Prealgebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

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  • Copyright: 1/23/2013
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Sherri Messersmith’s successful hardcover franchise is expanded with the new softcover P.O.W.E.R. series. The conversational writing style, practical applications, innovative student resources and student friendly walk through of examples that users of the hard cover books noted and appreciated are also found in the pages of the P.O.W.E.R. series.

The P.O.W.E.R. Framework

What makes P.O.W.E.R. a unique tool for the classroom? A major challenge in developmental courses is that students at this level struggle with basic study skills and habits. Maybe this is one of their first college courses or perhaps they are adults returning to school after a long absence. Either way, many of the individuals taking this course don’t know how to be good students. Instructors often don’t have the time, the resources or the expertise to teach success skills AND the math concepts. The new team of Messersmith, Perez and Feldman offer a scientifically based approach to meet this challenge. The P.O.W.E.R. Learning Framework was developed by successful author, psychologist, student success instructor and researcher, Bob Feldman. It is a method of accomplishing any task using five simple and consistent steps. Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink. This framework is integrated at every level of the text to help students successfully learn math concepts while at the same time developing habits that will serve them well throughout their college careers and in their daily lives.

The Math

Mastering Concepts--With the textbook and Connect Math hosted by ALEKS, students can practice and master their understanding of algebraic concepts. Messersmith is rigorous enough to prepare students for the next level yet easy to read and understand. The exposition is written as if a professor is teaching in a lecture to be more accessible to students. The language is mathematically sound yet easy enough for students to understand.

Table of Contents

Prealgebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning, First Edition

Chapter 1: Operations with Integers

Section 1.1 Place Value and Rounding

Section 1.2 Introduction to Integers

Section 1.3 Adding Integers

Section 1.4 Subtracting Integers

Section 1.5 Estimating a Sum or Difference

Section 1.6 Multiplying Integers and Estimation

Section 1.7 Dividing Integers and Estimation

Putting It All Together

Section 1.8 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2: Variables and Solving Equations

Section 2.1 Introduction to Variables

Section 2.2 Simplifying Expressions

Section 2.3 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property of Equality

Section 2.4 Solving Equations Using the Division Property of Equality

Section 2.5 More on Solving Equations

Section 2.6 Applications Involving One Unknown

Section 2.7 Applications Involving Two Unknowns

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-2

Chapter 3: Operations with Signed Fractions

Study Strategies: Time Management

Section 3.1 Introduction to Signed Fractions

Section 3.2 Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

Section 3.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions

Section 3.4 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions and Finding a Least Common Denominator

Section 3.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Section 3.6 Operations with Mixed Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 3.7 Order Relations and Order of Operations

Section 3.8 Solving Equations Containing Fractions

Group Activity

emPOWERme: Find Your Procrastination Quotient

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 3 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-3

Chapter 4: Basic Geometry Concepts

Section 4.1 Introduction to Geometry

Section 4.2 Rectangles, Squares, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids

Section 4.3 Triangles

Section 4.4 Volume and Surface Area

Putting It All Together

Section 4.5 Solving Geometry Applications Using Algebra

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 4 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-4

Chapter 5: Signed Decimals

Study Strategies: Taking Math Tests

Section 5.1 Reading and Writing Decimals

Section 5.2 Rounding Decimals

Section 5.3 Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimals

Section 5.4 Multiplying Signed Decimals

Section 5.5 Dividing Signed Decimals and Order of Operations

Putting It All Together

Section 5.6 Writing Fractions as Decimals

Section 5.7 Mean, Median, and Mode

Section 5.8 Solving Equations Containing Decimals

Section 5.9 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

Section 5.10 Circles, Spheres, Cylinders, and Cones

Group Activity

emPOWERme: Is Anxiety the Hardest Problem on the Test?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-5

Chapter 6: Ratios and Proportions

Section 6.1 Ratios

Section 6.2 Rates

Section 6.3 Proportions

Section 6.4 Solve Proportions

Section 6.5 Solve Applied Problems Involving Proportions

Section 6.6 Angles

Section 6.7 Solve Applied Problems Involving Congruent and Similar Triangles

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-6

Chapter 7: Measurement and Conversion

Section 7.1 Conversions Within the U.S. Measurement System

Section 7.2 The Metric System: Length

Section 7.3 The Metric System: Capacity and Weight (Mass)

Section 7.4 Solve Applied Problems Involving Metric Units

Section 7.5 Metric – U.S. Customary Conversions and Temperature

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 7 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-7

Chapter 8: Percents

Section 8.1 Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

Section 8.2 Compute Basic Percents Mentally

Section 8.3 Use an Equation to Solve Percent Problems

Section 8.4 Solve Applications Involving Percents

Putting It All Together

Section 8.5 More Applications with Percents

Section 8.6 Simple and Compound Interest

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 8 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-8

Chapter 9: Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System

Section 9.1 Reading Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

Section 9.2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms

Section 9.3 Using and Making Circle Graphs

Section 9.4 Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables

Section 9.5 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

Chapter Summary

Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 9 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-9

Chapter 10: The Rules of Exponents and Polynomials

Section 10.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules

Section 10.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule

Section 10.3 Scientific Notation

Putting It All Together

Section 10.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Section 10.5 Multiplying Polynomials

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-10

Appendix A: Whole Number Arithmetic

Section A.1 Adding Whole Numbers

Section A.2 Subtracting Whole Numbers

Section A.3 Multiplying Whole Numbers

Section A.4 Introduction to Division and Short Division

Section A.5 Long Division

Appendix B

Section B.1 Sets of Numbers

Section B.2 Graphing Inequalities

Section B.3 Deriving the Area of a Parallelogram and the Area of a Triangle

Section B.4 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

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