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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2013-07-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Prealgebra, by Baratto, Bergman, and Hutchison is part of the latest offerings in the successful Hutchison Series in Mathematics. The book is designed for a one-semester course in basic math and is appropriate for lecture, learning center, laboratory, and self-paced settings. The ninth edition continues the series’ hallmark approach of encouraging mastery of mathematics through careful practice. The text provides detailed, straightforward explanations and accessible pedagogy to help students grow their math skills from the ground up. The authors use a three-pronged approach of communication, pattern recognition, and problem solving to present concepts understandably, stimulate critical-thinking skills, and stress reading and communication skills in order to help students become effective problem-solvers. Features such as Tips for Student Success, Check Yourself exercises, and Activities underscore this approach and the underlying philosophy of mastering math through practice. Exercise sets have been significantly expanded and are now better-organized, and applications are now more thoroughly integrated throughout the text. The text is fully-integrated with McGraw-Hill’s online learning system, Connect Math Hosted by ALEKS Corp, and is available with ALEKS 360.

Table of Contents

Prealgebra, Baratto, Bergman, Hutchison, 4 edition


Applications Index

Chapter 1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Whole Numbers and Place Value

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Rounding, Estimation, and Order

1.5 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.6 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.7 Exponents and the Order of Operations

Activity 1: Population Growth

Chapter 1: Summary

Chapter 1: Summary Exercises

Chapter 1: Chapter Test

Chapter 2. Introductions to Integers and Algebra

Chapter 2: Prerequisite Check

2.1 An Introduction to Integers

2.2 Adding Integers

2.3 Subtracting Integers

2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers

2.5 An Introduction to Algebra

2.6 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

2.7 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

2.8 Solving Equations with the Addition Property

Activity 2: Hometown Weather

Chapter 2: Summary

Chapter 2: Summary Exercises

Chapter 2: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-2: Cumulative Review

Chapter 3. An Introduction to Fractions

Chapter 3: Prerequisite Check

3.1 Prime Numbers and Divisibility

3.2 Factoring Numbers

3.3 Fraction Basics

3.4 Simplifying Fractions

3.5 Multiplying Fractions

3.6 Dividing Fractions

3.7 Solving Equations with the Multiplication Property

Activity 3: Daily Reference Values

Chapter 3: Summary

Chapter 3: Summary Exercises

Chapter 3: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-3: Cumulative Review

Chapter 4. Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Chapter 4: Prerequisite Check

4.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

4.2 Common Multiples

4.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

4.5 The Order of Operations and Complex Fractions

4.6 Solving Linear Equations

Activity 4: Kitchen Subflooring

Chapter 4: Summary

Chapter 4: Summary Exercises

Chapter 4: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-4: Cumulative Review

Chapter 5. Decimals

Chapter 5: Prerequisite Check

5.1 An Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.3 Multiplying Decimals

5.4 Dividing Decimals

5.5 Fractions and Decimals

5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals

5.7 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

Activity 5: Terminate or Repeat?

Chapter 5: Summary

Chapter 5: Summary Exercises

Chapter 5: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-5: Cumulative Review

Chapter 6. Ratios and Proportions

Chapter 6: Prerequisite Check

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates and Unit Pricing

6.3 Proportions

6.4 Solving Proportions

Activity 6: Burning Calories

Chapter 6: Summary

Chapter 6: Summary Exercises

Chapter 6: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-6: Cumulative Review

Chapter 7. Percents

Chapter 7: Prerequisite Check

7.1 Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals

7.2 Writing Decimals and Fractions as Percents

7.3 Solving Percent Problems

7.4 Percent Applications

Activity 7: Population Changes Revisited

Chapter 7: Summary

Chapter 7: Summary Exercises

Chapter 7: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-7: Cumulative Review

Chapter 8. Measurement and Geometry

Chapter 8: Prerequisite Check

8.1 The U.S. Customary System of Measurement

8.2 Metric Length and Conversions

8.3 Lines, Angles, and Triangles

8.4 Perimeter and Area

8.5 Circles and Composite Figures

8.6 An Introduction to Solid Geometry

Activity 8: Composite Geometric Figures

Chapter 8: Summary

Chapter 8: Summary Exercises

Chapter 8: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-8: Cumulative Review

Chapter 9. Introductions to Statistics and Graphs

Chapter 9: Prerequisite Check

9.1 Mean, Median, and Mode

9.2 Tables and Bar Graphs

9.3 Line Graphs and Pie Charts

9.4 Two-Variable Equations

9.5 The Rectangular Coordinate System

9.6 Graphing Linear Equations

Activity 9: Car Color Preferences

Chapter 9: Summary

Chapter 9: Summary Exercise

Chapter 9: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-9: Cumulative Review

Chapter 10. An Introduction to Polynomials

Chapter 10: Prerequisite Check

10.1 Properties of Exponents

10.2 An Introduction to Polynomials

10.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

10.4 Multiplying Polynomials

10.5 An Introduction to Factoring

Activity 10: Wealth and Compound Interest

Chapter 10: Summary

Chapter 10: Summary Exercises

Chapter 10: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-10: Cumulative Review

Answers to Prerequisite Checks, Reading Your Text, Summary Exercises, Chapter Tests, Cumulative Reviews, and Final Examination


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