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Preempt your anxiety about PRE-ALGEBRA!
Ready to learn math fundamentals but can't seem to get your brain to function? No problem! Add Pre-Algebra Demystified, Second Edition, to the equation and you'll solve your dilemma in no time.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percents. You'll move on to expressions, equations, measurement, and graphing. Operations with monomials and polynomials are also discussed. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn:
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and algebraic expressions
- Techniques for solving equations and problems
- Measures of length, weight, capacity, and time
- Methods for plotting points and graphing lines
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Pre-Algebra Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential mathematics subject. It's also the perfect way to review the topic if all you need is a quick refresh.
About the Author
Allan G. Bluman taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for more than 35 years. He received his doctor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bluman has written several other mathematics books. He is the recipient of “An Apple for the Teacher Award” for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the “Most Successful Revision of a Textbook” award from McGraw-Hill.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Whole Numbers;
Chapter 2. Integers;
Chapter 3. Fractions: Part I;
Chapter 4. Fractions: Part 2;
Chapter 5. Decimals;
Chapter 6. Percent;
Chapter 7. Expressions and Equations;
Chapter 8. Ratio and Proportion;
Chapter 9. Informal Geometry;
Chapter 10. Measurement;
Chapter 11. Graphing;
Chapter 12. Operations with Monomials and Polynomials;
Answers to Quizzes Final Exam;
Appendix: Overcoming Math Anxiety;
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was not for myself. I was told by the user that the book was of a high degree of assistance. As a matter of fact it did increase test scores.
Deciding to change careers and go back to school for an engineering degree. Its been 20 years since I last thought about this stuff. I thought it best to go back as far as I could on the mathematics. This book was an excellent starting point. I agree that there isn't a lot of explanation, but simple facts and examples are all that is needed. Like I said, it has been over 20 years for me, but I no problem following along. I hope the rest of the series is this good.
never have taken algerbra (adult student) this book was great for teaching yourself could be have a little more detailed explanation but all in all pretty good learning book
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