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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.  Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics, Signed Numbers, Introduction to Algebra, Consumer Finance Applications, Tables, Scientific Calculators.  For all readers interested in basic college mathematics.

About the Author

John 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 thirty-eight 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 two-year 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

Preface

Acknowledgments

To The Student

Diagnostic Pretest

 

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Understanding Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1-1.5

1.6 Exponents and the Order of Operations

1.7 Rounding and Estimating

1.8 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

 

2. Fractions

2.1 Understanding Fractions

2.2 Simplifying Fractions

2.3 Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1-2.5

Test on Sections 2.1-2.5

2.6 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions

2.7 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

2.8 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations

2.9 Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-2

 

3. Decimals

3.1 Using Decimal Notation

3.2 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals

3.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

3.4 Multiplying Decimals

How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1-3.4

3.5 Dividing Decimals

3.6 Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations

3.7 Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-3

 

4. Ratio and Proportion

4.1 Ratios and Rates

4.2 The Concept of Proportions

How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1-4.2

4.3 Solving Proportions

4.4 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-4

 

5. Percent

5.1 Understanding Percent

5.2 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

5.3A Solving Percent Problems Using Equations

5.3B Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1-5.3

5.4 Solving Applied Percent Problems

5.5 Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-5 

6. Measurement

6.1 American Units

6.2 Metric Measurements: Length

6.3 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight

How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1-6.3

6.4 Converting Units

6.5 Solving Applied Measurement Problems

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-6

 

7. Geometry

7.1 Angles

7.2 Rectangles and Squares

7.3 Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses

7.4 Triangles

7.5 Square Roots

How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1-7.5

7.6 The Pythagorean Theorem

7.7 Circles

7.8 Volume

7.9 Similar Geometric Figures

7.10 Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-7

 

8. Statistics

8.1 Circle Graphs

8.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1-8.2

8.3 Histograms

8.4 Mean, Median, and Mode

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-8

 

9. Signed Numbers

9.1 Adding Signed Numbers

9.2 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1-9.3

9.4 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers

9.5 Scientific Notation

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-9

 

10. Introduction to Algebra

10.1 Variables and Like Terms

10.2 The Distributive Property

10.3 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property

10.4 Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property

10.5 Solving Equations Using Two Properties

How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1-10.5

10.6 Translating English to Algebra

10.7 Solving Applied Problems

Chapter Organizer

Review Problems

How Am I Doing? Chapter Test

Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-10

 

Practice Final Examination

 

Appendix A: Consumer Finance Applications

A.1 Balancing a Checking Account

A.2 Purchasing a Home

A.3 Determining the Best Deal When Purchasing a Vehicle

 

Appendix B: Tables

Basic Addition Facts

Basic Multiplication Facts

Prime Factors

Square Roots

 

Appendix C: Scientific Calculators

 

Solutions to Practice Problems

Selected Answers

Index of Applications

Subject Index

Glossary

Photo Credits

 

 

Note: although page numbers may have changed, the order of chapters and sections has not been altered from the previous edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131490574
Author:
Tobey, John
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Tobey, John S.
Author:
Slater, Jeffrey
Author:
Garlow, John
Author:
Blair, Jamie
Author:
Tobey, John Jr
Subject:
Arithmetic
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
General Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Tobey/Slater/Blair Developmental Mathematics Series
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10.1 x 8 x 1 in 644 gr

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