9780321691828

Applied Basic Mathematics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321691828

  • ISBN10:

    0321691822

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

With an emphasis on real world applications, Applied Basic Mathematics, Second Edition, provides students with a new and refreshing perspective on basic math. Paired with a system of structured support, authors Clark and Brechner consistently asks student to relate, reinforce, and review as they learn. This text provides professors with a dynamic way of teaching the material and an approach that encourages students to dive into the math!

Author Biography

Bill Clark presently teaches at Harper College in the Chicago area. Prior to his current position, he was a professor at Miami Dade College. An engaging and dynamic teacher, he has initiated a number of programs to serve diverse student populations. He was instrumental in the implementation of Miami Dade’s Title V Calculus program. He has also developed and implemented a multi-cultural infusion project and a number of learning communities. In his leisure time, Bill enjoys travel and long walks with his dog.

 

Bob Brechner has taught at Miami Dade College for the past 41 years. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus. Over the years, he has been Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the International Fine Arts College. Brechner holds a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. His other publications include Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers, A Little Math with Your Business, and Guidelines for the New Manager. Bob lives in Coconut Grove, Florida, with his wife, Shari Joy. His passions include travel, photography, tennis, running and boating.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Understanding the Basics of Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Evaluating Exponential Expressions and Applying Order of Operations

1.7 Solving Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

2. Fractions

2.1 Factors, Prime Factorizations, and Least Common Multiples

2.2 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.3 Equivalent Fractions

2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.6 Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.7 Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

3. Decimals

3.1 Understanding Decimals

3.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

3.3 Multiplying Decimals

3.4 Dividing Decimals

3.5 Working with Fractions and Decimals

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

4. Ratio and Proportion

4.1 Understanding Ratios

4.2 Working with Rates and Units

4.3 Understanding and Solving Proportions

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

5. Percents

5.1 Introduction to Percents

5.2 Solve Percent Problems Using Equations

5.3 Solve Percent Problems Using Proportions

5.4 Solve Percent Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

6. Measurement

6.1 The U. S. Customary System

6.2 Denominate Numbers

6.3 The Metric System

6.4 Converting between the U. S. System and the Metric System

6.5 Time and Temperature

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

7. Geometry

7.1 Lines and Angles

7.2 Plane and Solid Geometric Figures

7.3 Perimeter and Circumference

7.4 Area

7.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

7.6 Volume

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

8. Statistics and Data Presentation

8.1 Data Presentation — Tables and Graphs

8.2 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

9. Signed Numbers

9.1 Introduction to Signed Numbers

9.2 Adding Signed Numbers

9.3 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.4 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.5 Signed Numbers and Order of Operations

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

10. Introduction to Algebra

10.1 Algebraic Expressions

10.2 Solving an Equation Using the Addition Property of Equality

10.3 Solving an Equation Using the Multiplication Property of Equality

10.4 Solving an Equation Using the Addition and Multiplication Properties

10.5 Solving Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

 

Assessment Test

Glossary

Appendix A: Try-It Exercise Solutions

Appendix B: Answers to Selected Exercises

Appendix C: Math Study Skills

Appendix D: Table of Squares and Square Roots

Index

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