Synopses & Reviews
When you have the right math teacher, learning math can be painless and even fun! Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies
teach you how to overcome your fear of math and approach the subject correctly and directly. A lot of the topics that probably inspired fear before will seem simple when you realize that you can solve math problems, from basic addition to algebraic equations. Lots of students feel they got lost somewhere between learning to count to ten and their first day in an algebra class, but help is here!
Begin with basic topics like interpreting patterns, navigating the number line, rounding numbers, and estimating answers. You will learn and review the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Do remainders make you nervous? You’ll find an easy and painless way to understand long division. Discover how to apply the commutative, associative, and distributive properties, and finally understand basic geometry and algebra. Find out how to:
- Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute value
- Round numbers and estimate answers
- Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Navigate basic geometry
- Complete algebraic expressions and equations
- Understand statistics and sets
- Uncover the mystery of FOILing
- Answer sample questions and check your answers
Complete with lists of ten alternative numeral and number systems, ten curious types of numbers, and ten geometric solids to cut and fold, Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies will demystify math and help you start solving problems in no time!
A natural addition to our education category, Basic Math &Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies will provide students with opportunities to review skills and practice solving problems related to introductory math and pre-algebra coursework.
Get the confidence and the math skills you need to get started with algebra!
Are you about to jump into algebra? This easy-to-follow, hands-on workbook helps you brush up on your general math skills and practice the types of problems you'll encounter in your coursework. You get plenty of work space, step-by-step solutions to every problem, and expert tips on making the leap from arithmetic to algebra.
100s of Problems!
Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problems
The inside scoop on converting fractions, decimals, and percents
The tips and tricks you need to solve basic algebra problems
About the Author
Mark Zegarelli is a math tutor and writer, as well as the author of Logic For Dummies. He holds degrees in math and English from Rutgers University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Back to Basics with Basic Math 5
Chapter 1: We’ve Got Your Numbers 7
Chapter 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big Four Operations 23
Chapter 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers 37
Chapter 4: It’s Just an Expression 49
Chapter 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples 69
Part II: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 89
Chapter 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake 91
Chapter 7: Fractions and the Big Four 107
Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 141
Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages 163
Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics 175
Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation 177
Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 187
Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 201
Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Cartesian Graphs 221
Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 233
Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions 235
Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations 255
Part V: The Part of Tens 271
Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 273
Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 281