Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

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Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations

Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers,...

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Overview

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations

Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.

  • Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods
  • Relevant cultural vernacular and references
  • Standard For Dummies materials that match the current standard and design

Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118791981
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 111,413
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Zegarelli is the author of seven highly successful For Dummies titles on math, logic, and test prep topics. He holds degrees in both English and math from Rutgers University and is a math tutor and teacher.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra 5

Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game 7

Chapter 2: It's All in the Fingers: Numbers and Digits 25

Chapter 3: The Big Four: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division 31

Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers 49

Chapter 4: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work 51

Chapter 5: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions 67

Chapter 6: Say What? Turning Words into Numbers 79

Chapter 7: Divisibility 91

Chapter 8: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples 99

Part III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 113

Chapter 9: Fooling with Fractions 115

Chapter 10: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations 131

Chapter 11: Dallying with Decimals 157

Chapter 12: Playing with Percents 181

Chapter 13: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 193

Part IV: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets 205

Chapter 14: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation 207

Chapter 15: How Much Have You Got? Weights and Measures 215

Chapter 16: Picture This: Basic Geometry 227

Chapter 17: Seeing Is Believing: Graphing as a Visual Tool 249

Chapter 18: Solving Geometry and Measurement Word Problems 257

Chapter 19: Figuring Your Chances: Statistics and Probability 269

Chapter 20: Setting Things Up with Basic Set Theory 281

Part V: The X-Files: Introduction to Algebra 289

Chapter 21: Enter Mr. X: Algebra and Algebraic Expressions 291

Chapter 22: Unmasking Mr. X: Algebraic Equations 309

Chapter 23: Putting Mr. X to Work: Algebra Word Problems 321

Part VI: The Part of Tens 331

Chapter 24: Ten Little Math Demons That Trip People Up 333

Chapter 25: Ten Important Number Sets to Know 339

Index 347

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