Synopses & Reviews
Basic College Mathematics, 4e will be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world. Bello has written a textbook with mathanxious students in mind to combat the issue of student motivation, something that instructors face with each class. The addition of Green Math examples and applications expands Bello's reach into current, timely subjects.
About the Author
Ignacio Bello attended the University of South Florida (USF), where he earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He began teaching at USF in 1967, and in 1971 became a member of the Faculty at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and Coordinator of the Math and Sciences Department. Professor Bello instituted the USF/HCC remedial program, a program that started with 17 students taking Intermediate Algebra and grew to more than 800 students with courses covering Developmental English, Reading, and Mathematics. Aside from the present series of books (Basic College Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra), Professor Bello is the author of more than 40 textbooks including Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (ninth edition), College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Business Mathematics. Many of these textbooks have been translated into Spanish. With Professor Fran Hopf, Bello started the Algebra Hotline, the only live, college-level television help program in Florida. Professor Bello is featured in three television programs on the award-winning Education Channel. He has helped for the Finite Math, College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory Algebra, and CLAST classes at USF. Professor Bello is a member of the MAA and AMATYC and has given many presentations regarding the teaching of mathematics at the local, state, and national levels.
Table of Contents
1. WHOLE NUMBERS
1.1 Standard Numerals
1.2 Ordering and Rounding Whole Numbers
1.3 Addition
1.4 Subtraction
1.5 Multiplication
1.6 Division
1.7 Primes, Factors, and Exponents
1.8 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols
1.9 Equations and Problem Solving
2. FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS
2.1 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.2 Equivalent Fractions: Building and Reducing
2.3 Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.4 The Lease Common Multiple (LCM)
2.5 Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
2.6 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols
2.7 Equations and Problem Solving
3. DECIMALS
3.1 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
3.2 Multiplication and Division of Decimals
3.3 Fractions and Decimals
3.4 Decimals, Fractions, and Order of Operations
3.5 Equations and Problem Solving
4. RATIO, RATE, AND PROPORTION
4.1 Ratio
4.2 Rates
4.3 Proportion
4.4 Problem Solving Involving Proportions
5. PERCENT
5.1 Percent Notation
5.2 Percent Problems
5.3 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
5.4 Taxes, Interest, Commissions, and Discounts
5.5 Applications: Percent of Increase or Decrease
5.6 Consumer Credit
6. STATISTICS AND GRAPHS
6.1 Tables and Pictographs
6.2 Bar and Line Graphs
6.3 Circle Graphs (Pie Charts)
6.4 Mean, Median, and Mode
7. MEASUREMENT AND THE METRIC SYSTEM
7.1 Length: U.S. System
7.2 Length: The Metric System
7.3 Length: U.S. to Metric and Metric to U.S. Conversions
7.4 Area: U.S., Metric, and Conversions
7.5 Volume (Capacity): U.S., Metric, and Conversions
7.6 Weight and Temperature: U.S., Metric, and Conversions
8. GEOMETRY
8.1 Lines, Angles, and Triangles
8.2 Finding Perimeters
8.3 Finding Areas
8.4 Volumes of Solids
8.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
9. THE REAL NUMBERS
9.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers
9.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers
9.3 The Rational Numbers
9.4 Order of Operations
10. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA
10.1 Introduction to Algebra
10.2 The Algebra of Exponents
10.3 Scientific Notation
10.4 Solving Linear Equations
10.5 Applications: Word Problems