Basic Mathematics through Applications

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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

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
Factors and Prime Numbers
Introduction to Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
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
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
Similar Triangles
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
Scientific Notation
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