Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Paperback | January 15, 2013

bySherri Messersmith, Lawrence Perez, Robert Feldman

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Sherri Messersmith’s successful hardcover franchise is expanded with the new softcover P.O.W.E.R. series. The conversational writing style, practical applications, innovative student resources and student friendly walk through of examples that users of the hard cover books noted and appreciated are also found in the pages of the P.O.W.E.R. series.

The P.O.W.E.R. Framework

What makes P.O.W.E.R. a unique tool for the classroom? A major challenge in developmental courses is that students at this level struggle with basic study skills and habits. Maybe this is one of their first college courses or perhaps they are adults returning to school after a long absence. Either way, many of the individuals taking this course don’t know how to be good students. Instructors often don’t have the time, the resources or the expertise to teach success skills AND the math concepts. The new team of Messersmith, Perez and Feldman offer a scientifically based approach to meet this challenge. The P.O.W.E.R. Learning Framework was developed by successful author, psychologist, student success instructor and researcher, Bob Feldman. It is a method of accomplishing any task using five simple and consistent steps. Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink. This framework is integrated at every level of the text to help students successfully learn math concepts while at the same time developing habits that will serve them well throughout their college careers and in their daily lives.

The Math

Mastering Concepts--With the textbook and Connect Math hosted by ALEKS, students can practice and master their understanding of algebraic concepts.Messersmith is rigorous enough to prepare students for the next level yet easy to read and understand. The exposition is written as if a professor is teaching in a lecture to be more accessible to students. The language is mathematically sound yet easy enough for students to understand.

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Sherri Messersmith’s successful hardcover franchise is expanded with the new softcover P.O.W.E.R. series. The conversational writing style, practical applications, innovative student resources and student friendly walk through of examples that users of the hard cover books noted and appreciated are also found in the pages of the P.O.W....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.6 × 1.1 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073406244

ISBN - 13:9780073406244

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Table of Contents

Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning, First Edition

Chapter 1: Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers

Study Strategies: The P.O.W.E.R. Framework

Section 1.1: Whole Numbers and Place Value

Section 1.2Introduction to Addition

Section 1.3Adding Whole Numbers

Section 1.4Introduction to Subtraction

Section 1.5Subtracting Whole Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 1.6Rounding and Estimation

Section 1.7Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

emPOWERme: Who's in

Chapter Summary

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers

Study Strategies: Strategies for Reading Math (and Other) Textbooks

Section 2.1Introduction to Multiplication

Section 2.2Finding the Product with Whole Numbers

Section 2.3Introduction to Division

Section 2.4Divisibility Rules and Short Division

Section 2.5Long Division

Putting It All Together

Section 2.6Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

Section 2.7 Solving Applied Problems

emPOWERme: Discover Your Reading Attention Span

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?2

Chapter 3: Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Fractions

Study Strategies: Time Management

Section 3.1Introduction to Fractions

Section 3.2Mixed Numbers

Section 3.3Factors

Section 3.4Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

Section 3.5Multiplying Fractions

Section 3.6Applications of Multiplication

Section 3.7Dividing Fractions

Putting It All Together

Section 3.8Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers

emPOWERme: Find Your Procrastination Quotient

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 3 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?3

Chapter 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Study Strategies: Taking Notes in Class

Section 4.1Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

Section 4.2Least Common Multiples

Section 4.3Finding the Least Common Denominator

Section 4.4Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Section 4.5Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 4.6Order Relations and Order of Operations

emPOWERme: Active Listening

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 4 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1 - 4

Chapter 5: Decimals

Study Strategies: Taking Math Tests

Section 5.1Reading and Writing Decimals

Section 5.2Rounding Decimals

Section 5.3Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Section 5.4Multiplying Decimals

Section 5.5Dividing Decimals and Order of Operations

Putting It All Together

Section 5.6Writing Fractions as Decimals

Section 5.7Mean, Median, and Mode

emPOWERme: Is Anxiety the Hardest Problem on the Test?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?5

Chapter 6: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

Study Strategies: Doing Math Homework

Section 6.1Ratios

Section 6.2Rates

Section 6.3Proportions

Section 6.4Solve Proportions

Section 6.5Solve Applied Problems Involving Proportions

emPOWERme: The Right Approach to Homework

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?6

Chapter 7: Measurement and Conversion

Study Strategies: The Writing Process

Section 7.1Using U.S. Customary Measurements

Section 7.2The Metric System: Length

Section 7.3The Metric System: Capacity and Weight (Mass)

Section 7.4Solve Applied Problems Involving Metric Units

Section 7.5Metric - U.S. Customary Conversions and Temperature

emPOWERme: Becoming a Math Teacher to Reinforce Your Own Understanding

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 7 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?7

Chapter 8: Percents

Study Strategies: Public Speaking

Section 8.1Introduction to Percent

Section 8.2Percents and Fractions

Section 8.3Compute Basic Percents Mentally

Section 8.4Use an Equation to Solve Percent Problems

Section 8.5Solve Applications Involving Percents

Putting It All Together

Section 8.6More Applications with Percents

Section 8.7Simple Interest

Section 8.8Compound Interest

emPOWERme: What's Your Level of Self-Consciousness?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 8 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1?8