College Algebra with Support, 2nd Edition
College Algebra with Support, 2nd Edition

College Algebra with Support, 2nd Edition

Lead Author(s): Andrea Hendricks

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This text is a college level algebra texts that builds upon a range of topics. Includes student study tips, prerequisite skills lessons, exercise sets, and a test bank.

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Key features in this textbook


College Algebra with Support introduces the content in a more approachable way with conversational and engaging writing.

Academic mindset lessons called Study with Purpose are included in most every section of the text.

Homework and additional questions for every section, great for tests, self-learning and other applications!

Comparison of College Algebra with Support textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s College Algebra with Support to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$103

Hardcover print text only

$288

Hardcover print text only

$83

E-text

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for College Algebra and is updated with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Links to videos and animations included in eBook

Lessons include learn, practice, certify sections with videos (not embedded)

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Built-in Interactive Assessment Questions

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

Assessment questions must be created through an assignment tool

Assessment questions must be created through an assignment tool

Practice and Certify sections follow Learn section

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Components are available but in different areas of platform

Components are available but in different areas of platform

Components are available but in different areas of platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

$103

E-text in MyLab Math

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

$288

Hardcover print text only

Hawkes Learning

$83

E-text

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets the standard for a College Algebra course and is updated with the latest content

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

Built-in Interactive Assessment Questions

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Andrea – College Algebra with Support (2nd ed.)

Pearson

Sullivan and Sullivan – College Algebra (4th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Miller and Gerken – College Algebra (2nd ed.)

Hawkes Learning

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Andrea HendricksFlorida State University

Andrea Hendricks received her M.S. in Pure Mathematics from Florida State University. She has taught at the college level for 27 years, and online for 18 years. She has received several awards for teaching and service to the institution and has published five traditional textbooks.

What you get from this textbook

An introductory textbook that includes topics that one would expect for students in a college-level course seeking a broad background in college algebra for students pursuing STEM fields.

This textbook includes just-in-time remediation topics for each college algebra lesson, an academic mindset and study skills lessons called Study with Purpose, and design ideas from successful, evidence-based pedagogies and strategies (problem-based learning, applications, case studies).

This textbook ascribes to the principle of “need to know,” in which sufficient background is presented to explain the ideas and information to the reader, and it makes topics understandable and lucid to the learner, aids the instructor in their tasks: succinctly, accurately and in an interesting way.

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A Note to Instructors

This text has been created to satisfy the corequisite model for College Algebra. The text includes a Study with Purpose lesson in each section. This lesson is designed to develop a student's academic mindset and to present evidence-based strategies that help students retain the material. The prerequisite skills sections present the specific topics students need to successfully complete the corresponding College Algebra material which is referred to as Core Content. The Prerequisite Skills (PS) and Core Content (CC) sections contain the textbook material with embedded questions and videos. The PS Exercises and CC Exercises are pages of homework for students to complete.

The text includes the following additional instructor resources.

1) Slide decks: The slide decks are PDF's of the Powerpoint presentations that correspond to the text. The slide decks have a corresponding problem for each worked example in the text. The slide decks have been uploaded into the Top Hat course for in-class presentations. The slide decks also include prepared questions that students can answer in the Top Hat platform for immediate feedback. 

The slide decks were not designed with the expectation that you will be able to work each example provided in the slide deck. Adjust them as needed.  You can delete slides that you do not need within Top Hat. To update or make changes to the slides, go to the Google Drive Instructor Resources folder to download the original PPT versions, make edits, save as a PDF and then Re-upload the slide deck into your Top Hat course. 

See the following support articles for more details on how to use the present feature in Top Hat.


2) Original PPTs, PPT Solutions, and PDFs: The  Google Drive Instructor Resources folder contains the original PowerPoint presentations for both the Prerequisite Skills and Core Content slide decks, solutions for each PPT presentation, and PDF versions (4 slides per page) of the blank PPTs and the PPT solutions. 

I recommend that you provide a copy of the PDF version of the PPT without solutions to your students in your LMS. Students can print the PDF version, bring them to class, and take notes as you present the slide deck in class. The PPTs have a blank page at the point where a Top Hat question appears. Students can use the blank page to write down the problem and work it in their notes. 

3) Unit Reviews: Unit Reviews are uploaded to the Instructor Resource folder in Top Hat with embedded questions. The original slide decks are available in the Google Drive Instructor Resources folder. There are four reviews: Sections 1 - 7, Sections 8 - 13, Sections 14 - 18, and Sections 19 - 25. 

4) Test Banks: The test banks for the prerequisite skills and core content objectives are provided in the Instructor Resources folder in Top Hat. You will find a page of questions arranged by objective for each section. Questions from these pages can be imported into other pages of Top Hat to create additional reviews, quizzes, or tests. See the Importing Existing Questions into Your Page section for more information.

5) Active Learning Activities: The  Google Drive Instructor Resources folder contains printable active learning activities that correspond to specific sections in the text. These active learning activities can be used to introduce or teach specific topics. A Word version, PDF version, and solutions for each activity are provided.

6) Prerequisite Worksheets: Worksheets (Word and PDF versions) for each of the prerequisite sections are provided in the  Google Drive Instructor Resources folder. These worksheets can be used as group activities in the support course to provide additional practice on the prerequisite skills.

Refer to Top Hat Support for more details on additional features of Top Hat.