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Other titles in the Tobey/Slater Wortext series:Beginning Algebraby John Tobey
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:The Tobey/Slater Series builds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical “building block” organization makes it easy for readers to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. The authors provide a “How am I Doing?” guide to give readers constant reinforcement and to ensure that they understand each concept before moving on to the next. With Tobey/Slater, readers have a tutor and study companion with them every step of the way. A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills; Real Numbers and Variables; Equations and Inequalities; Solving Applied Problems; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Equations; Radicals; Quadratic Equations. For all readers interested in basic college mathematics. About the AuthorJohn Tobey received his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as the mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Slater has been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirtyeight years and received the Teacher of the Year in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Mass. with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie. Jamie Blair has directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other twoyear colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialist by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California. Table of Contents'\'
How Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover) To the Student Preface Acknowledgments Diagnostic Pretest
0. A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills 0.1 Simplifying Fractions 0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions 0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 0.4 Using Decimals How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1—0.4 0.5 Using Percent 0.6 Rounding and Estimating 0.7 Using the Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 0 Organizer Chapter 0 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test
1. Real Numbers and Variables 1.1 Adding Real Numbers 1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers 1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 1.4 Exponents 1.5 The Order of Operations How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1—1.5 1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions 1.7 Combining Like Terms 1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas 1.9 Grouping Symbols Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 1 Organizer Chapter 1 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
2. Equations and Inequalities 2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality 2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality 2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together 2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1—2.4 2.5 Formulas 2.6 Writing and Graphing Inequalities 2.7 Solving Inequalities Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 2 Organizer Chapter 2 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—2
3. Solving Applied Problems 3.1 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions 3.2 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems 3.3 Solving Word Problems: Comparisons How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1—3.3 3.4 Solving Word Problems: The Value of Money and Percents 3.5 Solving Word Problems Using Geometric Formulas 3.6 Using Inequalities to Solve Word Problems Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 3 Organizer Chapter 3 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—3
4. Exponents and Polynomials 4.1 The Rules of Exponents 4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 4.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1—4.3 4.4 Multiplying Polynomials 4.5 Multiplication: Special Cases 4.6 Dividing Polynomials Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 4 Organizer Chapter 4 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—4
5. Factoring 5.1 Removing a Common Factor 5.2 Factoring by Grouping 5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2} + bx + c 5.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1—5.4 5.5 Special Cases of Factoring 5.6 A Brief Review of Factoring 5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 5 Organizer Chapter 5 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—5
6. Rational Expressions and Equations 6.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions 6.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 6.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1—6.3 6.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions 6.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions 6.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 6 Organizer Chapter 6 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—6
7. Graphing and Functions 7.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System 7.2 Graphing Linear Equations 7.3 The Slope of A Line How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1—7.3 7.4 Writing the Equation of a Line 7.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities 7.6 Functions Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 7 Organizer Chapter 7 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—7
8. Systems of Equations 8.1 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by Graphing 8.2 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Substitution Method 8.3 Solving a System of Equations in Two Variables by the Addition Method How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1—8.3 8.4 Review of Methods for Solving Systems of Equations 8.5 Solving Word Problems Using Systems of Equations Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 8 Organizer Chapter 8 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—8
9. Radicals 9.1 Square Roots 9.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions 9.3 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions 9.4 Multiplying Radical Expressions How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1—9.4 9.5 Dividing Radical Expressions 9.6 The Pythagorean Theorem and Radical Equations 9.7 Word Problems Involving Radicals: Direct and Inverse Variation Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 9 Organizer Chapter 9 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—9
10. Quadratic Equations 10.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations 10.2 Using the Square Root Property and Completing the Square to Find Solutions 10.3 Using the Quadratic Formula to Find Solutions How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1—10.3 10.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations 10.5 Formulas and Applied Problems Putting Your Skills to Work: Use Math to Save Money Chapter 10 Organizer Chapter 10 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test
Practice Final Examination
Appendix A. Table of Square Roots Appendix B. Metric Measurement and Conversion of Units Appendix C. Interpreting Data from Tables, Charts, and Graphs Appendix D. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
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