Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

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Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebrawill help build a solid mathematical foundation and enable students to gain the confidence they need to continue their education in mathematics. Particular attention is placed on topics that students traditionally struggle with the most.

The topics are explained in everyday language before the examples are worked. The problems are solved clearly and systematically, with step-by-step instructions provided. Problem-solving skills and ...

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Overview


Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebrawill help build a solid mathematical foundation and enable students to gain the confidence they need to continue their education in mathematics. Particular attention is placed on topics that students traditionally struggle with the most.

The topics are explained in everyday language before the examples are worked. The problems are solved clearly and systematically, with step-by-step instructions provided. Problem-solving skills and good habits, such as checking your answers after every problem, are emphasized along with practice problems throughout, and the answers to all of the practice problems are provided.

Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra is a straightforward and easy-to-read review of arithmetic skills. It includes topics that are intended to help prepare students to successfully learn algebra, including:

  • Working with fractions

  • Understanding the decimal system

  • Calculating percentages

  • Solving linear equalities

  • Graphing functions

  • Understanding word problems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601631688
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 585,125
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Denise Szecsei earned BS degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Redlands. She served four years as a technical instructor in the U.S. Navy before she went on to receive her doctorate degree in Mathematics from the Florida State University. She has been teaching since 1985 and is currently teaching Mathematics at Stetson University. She is the author of Homework Helpers: Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry.
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Table of Contents

Preface 11

Chapter 1 Numbers 15

Lesson 1-1 Symbols Used 16

Lesson 1-2 Addition 17

Lesson 1-3 Subtraction 19

Lesson 1-4 Multiplication 22

Lesson 1-5 Properties of 0 and 1 25

Lesson 1-6 Division 26

Lesson 1-7 Prime Numbers and Factoring 28

Lesson 1-8 Order of Operations 34

Lesson 1-9 Variables and the Distributive Property 35

Chapter 2 Integers 41

Lesson 2-1 The Number Line and Absolute Value 42

Lesson 2-2 Adding Integers 43

Lesson 2-3 Subtracting Integers 47

Lesson 2-4 Multiplying Integers 48

Lesson 2-5 Dividing Integers 50

Lesson 2-6 Integers and the Distributive Property 52

Chapter 3 Operations With Fractions 55

Lesson 3-1 Multiplying Fractions 57

Lesson 3-2 Simplifying Fractions 58

Lesson 3-3 Dividing Fractions 63

Lesson 3-4 Adding Fractions 65

Lesson 3-5 Subtracting Fractions 67

Lesson 3-6 Fractions and the Distributive Property 69

Chapter 4 Exponents 73

Lesson 4-1 Positive Integer Powers 73

Lesson 4-2 Rules for Exponents 77

Lesson 4-3 Negative Integer Powers 81

Lesson 4-4 When the Power Is Zero 82

Lesson 4-5 Powers of Quotients and Products 83

Lesson 4-6 Square Roots and Irrational Numbers 85

Chapter 5 Decimals 91

Lesson 5-1 The Decimal System 92

Lesson 5-2 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers 96

Lesson 5-3 Multiplying Decimal Numbers 100

Lesson 5-4 Dividing Decimal Numbers 102

Lesson 5-5 Rounding and Estimating 104

Lesson 5-6 Comparing Decimals and Fractions 108

Chapter 6 Expressions and Equations 115

Lesson 6-1 Evaluating Expressions 116

Lesson 6-2 Equations 118

Lesson 6-3 Equality 119

Lesson 6-4 Algebraic Properties of Equality 120

Lesson 6-5 Solving Linear Equations in 1 Step 121

Lesson 6-6 Solving Linear Equations in 2 Steps 126

Chapter 7 Ratios, Proportions, and Percents 131

Lesson 7-1 Ratios and Unit Rates 131

Lesson 7-2 Proportions 134

Lesson 7-3 Proportions and Percents 138

Lesson 7-4 Percents and Equations 141

Lesson 7-5 Percent Change 143

Lesson 7-6 Mark-up and Discount 146

Chapter 8 Inequalities and Graphs 153

Lesson 8-1 Inequalities 153

Lesson 8-2 Properties of Inequalities 155

Lesson 8-3 Solving Inequalities in 1 Step 156

Lesson 8-4 Solving Inequalities in 2 Steps 160

Lesson 8-5 Graphing Inequalities Using the Number Line 162

Chapter 9 Linear Functions and Graphs 169

Lesson 9-1 Relations and Functions 170

Lesson 9-2 Linear Functions and Equations 172

Lesson 9-3 The Cartesian Coordinate System 174

Lesson 9-4 Slope and Intercepts 177

Lesson 9-5 Graphing Linear Equations 183

Chapter 10 Algebra and Geometry 191

Lesson 10-1 Polygons 191

Lesson 10-2 Midpoint 194

Lesson 10-3 Perimeter 196

Lesson 10-4 Right Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem 199

Lesson 10-5 Special Right Triangles 202

Lesson 10-6 The Distance Formula 205

Lesson 10-7 Area 211

Lesson 10-8 Circles 214

Chapter 11 Monomials and Polynomials 219

Lesson 11-1 Adding and Subtracting Monomials 220

Lesson 11-2 Multiplying and Dividing Monomials 221

Lesson 11-3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 224

Lesson 11-4 Multiplying Polynomials 231

Chapter 12 Applications 231

Lesson 12-1 How to Approach Word Problems 231

Lesson 12-2 Finding Integers 233

Lesson 12-3 Rate Problems 235

Lesson 12-4 Money Problems 237

Lesson 12-5 Spatial Problems 239

Final Exam 243

Index 251

About the Author 255

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    I need help

    I realy need help with math but im not sure to buy this book. Any suggestions.?

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