Synopses & Reviews
This book is intended for algebra courses for the allied health professional, usually at community colleges and career schools. This book will appeal to professors who are looking for a paperback where examples and exercises reflect the situations that allied health professionals will face in their daily challenges throughout their career.
Review
This applied mathematics guide from Aufmann, Lockwood, and Johnsoncovers basic math from whole numbers up through introductory algebra and statistics, focusing on usage in allied health fields. Chapters1-6 cover arithmetic, factoring, order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents, using ratio and proportion to solve problems,and applying skills to business and consumer situations. Basic statistics, probability, and associated graphs are then covered,followed by US and metric units and their conversions. The last two chapters discuss operations with rational numbers and introducesingle variable algebra. Each chapter contains a preparative assessment and reader exercises alongside examples throughout thechapter, as well as conceptual and motivational sections. Compound interest tables and a glossary are also provided.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Synopsis
This book is intended for algebra courses for the allied health professional. This book includes examples and exercises that reflect the situations that as allied health professionals you will face in your daily challenges throughout your career.
About the Author
Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development. Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.
Table of Contents
1. WHOLE NUMBERS. Prep Test. Introduction to Whole Numbers. Addition of Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. Prime Numbers and Factoring. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 1 Summary. Chapter 1 Concept Review. Chapter 1 Review Exercises. Chapter 1 Test. 2. FRACTIONS. Prep Test. The Least Common Multiple and the Greatest Common Factor. Introduction to Fractions. Writing Equivalent Fractions. Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 2 Summary. Chapter 2 Concept Review. Chapter 2 Review Exercises. Chapter 2 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 3. DECIMALS. Prep Test. Introduction to Decimals. Addition of Decimals. Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication of Decimals. Division of Decimals. Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 3 Summary. Chapter 3 Concept Review. Chapter 3 Review Exercises. Chapter 3 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 4. RATIO AND PROPORTION. Prep Test. Ratio. Rates. Proportions. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 4 Summary. Chapter 4 Concept Review. Chapter 4 Review Exercises. Chapter 4 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 5. PERCENTS. Prep Test. Introduction to Percents. Percent Equations: Part I. Percent Equations: Part II. Percent Equations: Part III. Percent on Problems: Proportion Method. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 5 Summary. Chapter 5 Concept Review. Chapter 5 Review Exercises. Chapter 5 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 6. APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS. Prep Test. Applications to Purchasing. Percent Increase and Percent Decrease. Interest. Real Estate Expenses. Car Expenses. Wages. Bank Statements. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 6 Summary. Chapter 6 Concept Review. Chapter 6 Review Exercises. Chapter 6 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 7. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY. Prep Test. Pictographs and Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs. Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Statistical Measures. Introduction to Probability. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 7 Summary. Chapter 7 Concept Review. Chapter 7 Review Exercises. Chapter 7 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 8. U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS OF MEASURE. Prep Test. Length. Weight. Capacity. Tome. Energy and Power. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 8 Summary. Chapter 8 Concept Review. Chapter 8 Review Exercises. Chapter 8 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 9. THE METRIC SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT. Prep Test. Length. Mass. Capacity. Energy. Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 9 Summary. Chapter 9 Concept Review. Chapter 9 Review Exercises. Chapter 9 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 10. RATIONAL NUMBERS. Prep Test. Introduction to Integers. Addition and Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers. Operation with Rational Numbers. Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 10 Summary. Chapter 10 Concept Review. Chapter 10 Review Exercises. Chapter 10 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 11. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA. Prep Test. Variable Expressions. Introduction to Equations. General Equations: Part I. General Equations: Part II. Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions. Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving. Focus on Problem Solving. Projects and Group Activities. Chapter 11 Summary. Chapter 11 Concept Review. Chapter 11 Review Exercises. Chapter 11 Test. Final Exam.