emphasis throughout are

I have personally used this text many times, and several of my colleagues have used it as well.

Pedagogical Features
The text is structured in such a way as to have students encounter solving of all types of equations and graphing functions as early as possible. This causes a break with the standard structure encountered in publisher's texts. Here are some features of the text:

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