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## Author Biography

Bob Prior is an Associate Professor of at Riverside Community College’s Norco Campus in southern California. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at San Diego and his Masters degree from California State University at Fullerton. Along with his teaching at the community college level, he has presented intensive summer institutes to high school algebra teachers and to upper elementary school educators. He has also presented at AMATYC, ICTCM, and at CMC3 (California), both North and South.

Bob has authored developmental math texts for use in three online classes for Riverside Community College (CA): Basic Math, Prealgebra, and Elementary Algebra. He is restructuring each of those texts, along with Intermediate Algebra, for Pearson. He lives with his wife Laura in Norco, California.

## Table of Contents

Whole Numbers and Number Sense | |

Whole Numbers | |

Definitions and Properties | |

Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers | |

Multiplying Whole Numbers | |

Dividing Whole Numbers | |

Equations | |

Solving Applications Using Equations | |

Factors and the Order of Operations | |

Exponents and Square Roots | |

The Order of Operations | |

Formulas | |

Factors | |

Prime Factorization | |

Common Factors | |

Fractions: Multiplication and Division | |

Introduction to Fractions | |

Simplifying Fractions | |

Multiplying Fractions | |

Dividing Fractions | |

Equations and Applications with Fractions | |

Fractions: Addition and Subtraction | |

Common Multiples | |

Building Up Fractions | |

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions | |

Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions | |

Adding Mixed Numbers | |

Subtracting Mixed Numbers | |

Decimals | |

An Introduction to Decimals | |

Rounding Decimals | |

Adding and Subtracting Decimals | |

Multiplying Decimals | |

Dividing Decimals | |

Applications Involving Decimals | |

Ratios, Proportions, and Percents | |

Ratios | |

Rates | |

Proportions | |

Percents | |

Solving the Percent Equation | |

Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions | |

Applications Involving Percents | |

Measurement and Geometry | |

U.S. Measures | |

Metric Measures | |

Converting U.S. and Metric Measures | |

Lines and Angles | |

Geometric Shapes | |

Perimeter | |

Area | |

Volume | |

Statistics and Probability | |

Bar Graphs and Circle Graphs | |

Histograms | |

Mean, Median, and Mode | |

Probability | |

Integers and Algebraic Expressions | |

Introduction to Algebra | |

Adding Signed Numbers | |

Subtracting Signed Numbers | |

Signed Fractions and Decimals | |

Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers | |

The Order of Operations for Signed Numbers | |

Algebraic Expressions: Combining Like Terms | |

Multiplying Algebraic Expressions | |

Equations | |

Solving Equations Involving One Operation | |

Solving Equations Involving Two Operations | |

Problem Solving | |

Solving Applications | |

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