Basic College Mathematics : A Real-World Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/16/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Basic College Mathematics will be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world.

Table of Contents

A Real-World Approach
Whole numbers
Standard Numerals
Ordering and Rounding Whole Numbers
Primes, Factors, and Exponents
Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols
Equations and Problem Solving
Fractions and mixed numbers
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Equivalent Fractions
Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols
Equations and Problem Solving
Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Multiplication and Division of Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Decimals, Fractions, and Order
Equations and Problem Solving
Ratio, rate, and proportion
Ratio and Proportion
Word Problems Involving Proportions
Percent Notation
Percent Problems
Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
Taxes, Interest, Commissions, and Discounts
Percent of Increase or Decrease
Consumer Credit
Statistics and graphs
Tables and Pictographs
Bar and Line Graphs
Circle Graphs (Pie Charts)
Mean, Median, and Mode
Measurement and the metric system
Linear (Length) Measures
The Metric System
Converting Between American and Metric Units
Converting Units of Area
Weight and Temperature
Finding Perimeters
Finding Areas
Volume of Solids
Angles and Triangles
Square Roots and Pythagoras’ Theorem
The real numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Multiplication and Division of Integers
The Rational Numbers
Order of Operations
Introduction to algebra
Introduction to Algebra
The Algebra of Exponents
Scientific Notation
Solving Linear Equations
Word Problems
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