Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps take the guesswork out of solving math equations and will have you unraveling the mystery of FOIL in no time. Whether you need to brush up on the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division or you’re ready to tackle algebraic expressions and equations, this handy workbook will demystify math so you can get back to having fun in math class.

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Overview

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps take the guesswork out of solving math equations and will have you unraveling the mystery of FOIL in no time. Whether you need to brush up on the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division or you’re ready to tackle algebraic expressions and equations, this handy workbook will demystify math so you can get back to having fun in math class.

  • Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute value
  • Round numbers and estimate answers
  • Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Navigate basic geometry
  • Complete algebraic expressions and equations
  • Understand statistics and sets
  • Sample questions with step-by-step explanation
  • Answers to practice problems so you can check your work

Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition take the guessing out of math and help you discover your problem solving potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118828045
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/24/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 167,586
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Zegarelli is a math teacher and tutor and the authorof many books on a variety of math, logic, and test preptopics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra5

Chapter 1: We’ve Got Your Numbers 7

Chapter 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big FourOperations 23

Chapter 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers 37

Chapter 4: It’s Just an Expression 49

Chapter 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, andMultiples 69

Part II: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents89

Chapter 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake 91

Chapter 7: Fractions and the Big Four 109

Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 143

Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages 165

Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics177

Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation179

Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 189

Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 203

Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Xy-Graphs 223

Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 235

Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions237

Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving AlgebraicEquations 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 273

Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 275

Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 283

Index 289

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  • Posted May 12, 2009

    Basic math not just for Dummies

    I bought this book for my niece. She failed math four times before passing with a D. In an attempt to bring up her GPA in college she is retaking basic math one more time. My niece is smart, but for some reason she has a problem with math. She has been studing the work book this summer so that she can pass math this fall with better than a D. I have watched her confidence grow with each problem she gets right.

    If you are one of those people who have problems with math or know someone who does buy this book. It will save miles of tears and GPAs

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