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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra (Cliffs Study Solver)

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Publisher Comments:

The CliffsStudySolver workbooks combine 20 percent review material with 80 percent practice problems (and the answers!) to help make your lessons stick.

CliffsStudySolver Basic Math and Pre-Algebra is for students who want to reinforce their knowledge with a learn-by-doing approach. Inside, you’ll get the practice you need to tackle numbers with problem-solving tools such as

  • Straightforward, concise reviews of every topic
  • Practice problems in every chapter — with explanations and solutions
  • A diagnostic pretest to assess your current skills
  • A full-length exam that adapts to your skill level

Beginning with the basics of multiplication, division, and fundamental properties, this workbook ventures into whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and more. You'll explore integers, rational numbers, powers, exponents and measurements, plus details about

  • Estimating products, quotients, sums, and differences
  • Finding percent of increase or decrease
  • Multiplying positive and negative mixed numbers
  • Figuring out bar and circle charts and line graphs
  • Dealing with probability and statistics
  • Solving variables, algebraic expressions, and simple equations

Practice makes perfect —and whether you're taking lessons or teaching yourself, CliffsStudySolver guides can help you make the grade.

Synopsis:

The learn-by-doing way to master Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Why CliffsStudySolver™ Guides?

Go with the name you know and trust

Get the information you need–fast!

Written by teachers and educational specialists

Inside you’ll get the practice you need to learn basic math and pre-algebra, including:

Working with Numbers

  • Whole numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percents
  • Integers and rationals
  • Powers, exponents, and roots

Notation and Measurement

  • Scientific notation
  • Measurements
  • Graphs
  • Probability and statistics

Series and Equations

  • Sequences
  • Variables
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Simple equations

Problem-Solving Tools

  • Clear, concise reviews of every topic
  • Practice problems in every chapter–with explanations and solutions
  • Diagnostic pretest to assess your current skills
  • Full-length exam that adapts to your skill level

We take great notes–and make learning a snap

Synopsis:

For stumped students, this volume covers mathematics topics encountered prior to Algebra, including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, exponents, and roots.

About the Author

Jonathan J. White is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Scott Searcy, a high school teacher in Iowa, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math and General Science.

Teri Stimmel graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical Science and Secondary Education.

Table of Contents

Pretest.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 1: The Basics.

Collections of Numbers.

Ways to Show Multiplication and Division.

Multiplying and Dividing Using Zero.

Symbols and Terminology.

Some Fundamental Properties.

Some Properties (Axioms) of Addition.

Some Properties (Axioms) of Multiplication.

A Property of Two Operations.

Grouping Symbols and Order of Operations.

Order of Operations.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 2: Whole Numbers.

Place Value.

Computation.

Adding and Subtracting.

Multiplying.

Dividing.

Rounding Off.

Estimating.

Estimating Sums and Differences.

Estimating Products and Quotients.

Divisibility Rules.

Factoring.

Prime Numbers.

Composite Numbers.

Factor Trees.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 3:Fractions.

Equivalent Fractions.

Reducing Fractions.

Enlarging Denominators.

Mixed Numbers.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions.

Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.

Adding Mixed Numbers.

Subtracting Mixed Numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers.

Multiplying Fractions.

Multiplying Mixed Numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers.

Dividing Fractions.

Dividing Mixed Numbers.

Compound Fractions.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 4:Decimals.

Place Value.

Comparing Decimals.

Decimal Computation.

Adding Decimals.

Subtracting Decimals.

Multiplying Decimals.

Dividing Decimals.

Estimating.

Changing between Fractions and Decimals.

Changing Fractions to Decimals.

Changing Decimals to Fractions.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Solutions.

Chapter 5: Percents.

Changing Percents, Decimals, and Fractions.

Changing Decimals to Percents.

Changing Percents to Decimals.

Changing Fractions to Percents.

Changing Percents to Fractions.

Applications of Percents.

Finding Percents of a Number.

Finding What Percent One Number Is of Another Number.

Finding a Number When a Percent of It Is Known.

The Proportion Method.

Finding Percent Increase or Percent Decrease.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 6: Integers and Rationals.

Integers.

Number Lines.

Adding Integers.

Subtracting Integers.

Minus Preceding Grouping Symbols.

Multiplying and Dividing Integers.

Absolute Value.

Rational Numbers.

Negative Fractions.

Adding Positive and Negative Fractions.

Adding Positive and Negative Mixed Numbers.

Subtracting Positive and Negative Fractions.

Subtracting Positive and Negative Mixed Numbers.

Multiplying Positive and Negative Fractions.

Multiplying Positive and Negative Mixed Numbers.

Dividing Positive and Negative Fractions.

Dividing Positive and Negative Mixed Numbers.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 7: Powers, Exponents, and Roots.

Powers and Exponents.

Exponents.

Negative Exponents.

Squares and Cubes.

Operations with Powers and Exponents.

More Operations with Powers and Exponents.

Square Roots and Cube Roots.

Square Roots.

Cube Roots.

Simplifying Square Roots.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems and Answers.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 8: Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation.

Powers of Ten.

Multiplying Powers of Ten.

Dividing Powers of Ten.

Scientific Notation.

Multiplying in Scientific Notation.

Dividing in Scientific Notation.

Other Operations in Scientific Notation.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 9: Measurements.

The English System.

The Units in the English System.

Changing Units within the English System.

The Metric System.

Changing between English and Metric Units.

Significant Digits.

Measurement of Basic Figures.

Perimeter.

Area.

Circles.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 10: Charts and Graphs.

Bar Charts.

Circle Charts.

Line Graphs.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 11: Probability and Statistics.

Probability.

Independent Events.

More Complicated Probabilities.

Statistics.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Chapter 12: Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Simple Equations.

Variables and Algebraic Expressions.

Variables.

Algebraic Expressions.

Evaluating Expressions.

Solving Simple Equations.

Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations.

Multiplication and Division Equations.

Combinations of Operations.

Chapter Problems and Solutions.

Problems.

Answers and Solutions.

Supplemental Chapter Problems.

Problems.

Answers.

Appendix:Sequences.

Arithmetic Sequences.

Geometric Sequences.

Predicting the Next Term of a Sequence.

Customized Full-Length Exam.

Problems.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764537646
Publisher:
Cliffs Notes
Location:
New York
Author:
White, Jonathan J.
Author:
Stimmel, Teri
Author:
Searcy, Scott
Author:
White, Jonathan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
General & Introductory Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cliffsstudysolver
Series Volume:
no. 126
Publication Date:
20070521
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.90x8.32x.87 in. 1.19 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra (Cliffs Study Solver)
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Product details 336 pages Cliffs Notes - English 9780764537646 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The learn-by-doing way to master Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Why CliffsStudySolver™ Guides?

Go with the name you know and trust

Get the information you need–fast!

Written by teachers and educational specialists

Inside you’ll get the practice you need to learn basic math and pre-algebra, including:

Working with Numbers

  • Whole numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percents
  • Integers and rationals
  • Powers, exponents, and roots

Notation and Measurement

  • Scientific notation
  • Measurements
  • Graphs
  • Probability and statistics

Series and Equations

  • Sequences
  • Variables
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Simple equations

Problem-Solving Tools

  • Clear, concise reviews of every topic
  • Practice problems in every chapter–with explanations and solutions
  • Diagnostic pretest to assess your current skills
  • Full-length exam that adapts to your skill level

We take great notes–and make learning a snap

"Synopsis" by , For stumped students, this volume covers mathematics topics encountered prior to Algebra, including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, exponents, and roots.
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