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Basic College Mathematics

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Edition:
6th
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9780132085151

ISBN10:
0132085151
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/25/2008
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Pearson
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Summary

TheTobey/Slater seriesbuilds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical "building block" organization makes it easy for readers to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. The authors provide a "How am I Doing?" guide to give readers constant reinforcement and to ensure that they understand each concept before moving on to the next. With Tobey/Slater, readers have a tutor and study companion with them every step of the way. Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics, Signed Numbers, Introduction to Algebra, Consumer Finance Applications, Tables, Scientific Calculators. For all readers interested in basic college mathematics.

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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