# Basic College Mathematics

**by**Tobey, John Jr.; Slater, Jeffrey; Blair, Jamie

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## Author Biography

**John Tobey** received his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as the mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts.

**Jeffrey Slater** has been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirty-eight years and received the Teacher of the Year in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Mass. with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie.

**Jamie Blair**has directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other two-year colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialist by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California.

## Table of Contents

How Am I Doing? Guide | |

Preface | |

Acknowledgments | |

To The Student | |

Diagnostic Pretest | |

Whole Numbers | |

Understanding Whole Numbers | |

Adding Whole Numbers | |

Subtracting Whole Numbers | |

Multiplying Whole Numbers | |

Dividing Whole Numbers | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 1.1-1.5 | |

Exponents and the Order of Operations | |

Rounding and Estimating | |

Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Fractions | |

Understanding Fractions | |

Simplifying Fractions | |

Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers | |

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers | |

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 2.1-2.5 | |

Test on Sections 2.1-2.5 | |

The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions | |

Adding and Subtracting Fractions | |

Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations | |

Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-2 | |

Decimals | |

Using Decimal Notation | |

Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals | |

Adding and Subtracting Decimals | |

Multiplying Decimals | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 3.1-3.4 | |

Dividing Decimals | |

Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations | |

Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-3 | |

Ratio and Proportion | |

Ratios and Rates | |

The Concept of Proportions | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 4.1-4.2 | |

Solving Proportions | |

Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-4 | |

Percent | |

Understanding Percent | |

Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions | |

Solving Percent Problems Using Equations | |

Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 5.1-5.3 | |

Solving Applied Percent Problems | |

Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-5 | |

Measurement | |

American Units | |

Metric Measurements: Length | |

Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 6.1-6.3 | |

Converting Units | |

Solving Applied Measurement Problems | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-6 | |

Geometry | |

Angles | |

Rectangles and Squares | |

Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses | |

Triangles | |

Square Roots | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 7.1-7.5 | |

The Pythagorean Theorem | |

Circles | |

Volume | |

Similar Geometric Figures | |

Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-7 | |

Statistics | |

Circle Graphs | |

Bar Graphs and Line Graphs | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Sections 8.1-8.2 | |

Histograms | |

Mean, Median, and Mode | |

Chapter Organizer | |

Review Problems | |

How Am I Doing? | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-8 | |

Signed Numbers | |

Adding Signed Numbers | |

Subtracting Signed Numbers | |

Multiplying and Dividing | |

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