9781439044421

Basic Mathematics For College Students

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    9781439044421

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    1439044422

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/4/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Offering a uniquely modern, balanced approach, Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig's BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, Fourth Edition, integrates the best of traditional drill and practice with the best elements of the reform movement. To many developmental math students, mathematics is like a foreign language. They have difficulty translating the words, their meanings, and how they apply to problem solving. Emphasizing the "language of mathematics," the text's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically. It blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
An Introduction to the Whole Numbers
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Problem Solving
Prime Factors and Exponents
The Least Common Multiple and the Greatest Common Factor
Order of Operations
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test
The Integers
An Introduction to the Integers
Solve Application Problems by Adding Integers
Solve Application Problems by Subtracting Integers
Solve Application Problems by Multiplying Integers
Solve Application Problems by Dividing Integers
Order of Operations and Estimation
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
An Introduction to Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Order of Operations and Complex Fractions
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Decimals
An Introduction to Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Square Roots
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement
Ratios
Proportions
American Units of Measurement
Metric Units of Measurement
Converting Between American and Metric Units
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Percent
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Solving Percent Problems Using Equations and Proportions
Applications of Percents
Estimation with Percent
Interest Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Graphs and Statistics
Reading Graphs and Tables
Mean, Median, and Mode
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
An Introduction to Algebra
The Language of Algebra
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Equations Using Properties of Equality
More About Solving Equations
Using Equations to Solve Application Problems
Multiplication Rules for Exponents
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
An Introduction to Geometry
Basic Geometric Figures
Angles
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Triangles
The Pythagorean Theorem
Congruent Triangles and Similar Triangles
Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
Perimeters and Areas of Polygons
Circles
Volume
Chapter Summary and Review
Chapter Test Cumulative Review
Addition and Multiplication Facts
Polynomials
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Roots and Powers
Answers to Selected Exercises
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