Basic College Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0137436343
ISBN-13: 9780137436347
Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)
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List price: $82.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.23" wide x 10.83" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Jeff Slater has been teaching 30 years at North Shore Community College. He has acted as a consultant for the office of personnel management in Boston and New York. Jeff tours the country giving speeches on student retention at colleges as well as national conventions.

Normal 0 false false false John Tobeyreceived his BA in mathematics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1965, his MA in mathematics education from Harvard University in 1966, and his PhD in mathematics education from Boston University in 1980. He has taught in the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as the mathematics Department Chairman at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts for five years. John has served as the president of the New England Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. He has received the NISOD award for outstanding teaching from the University of Texas at Austin. John is the author of seven mathematics books published by Pearson Education. John has spoken to many mathematics departments and at many professional meetings throughout the country on the topic of developmental mathematics education and distance learning in mathematics. He lives in Massachusetts. nbsp; Jeffrey Slaterhas been a professor at North Shore Community College for thirty-eight years and received the Teacher of the Year in 2002. Jeff travels around the country speaking on student retention and is also a consultant to the Federal Government. He lives in Marblehead, Mass. with his wife Shelley and his yellow lab Gracie. nbsp; Jamie Blairhas directed the Mathematics Learning Center at Orange Coast College for the past seventeen years. She designed, developed, and implemented the Center, and as a result of this effort has provided technical expertise related to the particulars of the Math Center to numerous other two-year colleges and at many conferences. In 2007 Jamie was appointed to the Team of Basic Skills Specialist by the California State Academic Senate. She is also currently participating on Title 3 committees on her campus. She specializes in teaching students who have never been successful in mathematics. She is an expert in the area of basic skills in relation to the learning needs of students. She lives in California.

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Whole Numbers
Understanding Whole Numbers
Addition of Whole Numbers
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Division of Whole Numbers
Putting Your Skills To Work: Buying Or Leasing a Car
Exponents and Order of Operations
Rounding and Estimation
Applied Problems
Understanding Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
The Least Common Denominator and Building up Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
Putting Your Skills To Work: Farming on the Halves
Applied Problems Involving Fractions
Decimal Notation
Compare, Order, and Round Decimals
Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Putting Your Skills To Work: Personal Checking Account
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals and Order of Operations
Applied Problems Using Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Ratios and Rates
The Concept of Proportions
Solving Proportions
Applications of Proportions
Putting Your Skills To Work: How Crowded Is This City? Putting Your Skills To Work: College Budget Problems
Understanding Percent
Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
(A)Solving Percent Problems Using an Equation
(B)Solving Percent Problems Using a Proportion
Solving Applied Percent Problems
Putting Your Skills To Work: Percentages of Beverages Consumed in the U.S.
American Units
Metric Measurements: Length
Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
Conversion of Units (Optional)
Putting Your Skills To Work: The Mathematics of Computer Capacity
Applied Problems
Rectangles and Squares
Parallelograms and Trapezoids
Angles and Triangles
Square Roots
The Pythagorean Theorem
Putting Your Skills To Work: The Mathematical Detective
Similar Geometric Figures
Applications Of Geometry
Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Aging of America's Trucks
Mean and Median
Signed Numbers
Addition of Signed Numbers
Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
Putting Your Skills to Work: Mathematics of Universal Time
Scientific Notation
Introduction to Algebra
Variables and Like Terms
The Distributive Property
Solve Equations Using the Addition Property
Solve Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
Solve Equations Using Two Properties
Putting Your Skills to Work: Using Mathematics to Predict Population Increases
Translating English to Algebra
Practice Final Examination
Tables: Basic Addition Facts
Basic Multiplication Facts
Prime Factors
Square Roots
The Use of a Scientific Calculator
Solutions to Practice Problems
Selected Answers
Index of Applications
Subject Index

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