Tried and true, Gustafson and Frisk's BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA teaches solid mathematical skills while supporting the student with careful pedagogy. This text helps students develop the ability to synthesize and conceptualize material by thoroughly integrating coverage of graphing and problem solving without sacrificing manipulative skills. Each book in this series maintains the authors' proven style through clear, no-nonsense explanations, as well as the mathematical accuracy and rigor that only Gustafson and Frisk can deliver. The text's clearly useful applications emphasize problem solving to effectively develop the skills students need for future mathematics courses, such as college algebra, and for real life. BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is the ideal text for professors who want to eliminate the significant overlap of topics found in separate beginning and intermediate algebra texts. The Fourth Edition of BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA also features a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructors and students. This includes BCA/iLrn Testing and Tutorial, vMentor live online tutoring, the Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue, a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources, and The Learning Equation (TLE), powered by BCA/iLrn. TLE provides a complete courseware package, featuring a diagnostic tool that gives instructors the capability to create individualized study plans. With TLE, a cohesive, focused study plan can be put together to help each student succeed in math.