Prealgebra demystified
/ Allan G. Bluman
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McGrawHill

2011

2nd ed.
Available at GatewayElkhorn Campus General Collection (QA 107.2 B5.9 2011)
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Edition 
2nd ed.

Description 
xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Series  
Note 
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 prealgebra. In PreAlgebra Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an effective, anxietysoothing, and totally painless way to master the math fundamentals so crucial to college, but so difficult for the mathimpaired and anxious. With PreAlgebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time  at your own speed. This unique selfteaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter, quizzes to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100question final exam to reinforce the entire book. This is a fast and entertaining selfteaching 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 precollege 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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