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Textbook: Basic College Arithmetic, 7th Ed., by Lial, Salzman, and Hestwood.

There is no need to purchase a textbook, as textbooks will be available on loan from the library.

Prealgebra Textbook

Each semester, every student in Prealgebra at the College receives a free copy of the textbook and solutions manual on CD. To help you get started using the textbook on the CD, watch the video Getting Started with the Prealgebra Text.

The latest version of the textbook is also available online

Printed Versions of the Prealgebra Textbook

For those who prefer a printed version of the textbook, there are two different printed packages which can be ordered from lulu.com.

  • Textbook: This package includes the entire textbook, i.e., exposition, exercises, answers to the odd-numbered problems, and an index. Solutions for the exercises are not included in this package. To purchase from lulu.com, go HERE
  • Solutions Manual: This package contains just the detailed solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the textbook. To purchase from lulu.com, go to This Page

All printed packages are bound paperback books in black-and-white.

If you order from lulu.com during the summer, you are granted free shipping for all purchases over $20. To purchase both the textbook and solution manual costs $40, so you will be granted free shipping. However,

  • Free shipping is by U.S. Mail and can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks. In my case, it took 13 days to receive my copies from the time I ordered them online until the time I received them at my home.
  • Other forms of shipping are available for an additional price.

Each semester, every student in Math 380 at the College receives a free copy of the textbook and solutions manual on CD.

The latest version of the textbook is also available online

Printed Versions of the Elementary Algebra Textbook

For those who prefer a printed version of the textbook, there are two different printed packages which can be ordered from lulu.com.

  • Textbook: This package includes the entire textbook, i.e., exposition, exercises, answers to the odd-numbered problems, and an index. Solutions for the exercises are not included in this package.
  • Solutions Manual: This package contains just the detailed solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the textbook.

All printed packages are bound paperback books in black-and-white.

If you order from lulu.com during the summer, you are granted free shipping for all purchases over $20. To purchase both the textbook and solution manual costs $38, so you will be granted free shipping. However,

  • Free shipping is by U.S. Mail and can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks. In my case, it took 13 days to receive my copies from the time I ordered them online until the time I received them at my home.
  • Other forms of shipping are available for an additional price.
Information coming soon

An intermediate algebra course design for students planning to go into Social Sciences or Business. This course explores data-driven problems that are solved with algebraic techniques. Students who successfully complete this course can go on to take Statistics (Math 15), College Algebra (Math 30), Trigonometry (Math 25), and Contemporary Mathematics (Math 5). 

Example of Textbooks:

Intermediate Algebra: Functions & Authentic Applications, 4th ed. by Jay Lehmann 

 Intermediate Algebra through Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd ed. by Akst and Bragg

In the summer of 2006, work was completed on the first edition of the Intermediate Algebra text. Each semester, every student in intermediate algebra at the College receives a free copy of the text and solutions manual on CD. The current versions of the text and solutions manual have not changed since the Fall of 2007. If you have or purchase an edition that says "Fall 2007," please note that this is the version that will be used in Spring 2009. The complete textbook is available online at: MATH 120 Textbook

Further notes regarding the textbook:

  • On the first day of class, all students enrolled in Math 120 will receive a free copy of the textbook on a CD.
  • Printed versions are available in the College bookstore. If copies are not in stock, you may have to order the text at the Information Booth in the bookstore and pick it up in a day or two.
  • There is an errata page for the textbook where we are compiling errors. See: Errata List
  • To help study for chapter exams, try the chapter review exercises. These are also keyed to the textbook.

Important Links

  • Textbook: Using and Understanding Mathematics, 4th ed., by Bennett and Briggs. There is no need to purchase a textbook, as textbooks will be available on loan from the library.
  • Math Lab: Math 5L is the Math Lab course for Math 5 students.
  • Textbook: The current textbook for the course is Algebra and Trigonometry (7th edition), by Sullivan, published by Prentice Hall, ISBN #0131430734. This book can be used for both Math 30 and Math 25.
  • A limited number of textbooks are available on loan from the library. The textbook can also be purchased very inexpensively from various online book sellers.
    • Recommended: Student Solutions Manual for the 7th edition, ISBN #0131430793
    Alternate version of the textbook: You can purchase the 8th edition instead (ISBN #0132329034). The 8th edition can also be purchased very inexpensively from various online book sellers.
    • Recommended: Student Solutions Manual for the 8th edition, ISBN #0132321246
  • Textbook Correlation Guides:
  • Math Lab: Math 52L is the Math Lab course for Math 25 students.

The current textbook for the course is Algebra and Trigonometry (7th edition), by Sullivan, published by Prentice Hall, ISBN #0131430734.

This book can be used for both Math 30 and Math 25.

A limited number of textbooks are available on loan from the library. The textbook can also be purchased very inexpensively from various online book sellers.

  • Recommended: Student Solutions Manual for the 7th edition, ISBN #0131430793

 

Alternate version of the textbook: You can purchase the 8th edition instead (ISBN #0132329034). The 8th edition can also be purchased very inexpensively from various online book sellers.

  • Recommended: Student Solutions Manual for the 8th edition, ISBN #0132321246

 

Textbook Support

Correlation Guides. Because two editions of the textbook can be used in the class, we've published correlation guides for sections and exercises.

Information coming soon

Textbook information can be found at the following link:

Textbook Information

Sample Quizzes

To get some sense of the type of quizzes that will be administered in Differential Calculus, take a look at the following page:

Sample Quizzes

Textbook: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5th Edition, Stewart, Thompson Brooks/Cole Publishers.

The mathematics department has determined that the rising costs in textbooks presents a barrier to many students education in mathematics. Typically, a new calculus text runs in the neighborhood of $200, and constant new editions of the text seem to appear every two years, adding to the rising costs of the textbook. Consequently, the mathematics department is instituting a new policy for textbooks for its calculus sequence.

The deparment has purchased 100 copies (we'll add more during the semester) and have put them in the library. If you do not have a textbook, you may check one out at the library. You are responsible to turn the book in at the end of the semester in good condition, as you would be with any other library book. A list of calculus students has been given to the library, so you'll need to identify yourself with photo ID and CR Library card. The calculus books will only be checked out to registered calculus students.

If you prefer to buy your textbook, we recommend that you search online. Make sure you get Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5th Edition, by James Stewart, Brooks Cole Publishers.The ISBN on my text is 0-534-39321-7. For example:

Amazon search: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5ed., James Stewart, Brooks Cole Publishing.

Campusbooks.com search: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 5ed., James Stewart, Brooks Cole Publishing

It's really important that you get the correct ISBN 0-534-39421-7. Note that this edition contains the multivariable calculus material needed if you intend to take Math 50C, multivariable calculus.

Solution manuals are not available in the library, but they are available online.
For example:

It's really important that you get the correct ISBN: 0-534-393330.

Be sure to visit this page often, as there will be frequent updates to the information provided.

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Activities

The Math Lab course is a variable-unit, repeatable (up to four times), credit/no credit course that allows students access to various help resources. These resources include:

  • one-to-one help from peer tutors
  • additional tutorial assistance from CR math instructors
  • computers (with internet access) and printers
  • textbooks, solution manuals, videos, and other reference materials

Math 52 is the version of the Math Lab course for students in Math 15, 30, 25, 50A, or 50B.

What are the minimum requirements to receive credit for the Math Lab?

  • You must attend a minimum of 22.5 hours in the Math Lab for each 1/2 unit of credit you are enrolled in:
    • 1/2 credit = 22.5 hours (average 1.5 hours per week)
    • 1 credit = 45 hours (average 3 hours per week)
  • You must complete a moderate set of online assignments with an average of at least 70%.

Where is the Math Lab, and when is it open?

  • Eureka campus: The Math Lab is located in the Academic Support Center, at the west end of the library. It is open 9am-5pm on Monday-Thursday and 9am-3pm on Friday.
  • Del Norte campus: The Math Lab is located in the Academic Support Center. Contact Mike Haley for the current lab hours.

How do I enroll in Math 52?

  • First register for the course via WebAdvisor or by visiting the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Then go to the Math Lab and meet with the lab coordinator or the mathematics instructor who is working there. You will need to fill out a Math Lab contract so that your information can be entered into the computer time-tracking system. Also, you must read the Math Lab rules and policies.
  • On every subsequent visit to the lab, remember to log in on the Math Lab computer, and log out when you leave.
Note: This course is open enrollment, which means that you can add the course rather late in the semester, or increase from 0.5 credits to 1 credit.
Division Information

Mathematics, Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences

 Dave Bazard, Dean

 Cindy Anderson

707-476-4211

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