Basic Mathematics for College Students, Updated Media Edition (with CD-ROM and MathNOW™, iLrn™ Tutorial Printed Access Card)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/29/2005
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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The fundamental goal in Tussy and Gustafson's BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, Third Edition is to teach students to read, write, and think about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. The book blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills. Also students planning to take an introductory algebra course in the future can use this text to build the mathematical foundation they will need. Tussy and Gustafson understand the challenges of teaching developmental students and this book reflects a holistic approach to teaching mathematics that includes developing study skills, problem solving, and critical thinking alongside mathematical concepts. New features in this edition include a pretest for students to gauge their understanding of prerequisite concepts, problems that make correlations between student life and the mathematical concepts, and study skills information designed to give students the best chance to succeed in the course. Additionally, the text's widely acclaimed Study Sets at the end of every section are tailored to improve students' ability to read, write, and communicate mathematical ideas.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
An Introduction to the Whole Numbers
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Prime Factors and Exponents
Order of Operations
Key Concept: Order of Operations
The Integers
An Introduction to the Integers
Addition of Integers
Subtraction of Integers
Multiplication of Integers
Order of Operations and Estimation
Key Concept: Signed Numbers
Fractions And Mixed Numbers
The Fundamental Property of 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
Key Concept: The Fundamental Property of Fractions
An Introduction to Decimals
Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
Multiplication with Decimals
Division with Decimals
Square Roots
Key Concept: The Real Numbers
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Solving Percent Problems
Applications of Percents
Key Concept: Percent
Ratio, Proportion, And Measurement
American Units of Measurement
Metric Units of measurement
Converting Between American and Metric Units
Key Concept: Proportions
Descriptive Statistics
Reading Graphs and Tables
Mean, Median, and Mode
Key Concept: The Mean, Median, and Mode
An Introduction To Algebra
Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction
Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication
Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property
Combining Like Terms
Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations
Key Concept: Variables
Introduction To Geometry
Some Basic Definitions
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Properties of Triangles
Perimeters and Areas of Polygons
Surface Area and Volume
Key Concept: Formulas
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Roots and Powers
Answers to Selected Exercises
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