**by Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith**

Hi! We are excited to introduce *Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success* and *Prealgebra with Strategies for Success* to you!

*Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success* is a manuscript being used right now in the Prealgebra classes at Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon Colleges. It provides students with a bridge between arithmetic and beginning algebra. Student understanding of algebraic concepts is supported through the use of manipulative activities called *Manipulative Mathematics*. Students’ literacy in written English and fluency with mathematical vocabulary are addressed through *Links to Literacy* activities. And every lesson in *Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success* includes a pro-active study skills activity, which we call *Strategies for Success*.

Designed with a heavier emphasis on arithmetic concepts and procedures, *Prealgebra with Strategies for Success* can meet the needs of college students in their first developmental mathematics course. *Manipulative Mathematics*, *Links to Literacy*, and *Strategies for Success* are integrated throughout *Prealgebra*.

*Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success* and *Prealgebra with Strategies for Success* will be available in early 2014 from Pearson Higher Education.

The *Strategies for Success* student workbook is now available from Pearson Higher Education. Check their website ( PearsonHigherEd ) for information about ordering it as a standalone workbook or as part of a textbook package.

Click on the *Manipulative Mathematics*, *Links to Literacy*, or *Strategies for Success* links on the menu bar above to learn more about these unique features of *Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success* and *Prealgebra with Strategies for Success*.

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