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Originally written to be appropriate for any classroom format, Basic Mathematics assumes no prior knowledge and patiently develops each concept, explaining the “why” behind the mathematics. Readers can actively learn from this book thanks to practice opportunities and helpful text features incorporated throughout the text. The user-friendly, spiral-bound format is available with an all-in-one Student Resources DVD-ROM set that includes video lectures for each section of the text, chapter test solutions on video, and the student solutions manual. This streamlined format conserves natural resources while also providing convenience and savings.

Whole Numbers and Number Sense; Factors and the Order of Operations; Fractions: Multiplication and Division; Fractions: Addition and Subtraction; Decimals; Ratios, Proportions, and Percents; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics and Probability; Integers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations

For all readers interested in basic mathematics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321213792
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/20/2008
  • Series: Prior Developmental Mathematics Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 467,116
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Prior is an Associate Professor of at Riverside Community College’s Norco Campus in southern California. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at San Diego and his Masters degree from California State University at Fullerton. Along with his teaching at the community college level, he has presented intensive summer institutes to high school algebra teachers and to upper elementary school educators. He has also presented at AMATYC, ICTCM, and at CMC3 (California), both North and South.

Bob has authored developmental math texts for use in three online classes for Riverside Community College (CA): Basic Math, Prealgebra, and Elementary Algebra. He is restructuring each of those texts, along with Intermediate Algebra, for Pearson. He lives with his wife Laura in Norco, California.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Whole Numbers and Number Sense

1.1 Whole Numbers

1.2 Definitions and Properties

1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Equations

1.7 Solving Applications Using Equations

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Review Exercises

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2. Factors and the Order of Operations

2.1 Exponents and Square Roots

2.2 The Order of Operations

2.3 Formulas

2.4 Factors

2.5 Prime Factorization

2.6 Common Factors

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Review Exercises

Chapter 2 Test

Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review

Chapter 3. Fractions: Multiplication and Division

3.1 Introduction to Fractions

3.2 Simplifying Fractions

3.3 Multiplying Fractions

3.4 Dividing Fractions

3.5 Equations and Applications with Fractions

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 3 Review Exercises

Chapter 3 Test

Chapter 4. Fractions: Addition and Subtraction

4.1 Common Multiples

4.2 Building Up Fractions

4.3 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

4.5 Adding Mixed Numbers

4.6 Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 4 Review Exercises

Chapter 4 Test

Chapters1-4 Cumulative Review

Chapter 5. Decimals

5.1 An Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Rounding Decimals

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.4 Multiplying Decimals

5.5 Dividing with Decimals

5.6 Applications Involving Decimals

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Review Exercises

Chapter 5 Test

Chapter 6. Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates

6.3 Proportions

6.4 Percents

6.5 Solving the Percent Equation

6.6 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

6.7 Applications Involving Percents

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Review Exercises

Chapter 6 Test

Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review

Chapter 7. Measurement and Geometry

7.1 U.S. Measures

7.2 Metric Measures

7.3 Converting U.S. and Metric Measures

7.4 Lines and Angles

7.5 Geometric Shapes

7.6 Perimeter

7.7 Area

7.8 Volume

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 7 Review Exercises

Chapter 7 Test

Chapter 8. Statistics and Probability

8.1 Bar Graphs and Circle Graphs

8.2 Histograms

8.3 Mean, Median, and Mode

8.4 Probability

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 8 Review Exercises

Chapter 8 Test

Chapters 1-8 Cumulative Reivew

Chapter 9. Integers and Algebraic Expressions

9.1 Introduction to Algebra

9.2 Adding Signed Numbers

9.3 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.4 Signed Fractions and Decimals

9.5 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.6 The Order of Operations for Signed Numbers

9.7 Algebraic Expressions: Combining Like Terms

9.8 Multiplying Algebraic Expressions

Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 9 Review Exercises

Chapter 9 Test

Chapter 10. Equations

10.1 Solving Equations Involving One Operation

10.2 Solving Equations Involving Two Operations

10.3 Problem Solving

10.4 Solving Applications
Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Review Exercises

Chapter 10 Test

Chapters 1-10 Cumulative Review



Photograph Credits

Index of Applications


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