Basic College Mathematics

Basic College Mathematics

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For courses in Basic College Mathematics and Arithmetic.The engaging Martin-Gay workbook series presents a student-friendly approach to the concepts of basic math and algebra, giving students ample opportunity to practice skills and see how those skills relate to both their lives and the real world. The goals of the worktexts are to build confidence, increase motivation, and encourage mastery of basic skills and concepts. Martin-Gay ensures that students have the most up-to-date, relevant text preparation for their next math course; enhances students' perception of math by exposing them to real-life situations through graphs and applications; and ensures that students have an organized, integrated learning system at their fingertips. The integrated learning resources program features text-specific supplements including Martin-Gay's acclaimed tutorial videotapes, CD videos, and MathPro 5.
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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.3 x 25.4mm | 1,632.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130676993
  • 9780130676993

Table of contents

1. The Whole Numbers. Tips for Success in Mathematics. Place Value and Names for Numbers. Adding Whole Numbers. Subtracting Whole Numbers. Rounding and Estimating. Multiplying Whole Numbers. Dividing Whole Numbers. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Exponents and Order of Operations.2. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions. Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Factors and Prime Factorization. Simplest Form of a Fraction. Multiplying Fractions. Dividing Fractions.3. Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions. Least Common Multiple. Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations. Fractions and Problem Solving.4. Decimals. Introduction to Decimals. Order and Rounding. Adding and Subtracting Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Dividing Decimals. Estimating and Order of Operations. Fractions and Decimals.5. Ratios and Proportion. Ratios. Rates. Proportions. Proportions and Problem Solving.6. Percent. Introduction to Percent. Percents and Fractions. Solving Percent Problems with Equations. Solving Percent Problems with Proportions. Applications of Percent. Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount. Percent and Problem Solving Interest.7. Measurement. Length: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement. Weight and Mass: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement. Capacity: US. and Metric Systems of Measurement. Temperature: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement. Energy: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement.8. Geometry. Lines and Angles. Plane Figures and Solids. Perimeter. Area. Volume. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. Congruent and Similar Triangles.9. Statistics and Probability. Reading Pictographs, Bra Graphs, and Line Graphs. Reading Circle Graphs. Reading Histograms. Mean, Median, and Mode. Counting and Introduction to Probability.10. Signed Numbers. Signed Numbers. Adding Signed Numbers. Subtracting Signed Numbers. Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers. Order of Operations.11. Introduction to Algebra. Introduction to Variables. Solving Equations: The Addition Property. Solving Equations: The Multiplication Property. Solving Equations Using Addition and Multiplication Properties. Equations and Problem Solving.
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About Allen C. Israel

K. Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 20 years and has received numerous teaching awards including the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Over the years, Elayn has developed a videotaped lecture series to help her students understand algebra better. This highly successful video material is the basis for her books: Basic College Mathematics, Second Edition; Prealgebra, Third Edition; Introductory Algebra, Second Edition; Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition; Algebra A Combined Approach, Second Edition; and her hardback series: Beginning Algebra, Third Edition; Intermediate Algebra, Third Edition; Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition; and Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach, Second Edition.
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