Basic Mathematics

Basic Mathematics

by Charles P. McKeague

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ISBN-13: 9780534144609
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/28/1992
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

Table of Contents

1. WHOLE NUMBERS. Place Value and Names for Numbers. Addition with Whole Numbers and Perimeter. Rounding Numbers, Estimating Answers, and Displaying Information. Subtraction with Whole Numbers. Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Area. Division with Whole Numbers. Exponents and Order of Operations. Area and Volume.
2.FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS. The Meaning and Properties of Fractions. Prime Numbers, Factors, and Reducing to Lowest Terms. Multiplication with Fractions and the Area of a Triangle. Division with Fractions. Addition and Subtraction with Fractions. Mixed-Number Notation. Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers. Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers. Combinations of Operations and Complex Fractions.
3.DECIMALS. Decimal Notation and Place Value. Addition and Subtraction with Decimals. Multiplication with Decimals. Circumference and Area of a Circle. Division with Decimals. Fractions and Decimals, and the Volume of a Sphere. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem.
4.RATIO AND PROPORTION. Ratios, Rates, and Unit Pricing. Proportions. Applications. Similar Figures.
5.PERCENT. Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Basic Percent Problems. General Applications of Percents. Sales Tax and Commission. Percent Increase or Decrease, and Discount. Interest.
6.MEASUREMENTS. Unit Analysis I: Length. Unit Analysis II: Area and Volume. Unit Analysis III: Weight. Converting Between the Two Systems and Temperature. Time Operations with Units of Measure. 7.INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA. Positive and Negative Numbers. Addition with Negative Numbers. Subtraction with Negative Numbers. Multiplication with Negative Numbers. Division with NegativeNumbers.
8.SOLVING EQUATIONS. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions. The Addition Property of Equality. Linear Equations in One Variable.
Appendixes. I: One Hundred Addition Facts. II: One Hundred Multiplication Facts. III: Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. Solution to Selected Practice Problems. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, and

Chapter Tests.
Index.

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