Synopses & Reviews
- Practice fractions, decimals, and percents
- Work with English and metric units of measurement
- Tackle word problems
- Make sense of geometry
- Conquer basic algebra
Get the hang of math and pre-algebra by working on real problems
Math can be daunting for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be—this workbook provides the tools you need to get the hang of basic math and pre-algebra by doing! From basic math like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing to more complex topics like algebraic equations, prime numbers, and negative numbers, the workbook will show you the ins and outs of math to get you ready for algebra in no time!
- Master the Big Four operations — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, including a clear explanation of long division
- Crunch the numbers — powers and square roots, negative numbers, absolute value, and inequalities
- Understand factors and multiples — tricks for finding divisibility, prime and composite numbers, greatest common factor (GCF), and least common multiple (LCM)
- Slice things up — fractions, decimals, percents, and weights and measures
- Grasp geometry and graphs — polygon basics, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, and points and lines on xy-graphs
- Get started with algebra — evaluate, simplify, and factor expressions (including FOILing), and solve equations by isolating x
See how to
Master long division
Practice rounding numbers and estimation
Calculate powers and square roots
Work with positive and negative numbers
Follow the order of operations
Understand factors and multiples
Synopsis
This new edition will be released shortly after Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is released, giving customers the opportunity to maximize their educational potential. As with all For Dummies workbook extensions, Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will give readers the opportunity to practice solving problems and review skills learned in its big-book companion.
Synopsis
Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps take the guesswork out of solving math equations and will have you unraveling the mystery of FOIL in no time. Whether you need to brush up on the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division or you’re ready to tackle algebraic expressions and equations, this handy workbook will demystify math so you can get back to having fun in math class.
- 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
- Sample questions with step-by-step explanation
- Answers to practice problems so you can check your work
Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition take the guessing out of math and help you discover your problem solving potential.
About the Author
Mark Zegarelli is a math teacher and tutor and the author of many books on a variety of math, logic, and test prep topics.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1
Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra 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 109
Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 143
Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages 165
Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics 177
Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation 179
Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 189
Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 203
Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Xy-Graphs 223
Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 235
Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions 237
Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations 257
Part V: The Part of Tens 273
Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 275
Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 283
Index 289