Math Remediation for the College Bound: How Teachers Can Close the Gap, from the Basics through Algebra

Math Remediation for the College Bound: How Teachers Can Close the Gap, from the Basics through Algebra

by Daryao Khatri

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ISBN-13: 9781610483674
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Daryo Khatri is president/CEO of TopTech, Inc. and professor of physics at the University of District of Columbia. Anne O. Hughes is a retired professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of District of Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Introduction ix

Foreword William L. Pollard xiii

1 The Gateway Academic Program: Five Teaching Strategies for Basic Math and Algebra 1

2 Finding Gaps and Honing Basic Skills 23

3 Mental Math 45

4 Integers and Arithmetic Operations 55

5 Data, Statistics, and Graphs 81

6 A Sometimes Love-Hate Relationship: Facts about Triangles, Intersecting Lines, and Units of Measurements 95

7 The Two Great Devils: The Negative Sign and Negative Numbers 107

8 Change for Currency Notes: Simple Fractions 115

9 Exponents: Powers of 10 123

10 Powers of Variables and Constants 137

11 The World of Expressions and Elementary Equations 151

12 The Algebra Savior: Cross-Products 163

13 Ratio and Proportion 171

14 Just Shopping for the Best Deal: Discount, Sales Tax, Commission, Percentage, and Simple Interest 179

15 How Big? Perimeter, Area, and Volume 191

16 Slopes and Intercepts on the Algebra Trail 201

17 Mixed Numerals 219

18 Polynomials and Their Basic Operations 231

19 Factoring 243

20 Rational, Complex Rational, and Radical Expressions: Becoming an Algebra Guru 255

Finale 277

Index 279

About the Authors 283

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