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Prealgebra (Book with CD-ROM)

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Edition:
3rd
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9780534402808

ISBN10:
0534402801
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/21/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

The fundamental goal in Tussy and Gustafson's PREALGEBRA, Third Edition is to teach students to read, write, and think about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. The book blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills to develop students' fluency in the "language of algebra". Tussy and Gustafson understand the challenges of teaching developmental students, and this book reflects a holistic approach to teaching mathematics that includes developing study skills, problem solving, and critical thinking alongside mathematical concepts. New features in this edition include a pretest for students to gauge their understanding of prerequisite concepts, problems that make correlations between student life and the mathematical concepts, and study skills information designed to give students the best chance to succeed in the course. Additionally, the text's widely acclaimed Study Sets at the end of every section are tailored to improve students' ability to read, write and communicate mathematical ideas.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
An Introduction to the Whole Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers
Estimation
Prime Factors and Exponents
Order of Operations
Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction
Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication
Key Concept: Variables
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Taking a Math Test
Chapter Test
The Integers
An Introduction to the Integers
Addition of Integers
Subtraction of Integers
Multiplication of Integers
Division of Integers
Order of Operations and Estimation
Solving Equations Involving Integers
Key Concept: Signed Numbers
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
The Language of Algebra
Variables and Algebraic Expressions
Evaluating Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property
Combining Like Terms
Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations
Problem Solving
Key Concept: Order of Operations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
The Fundamental Property of Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
The LCM and the GCF
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Order of Operations and Complex Fractions
Solving Equations Containing Fractions
Key Concept: The Fundamental Property of Fractions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Decimals
An Introduction to Decimals
Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
Multiplication with Decimals
Division with Decimals
Estimation
Fractions and Decimals
Solving Equations Containing Decimals
Square Roots
The Real Numbers
Key Concept: Simplify and Solve
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Graphing, Exponents, and Polynomials
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Multiplication Rules for Exponents
Introduction to Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Key Concept: Graphing
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Percent
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Solving Percent Problems
Applications of Percent
Estimation
Interest
Key Concept: Equivalent Expressions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement
Ratio
Proportions
American Units of Measurement
Metric Units of Measurement
Converting between American and Metric Units
Key Concept: Proportions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Introduction to Geometry
Some Basic Definitions
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Polygons
Properties of Triangles
Perimeters and Areas of Polygons
Circles
Surface Area and Volume
Key Concept: Formulas
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Appendixes
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Roots and Powers
Answers to Selected Exercises
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