Prealgebra / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$178.66
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $11.97   
  • New (4) from $178.44   
  • Used (10) from $11.97   

Overview

The Rockswold/Krieger algebra series fosters conceptual understanding by using relevant applications and visualization to show students why math matters. It answers the common question “When will I ever use this?” Rockswold teaches students the math in context, rather than including the applications at the end of the presentation. By seamlessly integrating meaningful applications that include real data and supporting visuals (graphs, tables, charts, colors, and diagrams), students are able to see how math impacts their lives as they learn the concepts. The authors believe this approach deepens conceptual understanding and better prepares students for future math courses and life.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321567994
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Rockswold has been a professor and teacher of mathematics, computer science, astronomy, and physical science for over 35 years. He has taught not only at the undergraduate and graduate college levels, but he has also taught middle school, high school, vocational school, and adult education. He received his BA degree with majors in mathematics and physics from St. Olaf College and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. He has been a principal investigator at the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, publishing research articles in numerical analysis and parallel processing and is currently an emeritus professor of mathematics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is an author for Pearson Education and has over 10 current textbooks at the developmental and precalculus levels. His developmental coauthor and friend is Terry Krieger. They have been working together for over a decade. Making mathematics meaningful for students and professing the power of mathematics are special passions for Gary. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, doing yoga, and spending time with his family.

Additional information about Gary Rockswold can be found at www.garyrockswold.net.

Terry Krieger has taught mathematics for 18 years at the middle school, high school, vocational, community college and university levels. His undergraduate degree in secondary education is from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his MA in mathematics from Minnesota State University - Mankato. In addition to his teaching experience in the United States, Terry has taught mathematics in Tasmania, Australia and in a rural school in Swaziland, Africa, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Terry is currently teaching at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been involved with various aspects of mathematics textbook publication for more than 14 years and has joined his friend Gary Rockswold as coauthor of a developmental math series published by Pearson Education. In his free time, Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, physical fitness, wilderness camping, and trout fishing.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers; Perimeter

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers; Area

1.4 Exponents, Variables, and Algebraic Expressions

1.5 Rounding and Estimating; Square Roots

1.6 Order of Operations

1.7 More with Equations and Problem Solving

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

2. Integers

2.1 Integers and the Number Line

2.2 Adding Integers

2.3 Subtracting Integers

2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers

2.5 Order of Operations; Averages

2.6 Solving Equations with Integer Solutions

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review

3. Algebraic Expressions And Linear Equations

3.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

3.2 Translating Words to Equations

3.3 Properties of Equality

3.4 Solving Linear Equations

3.5 Applications and Problem Solving

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review

4. Fractions

4.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4.2 Prime Factorization and Lowest Terms

4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions-Like Denominators

4.5 Adding and Subtracting Fractions-Unlike Denominators

4.6 Operations on Mixed Numbers

4.7 Complex Fractions and Order of Operations

4.8 Solving Equations Involving Fractions

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review

5. Decimals

5.1 Introduction to Decimals

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

5.3 Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

5.4 Real Numbers, Square Roots, and Order of Operations

5.5 Solving Equations Involving Decimals

5.6 Applications from Geometry and Statistics

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review

6. Ratios, Proportions, And Measurement

6.1 Ratios and Rates

6.2 Proportions and Similar Figures

6.3 The American System of Measurement

6.4 The Metric System of Measurement

6.5 American-Metric Conversions; Temperature

6.6 Time and Speed

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review

7. Percents

7.1 Introductions to Percents; Circle Graphs

7.2 Using Equations to Solve Percent Problems

7.3 Using Proportions to Solve Percent Problems

7.4 Applications Sales Tax, Discounts, and Net Pay

7.5 Applications Simple and Compound Interest

7.6 Probability and Percent Chance

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-7 Cumulative Review

8. Exponents And Polynomials

8.1 Rules for Exponents

8.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

8.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

8.4 Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-8 Cumulative Review

9. Introduction To Graphing

9.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

9.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

9.3 Graphical Solutions to Linear Equations

9.4 Solving Applications Using Graphs

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-9 Cumulative Review

10. Geometry

10.1 Plane Geometry; Points, Lines and Angles

10.2 Triangles

10.3 Polygons and Circles

10.4 Perimeter and Circumference

10.5 Area, Volume, and Surface Area

Summary - Review Exercises - Test

Chapters 1-10 Cumulative Review

Appendix Using the Graphing Calculator

Answers to Selected Exercises

Glossary

Photo Credits

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)