Synopses & Reviews
This text offers a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts and prepares students for further coursework. The arithmetic is presented with an emphasis on problem-solving, skills, concepts, and applications based on "real world" data, with some introductory algebra integrated throughout.
About the Author
High School Mathematics Instructor - 6 years, Hillsboro Union High School. Community College Mathematics Instructor - 10 years, Portland Community College. Community College Administrator - 19 years, Portland Community College. Retired as Vice President of Educational Services at Portland Community College. Co-author - 8 mathematics texts.High School Mathematics Instructor - 12 years. Portland Public Schools. Community College Mathematics Instructor- 30 years, Portland Community College. Currently retired and teaching part-time at Portland Community College. Co-author - 9 mathematics texts.Community college Mathematics Instructor - 18 years, Portland Community College. Co-author - 2 mathematics texts.
Table of Contents
Each chapter begins with a Good Advice for Studying section and a chapter-specific application, then concludes with Key Concepts, Review Exercises, True-False Concept Review, Test, and a Group Project. 1. Whole Numbers. Whole Numbers and Tables: Writing, Rounding, and Inequalities. Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers. Multiplying Whole Numbers. Dividing Whole Numbers. Whole Number Exponents and Powers of 10. Order of Operations. Average, Median, and Mode. Drawing and Interpreting Graphs. 2. Primes and Multiples. Divisibility Tests. Multiples. Divisors, Factors, and Greatest Common Factor. Primes and Composites. Prime Factorization and Greatest Common Factor. Least Common Multiple. 3. Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Proper and Improper Fractions; Mixed Numbers. Simplifying Fractions. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions. Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers. Building Fractions; Listing in Order; Inequalities. Adding Fractions. Adding Mixed Numbers. Subtracting Fractions. Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Order of Operations; Average. 4. Decimals. Decimals: Reading, Writing, and Rounding. Changing Decimals to Fractions; Listing in Order. Adding and Subtracting Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10; Scientific Notation. Dividing Decimals ; Changing Fractions to Decimals. Order of Operations; Average, Median, and Mode. 5. Ratio and Proportion. Ratio and Rate. Solving Proportions. Applications of Proportions. 6. Percent. The Meaning of Percent. Changing Decimals to Percent. Changing Percents to Decimals. Changing Fractions to Percents. Changing Percents to Fractions. Fractions, Decimals, Percents: A Review. Solving Percent Problems. Applications of Percent. Business Applications of Percent. 7. Measurement and Geometry (This chapter is optional). Measuring Length. Measuring Capacity, Weight, and Temperature. Perimeter. Area. Volume. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. 8. Algebra Preview: Signed Numbers (This chapter is optional). Opposites and Absolute Value. Adding Signed Numbers. Subtracting Signed Numbers. Multiplying Signed Numbers. Dividing Signed Numbers. Order of Operations: A Review. Solving Equations. Appendixes. Calculators. Prime Factors of Numbers 1 through 100. Squares and Square Roots (0 to 199).