9780321237361

Prealgebra

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321237361

  • ISBN10:

    0321237366

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

Prealgebra, 2e, is a book for the student. The authors goal is to help build students' confidence, their understanding and appreciation of math, and their basic skills by presenting an extremely user-friendly text that models a framework in which students can succeed. Unfortunately, students who place into developmental math courses often struggle with math anxiety due to bad experiences in past math courses. Developmental math students often have never developed nor applied a study system in mathematics. To address these needs, the author has framed three goals for Prealgebra: 1) reduce math anxiety, 2) teach for understanding, and 3) foster critical thinking and enthusiasm. The author's writing style is extremely student-friendly. He talks to students in their own language and walks them through the concepts, explaining not only how to do the math, but also why it works and where it comes from, rather than using the monkey-see, monkey-do approach that some books take. The second edition has been revised to include an increase in mid-level examples and exercises. In addition, the explanations and annotations are now more concise, yet keep the ever-important thoroughness that is the Carson style.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
1(84)
Introduction to Numbers, Notation, and Rounding
2(8)
Adding, Subtracting, and Solving Equations with Whole Numbers
10(12)
Multiplying Whole Numbers and Exponents
22(14)
Dividing, Square Roots, and Solving Equations with Whole Numbers
36(13)
Order of Operations
49(6)
More with Variables, Formulas, and Solving Equations
55(8)
Problem Solving and Applications
63(22)
Summary
73(6)
Review Exercises
79(3)
Practice Test
82(3)
Integers
85(64)
Introduction to Integers
86(9)
Adding Integers
95(9)
Subtracting Integers and Solving Equations
104(9)
Multiplying, Dividing, and Solving Equations with Integers
113(11)
Order of Operations
124(7)
Applications and Problem Solving
131(18)
Summary
141(2)
Review Exercises
143(2)
Practice Test
145(2)
Chapters 1 & 2 Cumulative Review Exercises
147(2)
Expressions and Polynomials
149(84)
Evaluating Expressions
150(5)
Introduction to Polynomials
155(8)
Simplifying Polynomials
163(4)
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
167(7)
Multiplying Polynomials
174(13)
Prime Numbers and GCF
187(14)
Introduction to Factoring
201(11)
Applications and Problem Solving
212(21)
Summary
220(5)
Review Exercises
225(3)
Practice Test
228(2)
Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review Exercises
230(3)
Equations
233(56)
Equations and Their Solutions
234(5)
The Addition/Subtraction Principle of Equality
239(10)
The Multiplication/Division Principle of Equality
249(10)
Translating Word Sentences to Equations
259(6)
Applications and Problem Solving
265(24)
Summary
278(3)
Review Exercises
281(2)
Practice Test
283(2)
Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Exercises
285(4)
Fractions and Rational Expressions
289(110)
Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Rational Expressions
290(14)
Simplifying Fractions and Rational Expressions
304(7)
Multiplying Fractions, and Mixed Numbers, and Rational Expressions
311(17)
Dividing Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Rational Expressions
328(11)
Least Common Multiple
339(7)
Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Rational Expressions
346(13)
Order of Operations and Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions
359(10)
Solving Equations
369(30)
Summary
381(9)
Review Exercises
390(4)
Practice Test
394(2)
Chapters 1--5 Cumulative Review Exercises
396(3)
Decimals
399(88)
Decimals and Rational Numbers
400(8)
Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers
408(10)
Multiplying Decimal Numbers; Exponents with Decimal Bases
418(12)
Dividing Decimal Numbers; Square Roots with Decimals
430(12)
Order of Operations and Applications in Geometry
442(14)
Solving Equations and Problem Solving
456(31)
Summary
471(5)
Review Exercises
476(5)
Practice Test
481(2)
Chapters 1--6 Cumulative Review Exercises
483(4)
Ratios, Proportions, and Measurement
487(74)
Ratios, Probability, and Rates
488(12)
Proportions
500(12)
American Measurement
512(9)
Metric Measurement
521(10)
Converting Between the American and Metric Systems
531(7)
Applications and Problem Solving
538(23)
Summary
548(4)
Review Exercises
552(3)
Practice Test
555(2)
Chapters 1--7 Cumulative Review Exercises
557(4)
Percents
561(66)
Introduction to Percent
562(6)
Translating Percent Sentences Word for Word
568(6)
Translating Percent Sentences to Proportions
574(7)
Solving Percent Problems (Portions)
581(9)
Solving Problems Involving Percent of Increase or Decrease
590(12)
Solving Problems Involving Interest
602(25)
Summary
615(4)
Review Exercises
619(2)
Practice Test
621(2)
Chapters 1--8 Cumulative Review Exercises
623(4)
Statistics and Graphs
627(78)
Mean, Median, and Mode
628(9)
Tables, Charts, and Graphs
637(14)
The Rectangular Coordinate System
651(8)
Graphing Linear Equations
659(14)
Applications with Graphing
673(32)
Summary
682(4)
Review Exercises
686(8)
Practice Test
694(4)
Chapters 1--9 Cumulative Review Exercises
698(7)
Glossary 705(5)
Index of Applications 710(4)
Index 714(7)
Answers (Student Edition) 721

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