Prealgebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Paperback | January 23, 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 23, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073406252

ISBN - 13:9780073406251

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Table of Contents

Prealgebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning, First Edition

Chapter 1: Operations with Integers

Section 1.1Place Value and Rounding

Section 1.2Introduction to Integers

Section 1.3Adding Integers

Section 1.4Subtracting Integers

Section 1.5Estimating a Sum or Difference

Section 1.6Multiplying Integers and Estimation

Section 1.7Dividing Integers and Estimation

Putting It All Together

Section 1.8Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2: Variables and Solving Equations

Section 2.1Introduction to Variables

Section 2.2Simplifying Expressions

Section 2.3Solving Equations Using the Addition Property of Equality

Section 2.4Solving Equations Using the Division Property of Equality

Section 2.5More on Solving Equations

Section 2.6Applications Involving One Unknown

Section 2.7Applications Involving Two Unknowns

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-2

Chapter 3: Operations with Signed Fractions

Study Strategies: Time Management

Section 3.1Introduction to Signed Fractions

Section 3.2Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

Section 3.3Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions

Section 3.4Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions and Finding a Least Common Denominator

Section 3.5Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Section 3.6Operations with Mixed Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 3.7Order Relations and Order of Operations

Section 3.8Solving Equations Containing Fractions

Group Activity

emPOWERme: Find Your Procrastination Quotient

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 3 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-3

Chapter 4: Basic Geometry Concepts

Section 4.1 Introduction to Geometry

Section 4.2Rectangles, Squares, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids

Section 4.3Triangles

Section 4.4Volume and Surface Area

Putting It All Together

Section 4.5Solving Geometry Applications Using Algebra

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 4 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-4

Chapter 5: Signed Decimals

Study Strategies: Taking Math Tests

Section 5.1Reading and Writing Decimals

Section 5.2Rounding Decimals

Section 5.3Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimals

Section 5.4Multiplying Signed Decimals

Section 5.5Dividing Signed Decimals and Order of Operations

Putting It All Together

Section 5.6Writing Fractions as Decimals

Section 5.7Mean, Median, and Mode

Section 5.8Solving Equations Containing Decimals

Section 5.9Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

Section 5.10Circles, Spheres, Cylinders, and Cones

Group Activity

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 and Proportions

Section 6.1Ratios

Section 6.2Rates

Section 6.3Proportions

Section 6.4Solve Proportions

Section 6.5Solve Applied Problems Involving Proportions

Section 6.6Angles

Section 6.7Solve Applied Problems Involving Congruent and Similar Triangles

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-6

Chapter 7: Measurement and Conversion

Section 7.1Conversions Within the U.S. Measurement System

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

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 7 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-7

Chapter 8: Percents

Section 8.1Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

Section 8.2Compute Basic Percents Mentally

Section 8.3Use an Equation to Solve Percent Problems

Section 8.4Solve Applications Involving Percents

Putting It All Together

Section 8.5More Applications with Percents

Section 8.6Simple and Compound Interest

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 8 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-8

Chapter 9: Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System

Section 9.1Reading Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

Section 9.2Frequency Distributions and Histograms

Section 9.3Using and Making Circle Graphs

Section 9.4Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables

Section 9.5Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

Chapter Summary

Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 9 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-9

Chapter 10: The Rules of Exponents and Polynomials

Section 10.1The Product Rule and Power Rules

Section 10.2Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule

Section 10.3Scientific Notation

Putting It All Together

Section 10.4Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Section 10.5Multiplying Polynomials

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1-10

Appendix A: Whole Number Arithmetic

Section A.1Adding Whole Numbers

Section A.2Subtracting Whole Numbers

Section A.3Multiplying Whole Numbers

Section A.4Introduction to Division and Short Division

Section A.5Long Division

Appendix B

Section B.1Sets of Numbers

Section B.2Graphing Inequalities

Section B.3Deriving the Area of a Parallelogram and the Area of a Triangle

Section B.4Inductive and Deductive Reasoning