9780321733399

Basic College Mathematics Through Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321733399

  • ISBN10:

    0321733398

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

The Akst/Braggseries uses a clear and concise writing style that teaches by example, while fostering conceptual understanding with applications that are integrated throughout the text and exercise sets. The user-friendly design offers a distinctive side-by-side format that pairs examples and their solutions with a corresponding practice exercise. Students understand from the very beginning that doing math is an essential part of learning it. The clear, concise writing style holds students' interest by presenting the mathematics with minimal distractions. Motivational, real-world applications demonstrate how integral mathematical understanding is to a variety of disciplines, careers, and everyday situations.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Akst and Sadie Bragg have worked together for many years as professors of mathematics at Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. They met as graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University, where they were both working on degrees in the teaching of college mathematics. The emphasis on applications in their texts reflects a concern they share for helping students understand why the topics to be studied are useful. Dr. Akst for years has begun his classes with the payoff question: Why is this material worth learning? A native New Yorker, he enjoys surfing the Web, listening to good music, and traveling to exciting places. Dr. Bragg, who began her career in math education as a high school geometry teacher, credits her teachers with inspiring her love for mathematics and an appreciation of its utility. A transplanted Virginian, she spends her time with her family and her beautiful grandchildren.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

            Pretest

1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.3 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.4 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.5 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Averages

1.6 More on Solving Word Problems

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

 

2. Fractions

            Pretest

2.1 Factors and Prime Numbers

2.2 Introduction to Fractions

2.3 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

3. Decimals

            Pretest

3.1 Introduction to Decimals

3.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

3.3 Multiplying Decimals

3.4 Dividing Decimals

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

4. Basic Algebra: Solving Simple Equations

            Pretest

4.1 Introduction to Basic Algebra

4.2 Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations

4.3 Solving Multiplication and Division Equations

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

5. Ratio and Proportion

            Pretest

5.1 Introduction to Ratios

5.2 Solving Proportions

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

6. Percents

            Pretest

6.1 Introduction to Percents

6.2 Solving Percent Problems

6.3 More on Percents

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

7. Signed Numbers

            Pretest

7.1 Introduction to Signed Numbers

7.2 Adding Signed Numbers

7.3 Subtracting Signed Numbers

7.4 Multiplying Signed Numbers

7.5 Dividing Signed Numbers

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

8. Basic Statistics

            Pretest

8.1 Introduction to Basic Statistics

8.2 Tables and Graphs

            Key Concepts

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

9. More on Algebra

            Pretest

9.1 Solving Equations

9.2 More on Solving Equations

9.3 Using Formulas

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

10. Measurement and Units

            Pretest

10.1 U.S. Customary Units

10.2 Metric Units and Metric/U.S. Customary Unit Conversions

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

11. Basic Geometry

            Pretest

11.1 Introduction to Basic Geometry

11.2 Perimeter and Circumference

11.3 Area

11.4 Volume

11.5 Similar Triangles

11.6 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

            Key Concepts and Skills

            Review Exercises

            Posttest

            Cumulative Review Exercises

 

Appendix

Scientific Notation

Answers

Glossary

Index

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