Intended for developmental math courses in beginning 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.< /p> < ul> < li> < i> New!< /i> < i> Interactive Exercises< /i> appear at the beginning of an objective& #039; s exercise set (when appropriate), and provide students with guided practice on some of the objective& #039; s underlying principles.< li> < i> New!< /i> < i> Think About It< /i> Exercises are conceptual in nature and appear near the end of an objective& #039; s exercise set. They ask the students to think about the objective& #039; s concepts, make generalizations, and apply them to more abstract problems. The focus is on mental mathematics, not calculation or computation, and help students synthesize concepts.< li> < i> New!< /i> < i> Important Points< /i> have been highlighted to capture students& #039; attention. With these signposts, students are able to recognize what is most important and to study more efficiently.< li> < i> New!< /i> A Concepts of Geometry section has been added to Chapter 1.< li> < i> New!< /i> Coverage of operations on fractions has been changed in Section 1.3 so that multiplication and division of rationalnumbers are presented first, followed by addition and subtraction< li> < i> New!< /i> A Complex Numbers section has been added to Chapter 11, & quot; Quadratic Equations.& quot; < li> < i> New Media!< /i> Two key components have been added to the technology package: HM Testing (powered by Diploma) and, as part of the Eduspace course management tool, HM Assess, an online diagnostic assessment tool.