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The Lial series has 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 support—a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.

 

Introduction to Algebra: Integers; Understanding Variables and Solving Equations; Solving Application Problems; Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions; Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals; Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships; Percent; Measurement; Graphs; Exponents and Polynomials

 

For all readers interested in prealgebra.

About the Author

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

Each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. With the exception of Chapters R and 1, each chapter also ends with a set of cumulative review exercises.

 

Study Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics

 

1. Introduction to Algebra: Integers

1.1 Place Value

            Study Skills: Using Your Textbook

1.2 Introduction to Signed Numbers

            Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, and When

1.3 Adding Integers

1.4 Subtracting Integers

1.5 Problem Solving: Rounding and Estimating

1.6 Multiplying Integers

1.7 Dividing Integers

            Summary Exercises on Operations with Integers

1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations

            Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes

            Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter

            Study Skills: Managing Your Time

 

2. Understanding Variables and Solving Equations

2.1 Introduction to Variables

            Study Skills: Using Study Cards

2.2 Simplifying Expressions

            Summary Exercises on Variables and Expressions

            Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited

2.3 Solving Equations Using Addition

2.4 Solving Equations Using Division

2.5 Solving Equations with Several Steps

            Study Skills: Preparing for Tests

 

3. Solving Application Problems

3.1 Problem Solving: Perimeter

3.2 Problem Solving: Area

            Summary Exercises on Perimeter and Area

3.3 Solving Application Problems with One Unknown Quantity

3.4 Solving Application Problems with Two Unknown Quantities

            Study Skills: Tips for Taking Math Tests

 

4. Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions

4.1 Introduction to Signed Fractions

4.2 Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions

            Study Skills: Making a Mind Map

4.5 Problem Solving: Mixed Numbers and Estimating

            Summary Exercises on Fractions

4.6 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Complex Fractions

4.7 Problem Solving: Equations Containing Fractions

4.8 Geometry Applications: Area and Volume

            Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results

 

5. Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals

5.1 Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers

5.2 Rounding Decimal Numbers

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimal Numbers

5.4 Multiplying Signed Decimal Numbers

5.5 Dividing Signed Decimal Numbers

            Summary Exercises on Decimals

5.6 Fractions and Decimals

5.7 Problem Solving with Statistics: Mean, Median, and Mode

5.8 Geometry Applications: Pythagorean Theorem and Square Roots

5.9 Problem Solving: Equations Containing Decimals

5.10 Geometry Applications: Circles, Cylinders, and Surface Area

 

6. Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates

6.3 Proportions

            Summary Exercises on Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

6.4 Problem Solving with Proportions

6.5 Geometry: Lines and Angles

6.6 Geometry Applications: Congruent and Similar Triangles

 

7. Percent

7.1 The Basics of Percent

7.2 The Percent Proportion

7.3 The Percent Equation

7.4 Problem Solving with Percent

7.5 Consumer Applications: Sales Tax, Tips, Discounts, and Simple Interest

            Summary Exercises on Percent

            Study Skills: Preparing for Your Final Exam

 

8. Measurement

8.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Customary Measurement

8.2 The Metric System-Length

8.3 The Metric System-Capacity and Weight (Mass)

            Summary Exercises on U.S. Customary and Metric Units

8.4 Problem Solving with Metric Measurements

8.5 Metric-U.S. Customary Conversions and Temperature

 

9. Graphs

9.1 Problem Solving with Tables and Pictographs

9.2 Reading and Constructing Circle Graphs

9.3 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

9.4 The Rectangular Coordinate System

9.5 Introduction to Graphing Linear Equations

 

10. Exponents and Polynomials

10.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents

10.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule

            Summary Exercises on Exponents

10.3 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation

10.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

10.5 Multiplying Polynomials: An Introduction

 

Whole Numbers Computation: Pretest

 

R. Whole Numbers Review

R.1 Adding Whole Numbers

R.2 Subtracting Whole Numbers

R.3 Multiplying Whole Numbers

R.4 Dividing Whole Numbers

R.5 Long Division

 

Appendix: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

 

Answers to Selected Exercises

Solutions to Selected Exercises

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321567925
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Mathematics
Author:
Hestwood, Diana L.
Author:
Diana H
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
estwood
Author:
Hestwood, Diana
Author:
Lial, Margaret L.
Author:
Lial, Margaret
Subject:
Arithmetic
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics-Basics
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lial Developmental Mathematics The Lial Paperback Series
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.4 x 1.2 in 1796 gr

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