Practice Makes Perfect Basic Math

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Math

by Carolyn Wheater

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Overview

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Math by Carolyn Wheater

More than 1 million books sold in the Practice Makes Perfect series!
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, a basic math workbook that allows students to reinforce their skills through key concepts and 500 exercises

About the Book

A no-nonsense practical guide to this subject, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math offers practice in very basic mathematics skills in an area also sometimes called remedial math. It covers the skills necessary to pass the GED and the math students need to know for community college. Students get reviews of arithmetic, multiplication, division, basic geometry and algebra, as well as negative numbers, square roots, working with fractions, and more.

Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on mathematics right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

Key Selling Features

  • Not focused on any particular test or exam, but complementary to most basic math curricula
  • More than 500 exercises and answers covering all aspects of basic math
  • Large trim allows clear presentation of exercises, worked problems, and explained answers
  • The Practice Makes Perfect series has sales of 1 million-plus copies in the language category--now applied to mathematics

Market/Audience

For students who need to review and practice basic math, whether to keep up with class work or to prepare for a test or exam


Author Information

Carolyn Wheater (Hawthorne, NJ)
teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071778459
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 149,062
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Wheater teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Number Sense

Chapter 1: Talking about Numbers

The families of numbers

Vocabulary and symbols

Chapter 2: The Size of Things

Large and Small

Estimation and Rounding

Chapter 3: Ins and Outs

Prime or Composite

Even or Odd

Factors, Divisors, and Multiples

Part II: Calculation

Chapter 4: Number Crunching

Order of Operations

Integers

Chapter 5: Part Time

Fractions

Decimals

Percent

Chapter 6: Powers Play

Powers

Roots

Part III: Algebraic Reasoning

Chapter 7: Changing the Look of Expressions

Removing Parentheses

Combining Like Terms

Lifting Radicals

Dealing with Denominators

Chapter 8: Finding a Solution

Solving Linear Equations

Solving Inequalities

Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations

Factoring

Square Roots

Quadratic Formula

Chapter 10: Functions and their Graphs

Linear Functions

Quadratic Functions

Part IV: Geometric Relationships

Chapter 11: Measurement Matters

Segments

Angles

Chapter 12: The Shape of Things

Triangles

Quadrilaterals

Other Polygons

Chapter 13: Round About Circles

Angles and Arcs

Lines and Segments

Chapter 14: Area

Three and Four

More

Circles

Surface Area

Chapter 15: Volume

Straight Talk

To the Point

Part V: Statistical Thinking

Chapter 16: Counting on the Probability

Getting a Count

Understanding Your Chances

Chapter 17:Every Picture Tells a Story

Types of Graphs

Good and Bad

Reading Graphs

Chapter 18: Making Sense

Summarizing Data

Expressing Relationships

Answer Key

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Practice Makes Perfect Basic Math 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. I was a math phobic as a child and when he came home with homework I felt rather rusty. All sharp now. clear explanations, lots of examples and an answer key.