Developmental Mathematics : Basic Mathematics and Algebra

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-04
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Normal 0 false false false TheLial serieshas helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching supporta book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package. Whole Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Decimals; Ratio and Proportion; Percent; Geometry; Statistics; The Real Number System; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring and Applications; Rational Expressions and Applications; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations For all readers interested in basic math and introductory algebra.

Author Biography

Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.


When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.


A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.

Table of Contents

Study Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Reading and Writing Whole Number?
Study Skills: Using Your Textbook
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Long Division
Rounding Whole Numbers
Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operation?
Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes
Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs
Solving Application Problems
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Basics of Fraction?
Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, When
Mixed Numbers
Writing a Fraction in Lowest Term?
Study Skills: Using Study Cards
Multiplying Fractions
Applications of Multiplication
Dividing Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Number?
Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisite?
Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapte?
Study Skills: Preparing for Tests
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Like Fraction?
Study Skills: Managing Your Time
Least Common Multiples
Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fraction?
Study Skills: Making a Mind Map
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Order Relations and the Order of Operation?
Study Skills: Tips for Taking Math Tests
Reading and Writing Decimals
Rounding Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Writing Fractions as Decimal?
Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results
Ratio and Proportion
Solving Proportions
Solving Application Problems with Proportions
Basics of Percent
Percents and Fractions
Using the Percent Proportion and Identifying the Components in a Percent Problem
Using Proportions to Solve Percent Problems
Using the Percent Equation
Solving Application Problems with Percent
Simple Interest
Compound Interes?
Study Skills: Preparing for a Final Exam
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