Intermediate Algebra (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Richard N. Aufmann; Joanne S. Lockwood
  • ISBN-13: 9781133365648 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 784 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

Intended for developmental math courses in intermediate algebra, this text retains the hallmark features that have made the Aufmann texts market leaders: an interactive approach in an objective-based framework: a clear writing style, and an emphasis on problem-solving strategies. The acclaimed Aufmann Interactive Method, allows students to try a skill as it is introduced with matched-pair examples, offering students immediate feedback, reinforcing the concept, identifying problem areas, and, overall, promoting student success.


  • Getting Ready exercises provide students with guided practice on the underlying principles of various objectives.
  • Think About It Exercises are conceptual in nature. They ask students to think about a concept, make generalizations, and apply them to more abstract problems. The focus is on mental mathematics, not calculation or computation, and help students synthesize concepts.
  • Important Points are highlighted to capture students' attention. With these signposts, students are able to recognize what is most important and helps them to study more efficiently.

About the Contributor

  • Richard N. Aufmann

    Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

  • Joanne S. Lockwood

    Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.

Table of Contents

1. Review of Real Numbers
2. First Degree Equations and Inequalities
3. Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables
4. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
5. Polynomials and Exponents
6. Rational Expressions
7. Rational Exponents and Radicals
8. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
9. Functions and Relations
10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
11. Sequences and Series
12. Conic Sections

New to this Edition

  • Prep Tests now appear at the start of each chapter. The Prep Tests will help students determine those skills in which they may already be proficient versus those skills which may need to be reviewed further before they can successfully complete the work in the upcoming chapter.
  • Focus on Success appears at the beginning of each chapter and offers practical tips for improving study habits and performance on tests and exams.
  • How It's Used boxes present scenarios from the real world that demonstrate the utility of selected concepts from the text.
  • The Focus On feature alerts students to a specific type of problem they must master to succeed with the homework exercises or a test. These problems are accompanied by detailed explanations for each step of the solution.
  • The definition/key concepts boxes are newly revised. They now contain examples to illustrate how each definition or key concept applies in practice.
  • Try Exercise prompts are given at the end of each Example/Problem pairing and correspond with exercises in the section-ending Exercises. By following the prompts, students can immediately apply techniques presented in worked examples to homework exercises.
  • Concept check exercises appear at the beginning of each section-ending exercise set. They promote conceptual understanding. Completing these exercises will help students deepen their understanding of the concepts being addressed.
  • In the News exercises are application exercises found throughout most sections of the text. They are based on newsworthy data and facts and are often drawn from current events.
  • Projects or Group Activities appear at the end of each set of exercises. These may be assigned to students to complete individually, or they may be assigned as group activities.
  • The end of chapter Summary has been revised. The Key Words and Essential Rules and Procedures are now mapped to specific page numbers, objectives, and examples for review.
  • Easily write, edit and update your syllabus with the Aufmann/Lockwood Syllabus Creator. This software program allows you to create your new syllabus in 6 easy steps: select the required course objectives, add your contact information, course information, student expectations, the grading policy, dates and location, and your course outline. And now you have your syllabus!


Teacher Components

  • Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133112374 | ISBN-13: 9781133112372)
    Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.
    Price = 72.50
  • Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133112390 | ISBN-13: 9781133112396)
    The Student Workbook contains all of the assessments, activities, and worksheets from the Instructor's Resource Binder for classroom discussions, in-class activities, and group work.
    Price = 46.00

Student Supplements

  • Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133112374 | ISBN-13: 9781133112372)
    Go beyond the answers--see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text. This gives you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.
    Price = 72.50
  • Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133112390 | ISBN-13: 9781133112396)
    Get a head-start. The Student Workbook contains assessments, activities, and worksheets for classroom discussions, in-class activities, and group work.
    Price = 46.00