Synopses & Reviews
Prealgebra, by definition is the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Miller/ONeill/Hyde Prealgebra will introduce algebraic concepts early and repeat them as student would work through a Basic College Mathematics (or arithmetic) table of contents. Prealegbra is the ground work thats needed for developmental students to take the next step into a traditional algebra course.
According to our market Julie and Mollys greatest strength is the ability to conceptualize algebraic concepts. The goal of this textbook will be to help student conceptualize the mathematics and its relevancy in everything from their daily errands to the workplace.
Prealgebra can be considered a derivative of Basic College Mathematics. One new chapter introducing the variable and equations is needed. Each subsequent chapter is basic mathematics/arithmetic content with additional sections containing algebra incorporated throughout.
Synopsis
Introducing algebraic concepts early and repeating them as students would work through a Basic College Mathematics (or arithmetic) table of contents, this resource lays the ground work that's needed for developmental students to take the next step into a traditional algebra course.
About the Author
Julie Miller has been on the faculty in the School of Mathematics at Daytona State College for 20 years, where she has taught developmental and upper-level courses. Prior to her work at DSC, she worked as a Software Engineer for General Electric in the area of Flight and Radar simulation. Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida. In addition to this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus, as well as several short works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Molly O'Neill is also from Daytona State College, where she has taught for 22 years in the School of Mathematics. She has taught a variety of courses from Developmental Mathamatics to Calculus. Before she came to Florida, Molly taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. Molly earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Besides this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus and has reviewed texts for Developmental Mathematics. Nancy Hyde served as a full-time faculty member of the Mathematics Department at Broward College for 24 years. During this time she taught the full spectrum of courses from developmental math through differential equations. She received a bachelor of science degree in math education from Florida State University and a master's degree in math education from Florida Atlantic University. She has conducted workshops and seminars for both students and teachers on the use of technology in the classroom. In addition to this textbook, she has authored a graphing calculator supplement for College Algebra.