Synopses & Reviews
The FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, 9th Edition offers a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts and prepares students for further coursework. The clear exposition and the consistency of presentation make learning arithmetic accessible for all. Key concepts are presented in section objectives and further defined within the context of How and Why; providing a strong foundation for learning. The predominant emphasis of the book focuses on problem-solving, skills, concepts, and applications based on "real world" data, with some introductory algebra integrated throughout. The authors feel strongly about making the connection between mathematics and the modern, day-to-day activities of students. This textbook is suitable for individual study or for a variety of course formats: lab, self-paced, lecture, group or combined formats. Though the mathematical content of FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS is elementary, students using this textbook are often mature adults, bringing with them adult attitudes and experiences and a broad range of abilities. Teaching elementary content to these students, therefore, is effective when it accounts for their distinct and diverse adult needs. Using Fundamentals of Math meets three needs of students which are: students must establish good study habits and overcome math anxiety; students must see connections between mathematics and the modern day-to-day world of adult activities; and students must be paced and challenged according to their individual level of understanding.
Synopsis
The FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, 9th Edition offers a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts and prepares students for further coursework. The clear exposition and the consistency of presentation make learning arithmetic accessible for all. Key concepts are presented in section objectives and further defined within the context of How and Why; providing a strong foundation for learning. The predominant emphasis of the book focuses on problem-solving, skills, concepts, and applications based on "real world" data, with some introductory algebra integrated throughout. The authors feel strongly about making the connection between mathematics and the modern, day-to-day activities of students. This textbook is suitable for individual study or for a variety of course formats: lab, self-paced, lecture, group or combined formats. Though the mathematical content of FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS is elementary, students using this textbook are often mature adults, bringing with them adult attitudes and experiences and a broad range of abilities. Teaching elementary content to these students, therefore, is effective when it accounts for their distinct and diverse adult needs. Using Fundamentals of Math meets three needs of students which are: students must establish good study habits and overcome math anxiety; students must see connections between mathematics and the modern day-to-day world of adult activities; and students must be paced and challenged according to their individual level of understanding.
About the Author
James Van Dyke has been an instructor of mathematics for over 30 years, teaching courses at both the high school and college levels. He is the co-author of eight different mathematics textbooks, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, published by Cengage Learning.James Rogers has been teaching high school and college-level mathematics courses for more than 30 years. Though retired, he currently teaches part-time at Portland Community College. He is the co-author of nine mathematics textbooks, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, published by Cengage Learning.Hollis Adams teaches mathematics at Portland Community College, a position she has been in for nearly 20 years. She is the co-author of two mathematics textbooks, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, published by Cengage Learning.
Table of Contents
Chapter 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 Ten. Order of Operations. Average, Median, and Mode. Drawing and Interpreting Graphs. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Chapter 2. PRIMES AND MULTIPLES. Divisibility Tests. Multiples. Divisors and Factors. Primes and Composites. Prime Factorization. Least Common Multiple. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Chapter 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. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 3. Chapter 4. DECIMALS. Decimals: Reading, Writing, and Rounding. Changing Decimals to Fractions, Listing in Order. Add and Subtract Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10; Scientific Notation. Dividing Decimals; Average, Median, and Mode. Changing Fractions to Decimals. Order of Operations; Estimating. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Chapter 5. RATIO AND PROPORTION. Ratio and Rate. Solving Proportions. Applications of Proportions. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 5. Chapter 6. PERCENT. The Meaning of Percent. Changing Decimals to Percents and Percents to Decimals. Changing Fractions to Percents and Percents to Fractions. Fractions, Decimals, Percents; A Review. Solving Percent Problems. Applications of Percents. Sales Tax, Discounts, and Commissions. Interest on Loans. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Chapter 7. EASUREMENTS AND GEOMETRY. Measuring Length. Measuring Capacity, Weight, and Temperature. Perimeter. Area. Volume. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 7. Chapter 8. ALGEBRA PREVIEW; SIGNED NUMBERS. Opposites and Absolute Value. Adding Sign Numbers. Subtracting Sign Numbers. Multiplying Sign Numbers. Dividing Sign Numbers. Order of Operations; A Review. Solving Equations. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. True/False Concept Review. Test. Group Project. Appendix A: Calculators. Appendix B: Prime Factors of Numbers 1 through 100. Appendix C: Squares and Square Roots (0 - 99). Appendix D: Compound Interest Table. Midterm Examination: Chapters 1 - 4. Final Examination: Chapters 1 - 8. Answers. Index.