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.

**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**

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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**

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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**

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8.1 Introduction to Basic Statistics

8.2 Tables and Graphs

Key Concepts

Review Exercises

Posttest

Cumulative Review Exercises

**9. More on Algebra**

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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