Prealgebra An Integrated Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/23/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Lial and Hestwoodrs"sPrealgebra: An Integrated Approachfocuses on the basic concepts of algebra, while integrating arithmetic review and geometry topics into the text at appropriate points. The text begins with early coverage of integers (Section 1.2) and then introduces variables, expressions, and equations in such a way that students see the need for variables, the usefulness of algebraic expressions and formulas, and the power of writing and solving equations. Introduction to Algebra: Integers, Understanding Variables and Solving Equations, Solving Application Problems, Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions, Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships, Percent, Measurement, Graphs, Exponents and Polynomials, Whole Numbers Review For all readers interested in an integrated approach to prealgebra.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Algebra: Integers
Place Value
Introduction to Signed Numbers
Adding Integers
Subtracting Integers
Problem Solving: Rounding and Estimating
Multiplying Integers
Exercises on Operations with Integers
Exponents and Order of Operation?
Review Exercises
Understanding Variables and Solving Equations
Introduction to Variables
Simplifying Expression?
Summary Exercises on Variables and Expressions
Solving Equations Using Addition
Solving Equations Using Division
Solving Equations with Several Step?
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review
Solving Application Problems
Problem Solving: Perimeter
Problem Solving: Are?
Summary Exercises on Perimeter and Area
Solving Application Problems with One Unknown Quantity
Solving Application Problems with Two Unknown Quantitie
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review
Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions
Introduction to Signed Fractions
Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms
Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions
Problem Solving: Mixed Numbers and Estimating Summary Exercises on Fractions
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Complex Fractions
Problem Solving: Equations Containing Fractions
Geometry Applications: Area and Volum?
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review
Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals
Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers
Rounding Decimal Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimal Numbers
Multiplying Signed Decimal Numbers
Dividing Signed Decimal Numbers Summary Exercises on Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Problem Solving with Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, and Variability
Geometry Applications: Pythagorean Theorem and Square Roots
Problem Solving: Equations Containing Decimals
Geometry Applications: Circles, Cylinders, and Surface Are?
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review
Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle
Proportions Summary Exercises on Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
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