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Fundamentals of Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0495108952

ISBN-13: 9780495108955

Edition: 9th 2007

Authors: James Van Dyke, James Rogers, Holli Adams

List price: $297.95
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The FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, 9th Edition offers a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts and prepares students for further coursework. The clear exposition and the consistency of presentation make learning arithmetic accessible for all. Key concepts are presented in section objectives and further defined within the context of How and Why; providing a strong foundation for learning. The predominant emphasis of the book focuses on problem-solving, skills, concepts, and applications based on "real world" data, with some introductory algebra integrated throughout. The authors feel strongly about making the connection between mathematics and the modern, day-to-day activities of students. This textbook is suitable for individual study or for a variety of course formats: lab, self-paced, lecture, group or combined formats. Though the mathematical content of FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS is elementary, students using this textbook are often mature adults, bringing with them adult attitudes and experiences and a broad range of abilities. Teaching elementary content to these students, therefore, is effective when it accounts for their distinct and diverse adult needs. Using Fundamentals of Math meets three needs of students which are: students must establish good study habits and overcome math anxiety; students must see connections between mathematics and the modern day-to-day world of adult activities; and students must be paced and challenged according to their individual level of understanding.
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Book details

List price: $297.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

James Van Dyke has been an instructor of mathematics for over 30 years, teaching courses at both the high school and college levels. He is the co-author of eight different mathematics textbooks, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, published by Cengage Learning.

Community college Mathematics Instructor - 18 years, Portland Community College. Co-author - 2 mathematics texts.

Whole Numbers
Whole Numbers and Tables: Writing, Rounding, and Inequalities
Adding and Subtracting
Whole Numbers Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Whole Number Exponents and Powers of Ten
Order of Operations
Average, Median, and Mode
Drawing and Interpreting Graphs
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Primes and Multiples
Divisibility Tests
Multiples
Divisors and Factors
Primes and Composites
Prime Factorization
Least Common Multiple
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Proper and Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers
Simplifying Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
Building Fractions, Listing in Order, Inequalities
Adding Fractions
Adding Mixed Numbers
Subtracting Fractions
Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Order of Operations; Average
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 3
Decimals
Decimals: Reading, Writing, and Rounding
Changing Decimals to Fractions, Listing in Order
Add and Subtract Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10; Scientific Notation
Dividing Decimals; Average, Median, and Mode
Changing Fractions to Decimals
Order of Operations; Estimating
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Ratio and Proportion
Ratio and Rate
Solving Proportions
Applications of Proportions
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 5
Percent
The Meaning of Percent
Changing Decimals to Percents and Percents to Decimals
Changing Fractions to Percents and Percents to Fractions
Fractions, Decimals, Percents; A Review
Solving Percent Problems
Applications of Percents
Sales Tax, Discounts, and Commissions
Interest on Loans
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Easurements and Geometry
Measuring Length
Measuring Capacity, Weight, and Temperature
Perimeter
Area
Volume
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 7
Algebra Preview; Signed Numbers
Opposites and Absolute Value
Adding Sign Numbers
Subtracting Sign Numbers
Multiplying Sign Numbers
Dividing Sign Numbers
Order of Operations; A Review
Solving Equations
Key Concepts
Review Exercises
True/False Concept Review
Test
Group Project
Calculators
Prime Factors of Numbers 1 through. 100
Squares and Square Roots (0 - 99)
Compound Interest Table
Midterm Examination: Chapters 1 -4
Final Examination: Chapters 1 -8
Answers
Index