*Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry, 8/e by Baratto/Bergman* is part of the latest offerings in the successful Hutchison Series in Mathematics. The eigth edition continues the hallmark approach of encouraging the learning of mathematics by focusing its coverage on **mastering math through practice.** This worktext seeks to provide carefully detailed explanations and accessible pedagogy to introduce basic mathematical skills and put the **content in context**. The authors use a three-pronged approach (I. Communication, II. Pattern Recognition, and III. Problem Solving) to present the material and stimulate critical thinking skills. Items such as *Math Anxiety* boxes, *Check Yourself* exercises, and *Activities* represent this approach and the underlying philosophy of mastering math through practice. The exercise sets have been expanded, organized, and clearly labeled. Vocational and professional-technical exercises have been added throughout. Repeated exposure to this consistent structure should help advance the student’s skills in relating to mathematics. The book is designed for a one-semester basic math course and is appropriate for lecture, learning center, laboratory, or self-paced courses. It is accompanied by numerous useful supplements, including McGraw-Hill’s online homework management system, MathZone.