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Investigating Basic College Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0030344948

ISBN-13: 9780030344947

Edition: 2003

Authors: Laura Bracken, Hazel McKenna

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INVESTIGATING BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS is a flexible worktext that supports a variety of teaching methods. The book engages students in active learning, allowing them to discover knowledge and describe their understandings. Through a blend of lecture-type Discussions and Investigations, this book provides a comprehensive foundation in basic mathematical concepts. While the table of contents for this text is similar to others on the market, the presentation is unique. Carefully designed INVESTIGATIONS lead students to discover key concepts, while DISCUSSIONS offer a more traditional explanation. The INVESTIGATIONS can be completed as a class led by the instructor, in cooperative groups, or…    
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List price: $275.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 888
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Laura Bracken is a lecturer of developmental mathematics at Lewis-Clark State College. She began her career as a secondary science teacher, graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College summa cum laude in 1978 with a double major in chemistry and natural sciences. Later, she returned to college to take more mathematics, qualified for a secondary mathematics endorsement, and continued on to a master's degree in education, concentrating on curriculum and instruction. She started the developmental mathematics program at Lewis-Clark State College in 1992. As developmental mathematics coordinator, she led her colleagues through the process of writing objectives, standardizing assessments, and…    

Whole Numbers
Introduction to the Chapter
Introduction to Whole Numbers
Numbers, Tables, and Bar Graphs
Addition and Subtraction
Problem Solving
Multiplication
Exponents
Using the SI (Metric) System of Measurement
Division
Read, Reflect, and Respond: Effective Studying
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Integers
Introduction to the Chapter
Introduction to Integers
Addition of Integers
Subtraction of Integers
Multiplication and Division of Integers
Order of Operations
Formulas
Line Graphs
Read, Reflect and Respond: Learning Styles
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Fractions
Introduction to the Chapter
Multiples and Factors
Introduction to Fractions
Multiplication
Division
Addition and Subtraction
Mixed Numbers
Arithmetic with Mixed Numbers
Solving Equations
Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics in Daily Life
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Decimals
Introduction to the Chapter
Introduction to Decimal Numbers
Multiplication
Division
Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation
Unit Analysis
Pi . Square Roots
Read, Reflect, and Respond: Precision and Accuracy
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Expressions And Equations
Introduction to the Chapter
Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Simplify Algebraic Expressions
Properties of Equality
Equations with More Than One Operation
Applications and Problem Solving
Read, Reflect, and Respond: Problem Solving in Practice
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Rates Ratios And Percents
Introduction to the Chapter
Introduction to Ratios and Rates
Proportions
Percents
Applications of Percents
Circle Graphs
Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics for Citizenship
Glossary and Procedures
Review
Test
Geometry
Introduction to the Appendix
Essential Terms and Definitions
Perimeter and Circumference
Area
Volume
Similar Triangles
Using Technology
Introduction to the Appendix
Whole Numbers
Integers
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Decimals and Pi
Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises
Chapter Reviews, and Chapter Tests
Index