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The Student Support Edition of Essential Mathematics with Applications, 7/e, brings comprehensive study skills support to students and the latest technology tools to instructors. In addition, the program now includes concept and vocabulary review material, assignment tracking and time management resources, and practice exercises and online homework to enhance student learning and instruction. With its interactive, objective-based approach, Essential Mathematics provides comprehensive, mathematically sound coverage of topics essential to the basic college math course. The Seventh Edition features chapter-opening Prep Tests, real-world applications, and a fresh design—all of which engage students and help them succeed in the course. The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) is incorporated throughout the text, ensuring that students interact with and master concepts as they are presented.
Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary and a Chapter Review. Chapters 2-6 include a Cumulative Review. AIM for Success Chapter Checklist Math Word Scramble Concept Review Getting Started 1. Whole Numbers 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers 1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers 1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers 1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers 1.6 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement 1.7 Prime Numbers and Factoring Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask Projects and Group Activities: Order of Operations; Patterns in Mathematics; Search the World Wide Web 2. Fractions 2.1 The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor 2.2 Introduction to Fractions 2.3 Writing Equivalent Fractions 2.4 Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.5 Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.6 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.7 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.8 Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge Projects and Group Activities: Music; Construction; Fractions of Diagrams 3. Decimals 3.1 Introduction to Decimals 3.2 Addition of Decimals 3.3 Subtraction of Decimals 3.4 Multiplication of Decimals 3.5 Division of Decimals 3.6 Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals 4. Ratio and Proportion 4.1 Ratio 4.2 Rates 4.3 Proportions Focus on Problem Solving: Looking for a Pattern Projects and Group Activities: The Golden Ratio; Drawing the Floor Plans for a Building; The U.S. House of Representatives 5. Percents 5.1 Introduction to Percents 5.2 Percent Equations: Part 1 5.3 Percent Equations: Part II 5.4 Percent Equations: Part III 5.5 Percent Problems: Proportion Method Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Calculator as a Problem-Solving Tool; Using Estimation as a Problem-Solving Tool Projects and Group Activities: Health; Consumer Price Index 6. Applications for Business and Consumers 6.1 Applications to Purchasing 6.2 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease 6.3 Interest 6.4 Real Estate Expenses 6.5 Car Expenses 6.6 Wages 6.7 Bank Statements Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car Final Examination Appendix Compound Interest Table Monthly Payment Table Solutions to You-Try-Its Answers to the Odd-Numbered Exercises Glossary Index