Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, 7th Edition © 2023

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, published by Pearson, is built on the idea that every student can succeed. Through clear writing and teaching a combination of hard and soft skills, the program teaches both algebraic fundamentals and what it means to be a student.

  • Updated and enhanced design
  • Tightened connection between math skills and study skills
  • Up-to-date, relevant presentation
  • Continued pedagogical innovation

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Program with Digital Resources

From basic equations to logarithmic functions, develop a strong foundation in algebra with a welcoming introductory program


Clear Understanding in Real-Time

Concept checks help students gauge their grasp of an idea as it is presented to prevent early misconceptions from becoming later problems.


Relevance to the Modern Learner

Updated applications for the math students learn include social media use, stock share prices, and job growth predictions. The new data keeps students interested and engaged throughout the course


Focus on Learning Abilities

A study skills focus helps students make the most of study time. Resources include Section 1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics, a Video Notebook to encourage good note-taking, and guidance in MyMathLab.


Structured for Learning

Students are at their most teachable when preparing for a test. End-of-chapter materials use that motivation to reinforce concepts, check understanding, and avoid errors.

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Teaching Solutions

  • Applying the Math
  • Video-Based Instruction
  • Prerequisite Catch-up
  • Fostering a New Mindset
  • Exercise Sets
    Exercise sets include Guided Applications, Mixed Practice, Concept Extension, and Vocabulary, Readiness, and Video Checks.
  • Revised Exercises
    Thoroughly examined and revised Exercise Sets feature a special focus on carefully pairing even- and odd-numbered exercises.
  • Updated Activities
    Updated Extension Exercises, Exploration Activities, Conceptual Exercises, and Group Activities are provided in the Key Concept Activity Workbook. The workbook is available through MyMathLab for School.
  • Video Notebook Updates
    Updates to the Video Notebook reflect changes in the video lectures. This note-taking guide workbook provides students with the all-important skill of taking and keeping organized notes. It covers all video examples in order and gives prompts with ample space to note definitions and rules.
  • Section Lecture Videos
    All new Section Lecture Videos merge study strategies with the math instruction, allowing instructors to include study skills in their course without taking up valuable time. These videos introduce common errors and study tips along with the mathematics.
  • Additional Video Resources
    Other video resources include Getting Ready for the Test video solutions and Chapter Test Prep solutions, both of which help students in their most teachable moment, and Student Success Tip videos.
  • Integrated Review
    Integrated Review in MyMathLab for School helps students who need a refresher on prerequisite skills. Premade assignments include a Chapter Skills Check and a follow-up personalized homework that focuses on the topics each student needs. Videos and worksheets offer more instruction where students may need extra help.
  • Mindset Module
    A new Mindset module includes assignable growth mindset-focused videos and exercises that help students keep a positive attitude about learning, value their own ability to grow, and view mistakes as learning opportunities.

Empower Your Math Students with the MyMathLab® Platform from Pearson


MyMathLab® for School from Pearson empowers students through personalized learning with immediate feedback and flexible course designs.

More About Beginning & Intermediate Algebra

  • Elayn Martin-Gay Author Bio
    Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.

    Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn Martin-Gay developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation materials for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in her series. She has also created Chapter Test Prep Videos to help students during their most "teachable moment" (as they prepare for a test) along with Instructor-to-Instructor Videos that provide teaching tips, hints, and suggestions for every developmental mathematics course including basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra.

    Elayn is the author of 13 published textbooks and a new Interactive Assignment MyMathLab for School course, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses. She has also published series in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. She has participated as an author across a broad range of educational materials: textbooks, videos, tutorial software, and courseware. This provides an opportunity for various combinations for an integrated teaching and learning package offering great consistency for the student.
  • Table of Contents
    1. Review of Real Numbers

    2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

    3. Graphing

    4. Solving Systems of Linear Equations

    5. Exponents and Polynomials

    6. Factoring Polynomials

    7. Rational Expressions

    8. More on Functions and Graphs

    9. Inequalities and Absolute Value

    10. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

    11. Quadratic Equations and Functions

    12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

    13. Conic Sections

    14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem


    Appendix A: Operations on Decimals/Table of Percent, Decimal, and Fraction Equivalents

    Appendix B: Review of Algebra Topics

    Appendix C: An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility

    Appendix D: Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices

    Appendix E: Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants

    Appendix F: Mean, Median, Mode

    Appendix G: Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles

    Student Resources

    Study Skill Builders

    Bigger Picture: Study Guide Outline

    Practice Final Exam

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