Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
What is included with this book?
An Accelerated Pathway through Developmental Math
Math Lit, by Kathleen Almy and Heather Foes, offers an accelerated pathway through developmental math, allowing non-STEM students to move directly into liberal arts math or introductory statistics. Through its emphasis on contextual problem solving, the Almy/Foes text and its accompanying MyMathLab® course help students gain the mathematical maturity necessary to be successful in a college-level non-STEM math class. Students work through carefully designed explorations, activities, and instruction to garner a greater conceptual understanding of the major themes of numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions. Enhancements in the Second Edition have increased the versatility and ease of use for students and instructors alike.
Also Available with MyMathLa ®
MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyMathLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMathLab, search for:
013430408X / 9780134304083 Math Lit plus MyMath Lab -- Access Card Package
Package consists of:
Students can use the URL and phone number below to help answer their questions:
Kathleen Almy has been a professor of mathematics at Rock Valley College for over 10 years and has taught high school and college level math for 15 years. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics education from Southern Illinois University and master's degree in pure mathematics from Northern Illinois University. Her passion is improving developmental math for all students including the development of courses and content that is appropriate, relevant, and meaningful. As her department's developmental math coordinator, she organized and led a successful comprehensive redesign of the program over the past 5 years. As a result of giving talks about the redesign, she has been consulting with colleges throughout Illinois and across the country to improve their developmental math programs. Since 2009, she has been a member of AMATYC's Quantway project which is affiliated with the Carnegie Foundation. She was AMATYC’s Developmental Math Committee chair and serves on several state committees on developmental education.
Heather Foes is currently a professor of Mathematics at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois and has also taught at Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University. She has written solution manuals and other supplemental materials over the last ten years, as well as algorithmic questions for test-generator software and conceptual questions for MyStatLab for Pearson.
CYCLE ONE Where do we start?
1.1 The BP Oil Spill: Focus Problem
1.2 Getting Started: Reviewing Prealgebra
1.3 Hello, My Name Is: Graphing Points
1.4 A Tale of Two Numbers: Ratios and Proportions
Getting Ready for Section 1.5
1.5 Chances Are: Probability Basics
1.6 It’s All Relative: Understanding Integers
1.7 Sign and Size: Integer Operations
1.8 An Ounce of Prevention: Means
1.9 Picture This: Making and Interpreting Graphs
1.10 Two by Two: Scatterplots 79
Getting Ready for Section 1.11
1.11 Multiply vs. Divide: Converting Units
1.12 Up and Down: Percent Change
1.13 The X Factor: Algebraic Terminology
1.14 General Number: Recognizing Patterns
1.15 Social Network: Linear and Exponential Change
1.16 Infinity and Beyond: Perimeter and Area
Cycle 1 Study Sheet
Cycle 1 Wrap-Up
CYCLE TWO How does that work?
2.1 Predicting a Child’s Height: Focus Problem
Getting Ready for Section 2.2
2.2 Rule of Thumb: Weighted Means
2.3 Measure Up: Basic Exponent Rules
2.4 Count Up: Adding Polynomials
2.5 A Winning Formula: Applying Order of Operations
2.6 Does Order Matter: Rewriting Expressions
2.7 Fair Share: Distributive Property
2.8 Seat Yourself: Equivalent Expressions
2.9 Parts of Speech: Using Operations Correctly
2.10 A Fine Balance: Verifying Solutions
2.11 Separate but Equal: Solving Simple Equations
2.12 A State of Equality: More Equation Solving
2.13 Quarter Wing Night: Writing and Solving Equations
2.14 Outwit and Outlast: Using Proportions
2.15 Three of a Kind: Pythagorean Theorem
Getting Ready for Section 2.16
2.16 What Are the Odds?: Theoretical Probability
2.17 Size Up: Volume and Surface Area
Cycle 2 Study Sheet
Cycle 2 Wrap-Up
CYCLE THREE When Is It Worth It?
3.1 Deciding to Run: Focus Problem
3.2 What’s Trending: Correlation
3.3 Constant Change: Slope
3.4 Shortest Path: Distance Formula
3.58 More or Less: Linear Relationships
3.6 Get in Line: Slope-Intercept Form
3.7 Chain, Chain, Chain: Writing Linear Equations
Getting Ready for Section 3.8
3.8 Going Viral: Exponential Functions
CYCLE Three When Is It Worth It?
3.9 Untangling the Knot: Solving Nonlinear Equations
Getting Ready for Section 3.10
3.10 Hot and Cold: Rewriting Formulas
3.11 A Common Goal: Greatest Common Factors
3.12 Thinking Outside the Box: Factoring Quadratic Expressions
3.13 A Formula for Success: The Quadratic Formula
3.14 Systematic Thinking: Graphing and Substitution
3.15 Opposites Attract: Elimination
3.16 The Turning Point: Quadratic Functions
Cycle 3 Study Sheet
Cycle 3 Wrap-Up
CYCLE FOUR What Else Can We Do?
4.1 Measuring Temperature Variability: Focus Problem
4.2 A Matter of Change: Dimensional Analysis
Getting Ready for Section 4.3
4.3 Little Giants: Scientific and Engineering Notation
4.4 A Model Approach: Negative Exponents
4.5 Variation on a Theme: Standard Deviation
4.6 An Order of Magnitude: Understanding Logarithmic Scales
4.7 Straight to the Point: Direct Variation
Getting Ready for Section 4.8
4.8 Gas Up and Go: Inverse Variation
4.9 Ghost in the Machine: Function Notation
4.10 What’s Your Function? Vertical Line Test, Domain, and Range
4.11 An Important Point: Vertex Form of a Quadratic Function
4.12 A Survey of Trig: Trigonometric Functions
Cycle 4 Study Sheet
Cycle 4 Wrap-Up
Excel Appendix (online) EA-1
Answers (online) A-1