Developmental Mathematics (with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, TLE Student Guide, BCA Student Guide, and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-08
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Tussy and Gustafson's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically. In this text, students get a thorough review of arithmetic and geometry along with all the topics covered in a standard elementary algebra course. The authors build the strong mathematical foundation necessary to give students confidence to apply their newly acquired skills in further mathematics courses, at home, or on the job.

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers
An Introduction to the Whole Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers
Prime Factors and Exponents
Order of Operations
Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction
Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication
Key Concept: Variables
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
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
Key Concept: The Fundamental Property of Fractions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
An Introduction to Decimals
Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
Multiplication with Decimals
Division with Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Solving Equations Containing Decimals
Square Roots
Key Concept: The Real Numbers
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Solving Percent Problems
Applications of Percent
Key Concept: Percent
Descriptive Statistics
Reading Graphs and Tables
Mean, Median, and Mode
Key Concept: The Mean, Median, and Mode
Introduction To Geometry
Some Basic Definitions
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Properties of Triangles
Perimeters and Areas of Polygons
Surface Area and Volume
Key Concept: Formulas
Algebraic Expressions, Equations And Inequalities
Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Equations
Problem Solving
Key Concept: Simplify and Solve
Graphs, Linear Equations, And Functions
Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System
Equations Containing Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations
Rates of Change and the Slope of a Line
Describing Linear Relationships
Writing Linear Equations
Key Concept: Describing Linear Relationships
Exponents And Polynomials
Natural-Number Exponents
Zero and Negative Integer Exponents
Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
Key Concept: Polynomials
Factoring And Quadratic Equations
Factoring Out a Common Monomial Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Solving Quadratic Equations
Key Concept: Factoring
Rational Expressions And Equations
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Simplifying Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Complex Fractions
Solving Equations That Contain Fractions
Applications of Equations That Contain Fractions
Key Concept: The Language of Algebra
Solving Systems Of Equations And Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems by Addition
Applications of Systems of Equations
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Key Concept: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Roots And Radicals
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Solving Equations Containing Radicals: The Distance Formula
Rational Exponents
Key Concept: Inverse Operations
Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Key Concept: Quadratic Equations
Appendices: I
Measurement: II
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