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# Basic Mathematics through Applications

**by**Akst, Geoffrey; Bragg, Sadie

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12/27/2007

Pearson

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## Summary

KEY MESSAGE: Presented in a clear and concise style, theAkst/Braggseries teaches by example while expanding understanding with applications that are fully integrated throughout the text and exercise sets. Akst/Bragg's user-friendly design offers a distinctive side-by-side format that pairs each example and its solution with a corresponding practice exercise. The concise writing style keeps readers'interest and attention by presenting the mathematics with minimal distractions, and the motivating real-world applications demonstrate how integral mathematical understanding is to a variety of disciplines, careers, and everyday situations. KEY TOPICS: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Basic Algebra: Solving Simple Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Percents, Signed Numbers, Basic Statistics, More on Algebra, Measurement and Units, Basic Geometry MARKET: For all readers interested in Basic Mathematics

## Author Biography

Geoffrey Akst and Sadie Bragg have worked together for many years as professors of mathematics at Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. They met as graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University, where they were both working on degrees in the teaching of college mathematics. The emphasis on applications in their texts reflects a concern they share for helping students understand why the topics to be studied are useful. Dr. Akst for years has begun his classes with the payoff question: why is this material worth learning? A native New Yorker, he enjoys surfing the Web, listening to good music, and traveling to exciting places. Dr. Bragg, who began her career in math education as a high school geometry teacher, credits her teachers with inspiring her love for mathematics and an appreciation of its utility. A transplanted Virginian, she spends her time with her family and her beautiful granddaughter, Maya.

## Table of Contents

Preface | |

Walk-Through | |

Index of Applications | |

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 Equations | |

More on Solving 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 | |

Scientific Notation | |

Appendix | |

Answers | |

Glossary | |

Index | |

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