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TAKE THE ANXIETY OUT OF PRE-ALGEBRA
In Pre-Algebra Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to master the math fundamentals so crucial to college¿but so difficult for the math-impaired and anxious.
With Pre-Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter, quizzes to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.
This is a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to:
* Build a working knowledge of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents
* Grasp word problems and underlying math concepts
* Learn basic equations and operations with integers
* Construct a solid foundation for algebra, geometry, statistics, and business math
* Prepare to take pre-college exams
Get over math anxiety using a special program included in the book
* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
Pre-Algebra Demystified is your direct route to confidence with higher math!
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written 'brush-ups' you can find.
Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.
Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.
A self-teaching guide to basic arithmetic, covering whole numbers, fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, basic algebra, basic geometry, basic statistics and probability.
About the Author
Allan G. Bluman taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for 39 years. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and has written three mathematics textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of "An Apple for the Teacher Award" for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the "Most Successful Revision of a Textbook" award from McGraw-Hill. His biographical also record appears in Who's Who in American Education, Fifth Edition.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1 WHOLE NUMBERS
Rounding Whole Numbers
UNIT 2 FRACTIONS
Changing Fractions to Higher Terms
Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
UNIT 3 DECIMALS
Place Value, Rounding, and Order
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Converting Fractions and Decimals
UNIT 4 PERCENTAGES
Converting Decimals to Percents and Percents to Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions
Three Types of Percent Problems
UNIT 5 RATIO AND PROPORTIONS
UNIT 6 BASIC ALGEBRA
Solving Basic Equations
UNIT 7 BASIC GEOMETRY
Basic Geometric Figures