Basic College Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0131490575

ISBN-13: 9780131490574

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater

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This clear, accessible treatment of mathematics features a building-block approach toward problem solving, realistic and diverse applications, and chapter organizer to help users focus their study and become effective and confident problem solvers. The Putting Your Skills to Work and new chapter-end feature, Math in the Media, present readers with opportunities to utilize critical thinking skills, analyze and interpret data, and problem solve using applied situations encountered in daily life. Chapter 7, Geometry, has been extensively revised and re-organized to include a new section 7.1 on angles and new section 7.4 devoted to triangles. Increased coverage of estimating with fractions and decimals with new To Think About exercises in Sections 2.5, 2.8, and 3.3 and a new lesson in Section 3.7. Coverage of fractions in Chapter 2 has been expanded as follows: Section 2.6 now begins with a discussion of least common multiples so that the subsequent coverage of least common denominators is more complete; a new lesson on order of operations in Section 2.8 offers readers additional review of these rules and practice applying them to fractions; and a new mid-chapter test on fractions appears after Section 2.5. Percent applications are now covered in two sections (Sections 5.4 and 5.5) to allow for a more patient presentation of this important topic.
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List price: $138.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

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.

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.

Notes: All chapters conclude with: Chapter Organizer, Chapter Review Problems, How Am I Doing? Chapter Test, Cumulative Test (no Cumulative Test following ch. 1)
The Diagnostic Pretest and all Chapter Pretests can now be found in the Instructor's Resource Manual
The Putting Your Skills to Work feature still exists but is no longer mentioned in the TOC
How Am I Doing?
Guide (inside front cover-NEW! )
To The Student
Whole Numbers
Understanding Whole Numbers
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
How Am I Doing?
Exponents and the Order of Operations
Rounding and Estimating
Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers
Understanding Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
How Am I Doing?
Test on Sections 2.1 to 2.5
The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions
Using Decimal Notation
Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying DecimalsHow Am I Doing?
Dividing Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations
Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Ratios and Rates
The Concept of Proportions
How Am I Doing?
Solving Proportions
Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions
Understanding Percent
Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
A Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
B Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
How Am I Doing?
Solving Applied Percent Problems
Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems
American Units
Metric Measurements: Length
Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
How Am I Doing?
Converting Units
Solving Applied Measurement Problems
Rectangles and Squares
Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
Square Roots
How Am I Doing?
The Pythagorean Theorem
Similar Geometric Figures
Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry
Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
How Am I Doing?
Mean, Median, and Mode
Signed Numbers
Adding Signed Numbers
Subtracting Signed Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
How Am I Doing?
Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
Scientific Notation
Introduction to Algebra
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