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Originally written to be appropriate for any classroom format,Basic Mathematicsassumes no prior knowledge and patiently develops each concept, explaining the "why" behind the mathematics. Readers can actively learn from this book thanks to practice opportunities and helpful text features incorporated throughout the text. The user-friendly, spiral-bound format is available with an all-in-one Student Resources DVD-ROM set that includes video lectures for each section of the text, chapter test solutions on video, and the student solutions manual. This streamlined format conserves natural resources while also providing convenience and savings. Whole Numbers and Number Sense; Factors and the Order of Operations; Fractions: Multiplication and Division; Fractions: Addition and Subtraction; Decimals; Ratios, Proportions, and Percents; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics and Probability; Integers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations For all readers interested in basic mathematics.

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
Solving Applications Using Equations
Factors and the Order of Operations
Exponents and Square Roots
The Order of Operations
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
An Introduction to Decimals
Rounding Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Applications Involving Decimals
Ratios, Proportions, and 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
Statistics and Probability
Bar Graphs and Circle Graphs
Mean, Median, and Mode
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
Solving Equations Involving One Operation
Solving Equations Involving Two Operations
Problem Solving
Solving Applications
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