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MyMathLab eCourse for Trigsted/Bodden/Gallaher Prealgebra -- Access Card -- PLUS Guided Notebook,9780321871343
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MyMathLab eCourse for Trigsted/Bodden/Gallaher Prealgebra -- Access Card -- PLUS Guided Notebook

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 8/17/2012.
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This package contains the Access Kit for the Trigsted/Bodden/Gallaher MyMathLab eCourse plus the Guided Notebook.


Prealgebra by Trigsted, Gallaher, and Bodden is the first online, completely “clickable” prealgebra text to take full advantage of MyMathLab’s features and benefits. Kirk Trigsted saw marked improvements in student learning when he started teaching with MyMathLab, but he noticed that most students started their assignments by going directly to the MyMathLab homework exercises without consulting their textbook. This inspired Kirk to write a true eText, built within MyMathLab, to create a dynamic, seamless learning experience that would better meet the needs and expectations of his students. Completely clickable and fully integrated—the Trigsted eText is designed for today’s learners.


Prealgebra is also available with two printed resources to provide additional support for you:

  • The eText Reference is a spiral-bound, printed version of the eText that provides a place for students to do practice work and summarize key concepts from the online videos and animations. In addition to the benefits it provides students, the eText Reference is also a nice resource for those instructors that prefer a printed text for class preparation.
  • The Guided Notebook is an interactive workbook that guides students through the course by asking them to write down key definitions and work through important examples for each section of the eText. This resource is available in a three-hole-punched, unbound format to provide the foundation for a personalized course notebook. Students can integrate their class notes and homework notes within the appropriate section of the Guided Notebook. Instructors can customize the Guided Notebook files found within MyMathLab.


Author Biography

Kirk Trigsted teaches mathematics at the University of Idaho and has been director of the Polya Mathematics Center since its inception in 2001. Kirk has taught with MyMathLab for many years, and has contributed to the videos for several Pearson books. Kirk is also actively involved with the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).


Randy Gallaher is a professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark Community College, where he has taught since 1997. Prior to this position, Randy taught high school and middle school mathematics for five years in Missouri. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University and has completed additional graduate coursework at both Missouri State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has coauthored ancillary materials for numerous math and statistics textbooks and has worked as a math author on several grant projects for the Illinois Community College Board. Randy is married with three children and spends most evenings actively involved in their activities. In his limited free time, he loves to fish the small rivers and streams of southern Missouri.


Kevin Bodden is a professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark Community College where he has taught since 1999. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. He has authored or co-authored ancillary material for numerous textbooks ranging from basic college math to calculus and statistics. He has contributed videos for several of these textbooks and has authored math content on grant projects for the Illinois Community College Board. Kevin is married with three children and is actively involved in their school and extracurricular activities. In his spare time, he enjoys soccer, camping, and geocaching.


Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Study Tips for This Course

1.2 Introduction to Whole Numbers

1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers; Perimeter

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers; Area

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.7 Introduction to Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations


2. Integers and Introduction to Solving Equations

2.1 Introduction to Integers

2.2 Adding Integers

2.3 Subtracting Integers

2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers

2.5 Order of Operations

2.6 Solving Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties


3. Solving Equations and Problem Solving

3.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

3.2 Revisiting the Properties of Equality

3.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

3.4 Using Linear Equations to Solve Problems


4. Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4.2 Factors and Simplest Form

4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

4.5 Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations

4.6 Operations on Mixed Numbers

4.7 Solving Equations Containing Fractions


5. Decimals

5.1 Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.3 Multiplying Decimals; Circumference

5.4 Dividing Decimals

5.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations

5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals

5.7 Mean, Median, and Mode


6. Ratios and Proportions

6.1 Ratios, Rates, and Unit Prices

6.2 Proportions

6.3 Proportions and Problem Solving

6.4 Congruent and Similar Triangles

6.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem


7. Percent

7.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

7.2 Solving Percent Problems with Equations

7.3 Solving Percent Problems with Proportions

7.4 Applications of Percent

7.5 Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount

7.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest


8. Graphing and the Rectangular Coordinate System

8.1 Pictographs, Circle Graphs, and Line Graphs

8.2 The Rectangular Coordinate System

8.3 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables


9. Geometry and Measurement

9.1 Lines and Angles

9.2 Perimeter, Circumference, and Area

9.3 Volume and Surface Area

9.4 Linear Measurement

9.5 Weight and Mass

9.6 Capacity

9.7 Time and Temperature



Appendix A. Tables


Appendix B. Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation


Appendix C. Geometric Formulas


Appendix D. Introduction to Statistics

D.1 Histograms

D.2 Counting

D.3 Probability

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