Basic College Mathematics / Edition 2

Basic College Mathematics / Edition 2

by Julie Miller, Molly O'Neill, Nancy Hyde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0077281136

ISBN-13: 9780077281137

Pub. Date: 10/10/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

Basic College Mathematics offers a refreshing approach to the traditional content of the course. Presented in worktext format, Basic College Mathematics focuses on basic number skills: operations and problem-solving with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Other topics include geometry, measurement, ratios, proportions, percents, and the real number

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Basic College Mathematics offers a refreshing approach to the traditional content of the course. Presented in worktext format, Basic College Mathematics focuses on basic number skills: operations and problem-solving with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Other topics include geometry, measurement, ratios, proportions, percents, and the real number system (with an introduction to algebra). The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780077281137
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Basic College Mathematics, 3rd Edition

1Whole Numbers

1.1Introduction to Whole Numbers

1.2Addition of Whole Numbers and Perimeter

1.3Subtraction of Whole Numbers

1.4Rounding and Estimating

1.5Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Area

1.6Division of Whole Numbers

PRE: Operations on Whole Numbers

1.7Exponents, Square Roots, and the Order of
Operations

1.8Problem Solving Strategies

Group Activity: Becoming a Successful Student

2Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Multiplication and Division

2.1Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.2Prime Numbers and Factorisations

2.3Simplifying Fractions to Lowest Terms

2.4Multiplication of Fractions and Applications

2.5Division of Fractions and Applications

PRE: Multiplication and Division of Fractions

2.6Multiplication and Division of Mixed Numbers

Group Activity: Cooking for Company

3Fractions and Mixed Numbers: Addition and Subtraction

3.1Addition and Subtraction of Like Fractions

3.2Least Common Multiple

3.3Addition and Subtraction of Unlike Fractions

3.4Addition and Subtractions of Mixed Numbers

PRE: Operations on Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3.5Order of Operations and Applications of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Group Activity: Card Games with Fractions

4Decimals

4.1Decimal Notation and Rounding

4.2Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

4.3Multiplication of Decimals

4.4Division of Decimals

PRE: Operations on Decimals

4.5Fractions as Decimals

4.6Order of Operations and Applications of Decimals
Group Activity: Purchasing from a Catalog

5Ratio and Proportion

5.1Ratios

5.2Rates and Unit Cost

5.3Proportions

PRE: Operations on Fractions versus Solving Proportions

5.4Applications of Proportions and Similar Figures

Group Activity: Investigating Probability

6Percents

6.1Percents and Their Fraction and Decimal Forms

6.2Fractions and Decimals and Their Percent Forms

6.3Percent Proportions and Applications

6.4Percent Equations and Applications

PRE: Percents

6.5Applications Involving Sales Tax, Commission, Discount, and Markup

6.6Percent Increase and Decrease

6.7Simple and Compound Interest

Group Activity: Credit Card Investment

7Measurement

7.1Converting US Customary Units of Length

7.2Converting US Customary Units of Time, Weight, and Capacity

7.3Metric Units of Length

7.4Metric Units of Mass and Capactiy and Medical Applications

PRE: US Customary and Metric Conversions

7.5Converting Between US Customary and Metric Units

Group Activity: Remodeling the Classroom

8Geometry

8.1Lines and Angles

8.2Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem

8.3Quadrilaterals, Perimeter, and Area

8.4Circles, Circumference, and Area

PRE: Area, Perimeter, and Circumference

8.5Volume

Group Activity: Constructing a Golden Rectangle

9Introduction to Statistics

9.1Tables, Bar Graphs, Pictographs, and Lines Graphs

9.2Frequency Distributions and Histograms

9.3Circle Graphs

9.4Mean, Median, and Mode

9.5Introduction to Probability

Group Activity: Creating a Statistical Report

10Real Numbers

10.1Real Numbers and the Real Number Line

10.2Addition of Real Numbers

10.3Subtraction of Real Numbers

PRE: Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers

10.4Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

PRE: Operations on Real Numbers

10.5Order of Operations

Group Activity: Checking Weather Predictions

11Solving Equations

11.1Properties of Real Numbers

11.2Simplifying Expressions

11.3Addition and Subtraction Properties of Equality

11.4Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality

11.5Solving Equations with Multiple Steps

PRE: Equations versus Expressions

11.6Applications and Problem Solving

Group Activity: Deciphering a Coded Message

Additional Topics Appendix

A.1Energy and Power

A.2Scientific Notation

A.3Rectangular Coordinate System

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