Pre-algebra demystified / Allan G. Bluman
Book | McGraw-Hill | 2011 | 2nd ed.
Available at Gateway-Elkhorn Campus General Collection (QA 107.2 B5.9 2011)

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Edition
2nd ed.
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xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
Contents
CHAPTER 1: Whole Numbers
Naming Numbers -- Rounding Numbers -- Addition of Whole Numbers -- Subtraction of Whole Numbers -- Multiplication of Whole Numbers -- Division of Whole Numbers -- Word Problems -- Quiz
CHAPTER 2: Integers
Basic Concepts -- Order -- Addition of Integers -- Subtraction of Integers -- Addition and Subtraction -- Multiplication of Integers -- Division of Integers -- Exponents -- Order of Operations -- Quiz
CHAPTER 3: Fractions: Part 1
Basic Concepts -- Reducing Fractions -- Changing Fractions to Higher Terms -- Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers -- Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions -- Quiz
CHAPTER 4: Fractions: Part 2
Finding Common Denominators -- Addition of Fractions -- Addition of Mixed Numbers -- Subtraction of Fractions -- Subtraction of Mixed Numbers -- Principles of Borrowing -- Multiplication of Mixed Numbers -- Division of Fractions -- Division of Mixed Numbers -- Word Problems -- Comparing Fractions -- Operations with Positive and Negative Fractions -- Quiz
CHAPTER 5: Decimals
Naming Decimals -- Rounding Decimals -- Addition of Decimals -- Subtraction of Decimals -- Multiplication of Decimals -- Division of Decimals -- Comparing Decimals -- Word Problems -- Changing Fractions to Decimals -- Changing Decimals to Fractions -- Fractions and Decimals -- Operations with Positive and Negative Decimals -- Quiz
CHAPTER 6: Percent
Basic Concepts -- Changing Percents to Decimals -- Changing Deciamls to Percents -- Changing Fractions to Percents -- Three Types of Percent Problems -- Word Problems -- Quiz
CHAPTER 7: Expressions and Equations
Basic Concepts -- Evaluating Algebraic Expressions -- The Distributive Property -- Combining Like Terms -- Removing Parentheses and Combing Like Terms -- Formulas -- Solving Simple Equations -- Solving Equations Using Two Principles -- Solving More Difficult Equations -- Algebraic Representation of Statements -- Word Problems -- Solving Percent Problems Using Equations -- Quiz
CHAPTER 8: Ratio and Proportion
Ratio -- Proportion -- Word Problems -- Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions -- Quiz
CHAPTER 9: Informal Geometry
Geometric Figures -- Perimeter -- Area -- Volume -- Word Problems -- Square Roots -- The Pythagorean Theorem -- Quiz
CHAPTER 10: Measurement
Basic Concepts -- Measures of Length -- Measures of Weight -- Measures of Capacity -- Measures of Time -- Word Problems -- Quiz
CHAPTER 11: Graphing
The Rectangular Coordinate Plane -- Plotting Points -- Linear Equations -- Graphing Lines -- Horizontal and Verticals Lines -- Intercepts -- Slope - Solving a System of Linear Equations -- Quiz
CHAPTER 12: Operations with Monomials and Polynomials
Monomials and Polynomials -- Addition of Polynomials -- Subtraction of Polynomials -- Multiplication of Monomials -- Raising a Monomial to a Power -- Multiplication of a Polynomialby a Monomial -- Multiplication of Two Polynomials -- Division of Monomials -- Division of a Polynomial by a Monomial -- Quiz
Final Exam -- Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam -- Appendix: Overcoming Math Anxiety
Summary
From the Back Cover: Take the anxiety out of pre-algebra. In Pre-Algebra Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to master the math fundamentals so crucial to college, but so difficult for the math-impaired and anxious. With Pre-Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter, quizzes to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book. This is a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to: Build a working knowledge of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents; Grasp word problems and underlying math concepts; Learn basic equations and operations with integers; Construct a solid foundation for algebra, geometry, statistics, and business math; Prepare to take pre-college exams; Get over math anxiety using a special program included in the book; Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
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