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Basic College Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0495108979

ISBN-13: 9780495108979

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Workbook)

Authors: Charles P. McKeague

List price: $289.95
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Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS: A TEXT/WORKBOOK, Second Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or a self-paced format. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45-to-50-minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps. The Second Edition of BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives, and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your can students to practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow? for Developmental Math, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.
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Book details

List price: $289.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 696
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

Whole Numbers
Place Value and Names for Numbers
Addition with Whole Numbers, and Perimeter
Rounding numbers, Estimating Answers, and Displaying Information
Subtraction with Whole Numbers
Multiplication with Whole Numbers, and Area
Division with Whole Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Summary
Review
Test
Projects
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Meaning and Properties of Fractions
Prime Numbers, Factors, and Reducing to Lowest Terms
Multiplication with Fractions, and the Area of a Triangle
Division with Fractions
Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
Mixed-Number Notation
Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers
Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
Combinations of Operations and Complex Fractions
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Decimals
Decimal Notation and Place Value
Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
Multiplication with Decimals
Division with Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Ratio and Proportion
Ratios, Rates, and Unit Pricing
Proportions
Applications
Similar Figures
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Percent
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Basic Percent Problems
General Applications of Percents
Sales Tax and Commission
Percent Increase or Decrease, and Discount
Interest
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Descriptive Statistics
Mean, Median, and Mode
Tables and Bar Charts
Scatter Diagrams and Line Graphs
Pie Charts
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Measurement
Length
Area and Volume
Weight
Converting between the Two Systems, and Temperature
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Geometry
Perimeter and Circumference
Area
Volume
Angles and Triangles
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Introduction to Algebra
Positive and Negative Numbers
Addition with Negative Numbers
Subtraction with Negative Numbers
Multiplication with Negative Numbers
Division with Negative Numbers
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Solving Equations
The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions
The Addition Property of Equality
The Multiplication Property of Equality
Linear Equations in One Variable
Applications
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects.