Prealgebra: Journey Into a Mathematical World, Preliminary Edition / Edition 1

Prealgebra: Journey Into a Mathematical World, Preliminary Edition / Edition 1

by Jim Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0139586466

ISBN-13: 9780139586460

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

Ideal for adult learners who have been away from mathematics for awhile or who never really understood the first time around, this book offers an alternative to the traditional prealgebra or basic mathematics books that focus on drill and practice problems. Instead, it takes a discovery approach to learning concepts by using interesting and real-life problems…  See more details below

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Ideal for adult learners who have been away from mathematics for awhile or who never really understood the first time around, this book offers an alternative to the traditional prealgebra or basic mathematics books that focus on drill and practice problems. Instead, it takes a discovery approach to learning concepts by using interesting and real-life problems from the world around us -- enjoyable problems that will simultaneously challenge, interest and entertain, and guide readers toward active problem solving in the context of real and thought provoking situations. Covers: Number Sense and Integers. Number Sense with Rational and Irrational Numbers. Percents, Ratio, and Proportion. Geometry and Measurement. Variable and Function Concepts. Probability and Statistics. Symbol Sense and Algebraic Problem Solving. For those needing a math review or a "fresh start" to math.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139586460
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
PRELMNRY
Pages:
695
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.89(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to Instructors.
Preface to Students.
1. Problem Solving and Number Sense.
Problem Solving in the Real World. Estimation, Numerical Reasoning, and Mental Arithmetic. Exponents, Factors, and the Order of Operations.

2. Sets of Numbers and Integer Operations.
Numbers and Their Properties. Addition and Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers.

3. Rational and Irrational Numbers.
Rational Numbers in Fractional and Decimal Form. Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers. Numbers That Are Not Rational.

4. Percent, Rate, and Proportion.
Connections Between Fraction, Decimal, and Percent. Use and Misuse of Percent. Rates and Percent Change. Ratio and Proportion.

5. Geometry and Measurement.
Estimation, Measurement, and Unit Analysis. Plane Geometry: Area and Perimeter. Solid Geometry: Volume and Surface Area. Large Numbers, Small Numbers, and Scientific Notation.

6. Functional Relationships and Symbol Sense.
Numerical Relationships in Tables of Data. Graphical Relationships in the Rectangular Coordinate System. Symbolic Relationships in Equations.

7. Basic Concepts of Descriptive Statistics.
Organizing and Representing Data. Summarizing Data by Measures of Center. Summarizing Data by Measures of Spread.

8. Basic Concepts of Probability.
Probability Act I: A Classical Approach. Probability Act II: An Empirical Approach.

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