Mastering College Algebra Through Drills
Authors: Leo L. Lactuan, Imelda R. Lactuan, Lerna L. Ayco, Juliana B. Arquero, Marichu G. Mozo, Mary Jane A. Bundac, Siote I. Wy
Algebra is believed to be the queen of Mathematics. It encompasses all the other fields of Mathematics. One specific subject is College Algebra which is a basic subject in Mathematics for college freshmen under the umbrella of General Education required subjects. The rich experiences of mathematics mentors find many students to be math lovers but a voluminous number are anxious about the topics covered in the said subject or related subjects.
The ultimate goal of the authors is to pave the way for optimism in facing the challenges of teaching or learning mathematics topics, particularly in College Algebra. Hopefully, the prepared roster of objectives, presentations of concepts/rules/ properties/theorems and examples, required answers to drills (both algorithmic and practical applications), and the chapter tests are alleys to attain the goals/objectives of this book that are made easy and convenient for both the teachers and the students_
The book is likewise designed to be preparatory to Advanced Algebra as it includes topics that are arranged in hierarchy of necessity/importance. Hence, may the wish be realized_
The authors would like to express their profound gratitude to the authors of their references, the PSU and WPC administrations, with able leadership of Dr. Deter S. Sespeñe and Dr. Elsa P. Manarpaac, respectively.
The same amount of gratitude is extended to authors' students, Ma'am Bot Corpuz, Mutya Publishing House, Inc. through Mr. Arnel Tedranes, Ms. Luisa Temblique and Ms. Nerissa Gabelo and mare importantly their families, who serve as their inspirations.
Above everything the authors are indebted to the Omnipotent God, the source of their strength, knowledge, wisdom and everything.