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Just the critical concepts you need to score high in pre-algebra
This practical, friendly guide focuses on critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to standard formulas and simple variable equations. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies is perfect for cramming, homework help, or as a reference for parents helping kids study for exams.
Get down to the basics — get a handle on the basics of math, from adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing to exponents, square roots, and absolute value
Conquer with confidence — follow easy-to-grasp instructions for working with fractions, decimals, and percents in equations and word problems
Take the "problem" out of word problems — learn how to turn words into numbers and use "x" in algebraic equations to solve word problems
Formulate a plan — get the lowdown on the essential formulas you need to solve for perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
Open the book and find:
How to find the greatest common factor and least common multiple
Tips for adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions
How to change decimals to fractions (and vice versa)
Algebraic expressions and equations
How to work with graphs and charts
Work with and convert fractions, decimals, and percents
Solve for variables in algebraic expressions
Get the right answer when solving basic math problems
A new series extension of the For Dummies brand, The Essentials For Dummies will appeal to the huge number of readers who seek out focused, short form consumer reference books at the $9.99 price point. Positioned for students (and parents) who just want the key concepts and a few examples - without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content - The Essentials For Dummies series is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.
Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies
provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies
contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical pre-algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts.
The Essentials For Dummies Series
Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
About the Author
Mark Zegarelli is a math tutor and author of several books, including Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Arming Yourself with Math Basics.
Chapter 2: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions.
Chapter 3: Say What? Making Sense of Word Problems.
Chapter 4: Figuring Out Fractions.
Chapter 5: Deciphering Decimals.
Chapter 6: Puzzling Out Percents.
Chapter 7: Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Word Problems.
Chapter 8: Using Variables in Algebraic Expressions.
Chapter 9: X’s Secret Identity: Solving Algebraic Equations.
Chapter 10: Decoding Algebra Word Problems.
Chapter 11: Geometry: Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume.
Chapter 12: Picture It! Graphing Information.
Chapter 13: Ten Essential Math Concepts.