9780321228178

Basic Mathematics Through Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321228178

  • ISBN10:

    0321228170

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

Throughout this text, motivating real-world applications, examples, and exercises demonstrate how integral mathematical understanding is to student mastery in other disciplines, a variety of occupations, and everyday situations. A distinctive side-by-side format, pairing each example with a corresponding practice exercise, encourages students to get actively involved in the mathematical content from the start. Unique Mindstretchers target different levels and types of student understanding in one comprehensive problem set per section. Mindstretchers incorporate related investigation, critical thinking, reasoning, and pattern recognition exercises along with corresponding group work and historical connections. To show how mathematics has evolved over the centuries, in many cultures, and throughout the world, each chapter features a compelling Cultural Note that investigates and illustrates the origins of mathematical concepts. Diverse topics include art, music, the evolution of digit notation, and the ancient practice of using a scale to find an unknown weight.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
Introduction to Whole Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Averages
More on Solving Word Problems
Fractions
Factors and Prime Numbers
Introduction to Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Decimals
Introduction to Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Basic Algebra: Solving Simple Equations
Introduction to Basic Algebra
Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations
Solving Multiplication and Division Equations
Ratio and Proportion
Introduction to Ratios
Solving Proportions
Percents
Introduction to Percents
Solving Percent Problems
More on Percents
Signed Numbers
Introduction to Signed Numbers
Adding Signed Numbers
Subtracting Signed Numbers
Multiplying Signed Numbers
Dividing Signed Numbers
Basic Statistics
Introduction to Basic Statistics
Tables and Graphs
More on Algebra
Solving Two-Step Equations
Solving Multistep Equations
Using Formulas
Measurement and Units
U.S. Customary Units
Metric Units and Metric/U.S
Customary Unit Conversions
Basic Geometry
Introduction to Basic Geometry
Perimeter and Circumference
Area
Volume
Similar Triangles
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
Appendix
The Times Table
Common Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Equivalents
A Table of Squares and Square Roots
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