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# Bob Miller's Math for the Accuplacer: All the Math You Need for a Higher Score

**by**Miller, Robert

### 9780738606736

0738606731

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11/10/2009

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## Questions About This Book?

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## Summary

Get a Higher Math Score on the Accuplacer with REA's NEW Bob Miller Test Prep! If you're one of the millions of students attending community college this year, REA has the perfect Accuplacer test prep for you -Bob Miller's Math for the Accuplacer. Written in a lively and unique format,Bob Miller's Math for the Accuplaceris an excellent tool for students who have been recently admitted to college and who want to improve their math skills before taking the Accuplacer exam. The bookexplains math concepts in a lively, easy-to-grasp style. Each chapter includes numerous step-by-step examples and exercises. Detailed explanations of solutions help students understand and retain the material. Bob'stargeted review section covers all the math topics tested on the Accuplacer, including arithmetic (17 questions on the test), elementary algebra (12 questions on the test), and college-level math (20 questions on the test). To help you get the most out of your Accuplacer preparation, Bob has included four practice tests for each section for a total of 12 exams. Our test-taking advice, study tips, and exam strategies will prepare you for exam day, ease your anxiety, and help you boost your score. Packed with Bob Miller's engaging examples and practical advice, this book is a must for any student preparing for the Accuplacer! What is the Accuplacer? The Accuplacer exam is used to determine which math courses are appropriate for newly enrolled college students. It is popular in community colleges and both two- and four-year schools.

## Author Biography

**About the Author**

Bob Miller has taught math at virtually every educational level. He is the author of the highly successful “Clueless” series and has authored several math test preps for REA.

## Table of Contents

Acknowledgments | |

Biography | |

Other Books | |

About Research & Education Association | |

REA Acknowledgments | |

To the Student: A Must Read | |

A Word | |

About College | |

The Beginnings | |

Arithmetic We Must Know | |

The Power of Exponents | |

The Most Radical Chapter of All | |

Vital Basics of Algebra | |

Equations and Inequalities | |

Words and Word Problems | |

Two or More Unknowns | |

Points, Lines, and More | |

All About Angles and Triangles | |

Other Two-Dimensional Figures | |

Circles, Circles, Circles | |

All About Three-Dimensional Figures | |

More Algebraic Topics | |

All About Trig | |

Topics That Don't Fit in Anywhere Else | |

Practice Tests | |

Index | |

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## Excerpts

**TO THE STUDENT: A MUST READ**

Congratulations! You are about to begin college, a new and exciting time in your life! This book is written to properly place you in your college math course at the right level.

This book will supply you with the material you need to succeed on the Accuplacer. This is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), which means you are in front of a computer. The computer will ask you a question. Using paper and pencil, you figure out the answer. You must enter an answer, and you may not change your choice. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. A correct answer will give you a more difficult next problem. A wrong answer will give you an easier one.

If you do not know an answer, try to eliminate one or more wrong choices. You must answer each problem before continuing. In this way, no two people take the exact same test. The dangers in taking a CAT test are that you will make careless or nervous mistakes and get too low a placement, or you will guess too many answers correctly and get too high a placement. If you think you placed too low, most colleges will retest you if you ask. If you place too high, you do not have to accept the placement. After all, you are paying for your education!

You may want to try the practice tests more than once. If you take the tests and do poorly, you might need to review more than you thought. The Accuplacer format is multiple choice. However, the chapter tests in this book are not multiple choice so that you might truly see if you can do the problems. Sometimes you can get an answer by looking at the choices. When you practice, you want to make sure you can do the problem.

You may find that this book is more than just a test prep. This book actually reviews virtually all the topics you need to prepare for precalculus and calculus. If you have any weaknesses, this book will really help to correct them. You may find some topics written in ways to clear up problems you had or didn’t know you had in high school math.

Good luck in college and in your future!

**Bob Miller**