Prealgebra (Hardcover)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/7/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. "Prealgebra," Sixth Edition was written to help students effectively make the transition from arithmetic to algebra. The new edition offers new resources like the Student Organizer and now includes Student Resources in the back of the book to help students on their quest for success. Whole Numbers and Introduction to Algebra; Integers and Introduction to Solving Equations; Solving Equations and Problem Solving; Fractions and Mixed Numbers; Decimals; Ratio, Proportion, and Triangle Applications; Percent; Graphing and Introduction to Statistics; Geometry and Measurement; Exponents and Polynomials For all readers interested in prealgebra.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Tips for success in Mathematics

1.2 Place Value, Names for Numbers, and Reading Tables

1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, and Perimeter

1.4 Rounding and Estimating

1.5 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area

1.6 Dividing Whole Numbers and Area

Integrated Review – Operations on Whole Numbers

1.7 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.8 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

Integrated Review – 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 Solving Equations: Review of the Addition and Multiplication Properties

Integrated Review - Expressions and Equations

3.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

3.4 Linear Equations in One Variable and Problem Solving


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 Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator and Equivalent Fractions

4.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Integrated Review - Summary on Fractions and Operations on Fractions

4.6 Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations

4.7 Operations on Mixed Numbers

4.8 Solving Equations Containing Fractions


5. Decimals

5.1 Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.3 Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circle

5.4 Dividing Decimals

Integrated Review - Operations on Decimals

5.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations

5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals

5.7 Decimal Applications: Mean, Median, and Mode


6. Ratio, Proportion, and Triangle Applications

6.1 Ratios and Rates

6.2 Proportions

Integrated Review - Ratio, Rate, and Proportions

6.3 Proportions and Problem Solving

6.4 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

6.5 Congruent and Similar Triangles


7. Percent

7.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

7.2 Solving Percent Problems with Equations

7.3 Solving Percent Problems with Proportions

Integrated Review - Percent and Percent Problems

7.4 Application of Percent

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

7.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest


8. Graphing and Introduction to Statistics

8.1 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, and Line Graphs

8.2 Reading Circle Graphs

8.3 The Rectangular Coordinate System and Paired Data

Integrated Review - Reading Graphs

8.4 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

8.5 Counting and Introduction to Probability


9. Geometry and Measurement

9.1 Lines and Angles

9.2 Perimeter

9.3 Area, Volume, and Surface Area

Integrated Review - Geometry Concepts

9.4 Linear Measurement

9.5 Weight and Mass

9.6 Capacity

9.7 Temperature and Conversions between the U.S. and Metric Systems


10. Exponents and Polynomials

101. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

10.2 Multiplication Properties of Exponents

Integrated Review - Operations on Polynomials

10.3 Multiplying Polynomials

10.4 Introduction to Factoring Polynomials



Appendix A. Tables

            1. Geometric Figures

            2. Percents, Decimals, and Fraction Equivalents

            3. Finding Common Percents of a Number

            4. Squares and Square Roots

Appendix B. Quotient Rule and Negative Exponents

Appendix C. Scientific Notation

Appendix D. Geometric Formulas

Student Resources

            Study Skills Builders

            Bigger Picture—Study Guide Outline

            Practice Final Exam

            Answers to Selected Exercises

            Solutions to Selected Exercises

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