Basic Mathematics by Robert Prior

Basic Mathematics

byRobert Prior

Spiral Bound | December 28, 2008

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Originally written to be appropriate for any classroom format, Basic Mathematics assumes no prior knowledge and patiently develops each concept, explaining the “why” behind the mathematics. Readers can actively learn from this book thanks to practice opportunities and helpful text features incorporated throughout the text. The user-friendly, spiral-bound format is available with an all-in-one Student Resources DVD-ROM set that includes video lectures for each section of the text, chapter test solutions on video, and the student solutions manual. This streamlined format conserves natural resources while also providing convenience and savings.

Whole Numbers and Number Sense; Factors and the Order of Operations; Fractions: Multiplication and Division; Fractions: Addition and Subtraction; Decimals; Ratios, Proportions, and Percents; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics and Probability; Integers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations

For all readers interested in basic mathematics.

About The Author

Bob Prior is an Associate Professor of at Riverside Community College’s Norco Campus in southern California. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at San Diego and his Masters degree from California State University at Fullerton. Along with his teaching at the community college level, he has presented inten...
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Title:Basic MathematicsFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:736 pages, 10.7 × 9.3 × 1.2 inPublished:December 28, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321213793

ISBN - 13:9780321213792

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Whole Numbers and Number Sense

1.1 Whole Numbers

1.2 Definitions and Properties

1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Equations

1.7 Solving Applications Using Equations

      Chapter 1 Review

      Chapter 1 Review Exercises

      Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2. Factors and the Order of Operations

2.1 Exponents and Square Roots

2.2 The Order of Operations

2.3 Formulas

2.4 Factors

2.5 Prime Factorization

2.6 Common Factors

      Chapter 2 Review

      Chapter 2 Review Exercises

      Chapter 2 Test

      Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review

Chapter 3. Fractions: Multiplication and Division

3.1 Introduction to Fractions

3.2 Simplifying Fractions

3.3 Multiplying Fractions

3.4 Dividing Fractions

3.5 Equations and Applications with Fractions

      Chapter 3 Review

      Chapter 3 Review Exercises

      Chapter 3 Test


Chapter 4. Fractions: Addition and Subtraction

4.1 Common Multiples

4.2 Building Up Fractions

4.3 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

4.5 Adding Mixed Numbers

4.6 Subtracting Mixed Numbers  

      Chapter 4 Review

      Chapter 4 Review Exercises

      Chapter 4 Test

      Chapters1-4 Cumulative Review

Chapter 5. Decimals

5.1 An Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Rounding Decimals

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.4 Multiplying Decimals

5.5 Dividing with Decimals

5.6 Applications Involving Decimals

      Chapter 5 Review

      Chapter 5 Review Exercises

      Chapter 5 Test


Chapter 6. Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates

6.3 Proportions

6.4 Percents

6.5 Solving the Percent Equation

6.6 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

6.7 Applications Involving Percents

      Chapter 6 Review

      Chapter 6 Review Exercises

      Chapter 6 Test

      Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review


Chapter 7. Measurement and Geometry

7.1 U.S. Measures

7.2 Metric Measures

7.3 Converting U.S. and Metric Measures

7.4 Lines and Angles

7.5 Geometric Shapes

7.6 Perimeter

7.7 Area

7.8 Volume

      Chapter 7 Review

      Chapter 7 Review Exercises

      Chapter 7 Test


Chapter 8. Statistics and Probability

8.1 Bar Graphs and Circle Graphs

8.2 Histograms

8.3 Mean, Median, and Mode

8.4 Probability

      Chapter 8 Review

      Chapter 8 Review Exercises

      Chapter 8 Test

      Chapters 1-8 Cumulative Reivew


Chapter 9. Integers and Algebraic Expressions

9.1 Introduction to Algebra

9.2 Adding Signed Numbers

9.3 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.4 Signed Fractions and Decimals

9.5 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.6 The Order of Operations for Signed Numbers

9.7 Algebraic Expressions: Combining Like Terms

9.8 Multiplying Algebraic Expressions

      Chapter 9 Review

      Chapter 9 Review Exercises

      Chapter 9 Test


Chapter 10. Equations

10.1 Solving Equations Involving One Operation

10.2 Solving Equations Involving Two Operations

10.3 Problem Solving

10.4 Solving Applications
      Chapter 10 Review

      Chapter 10 Review Exercises

      Chapter 10 Test

      Chapters 1-10 Cumulative Review



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