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Prealgebra

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Alan S. Tussy, R. David Gustafson

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The fundamental goal in Tussy and Gustafson's PREALGEBRA, Third Edition is to teach students to read, write, and think about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. The book blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills to develop students' fluency in the "language of algebra". Tussy and Gustafson understand the challenges of teaching developmental students, and this book reflects a holistic approach to teaching mathematics that includes developing study skills, problem solving, and critical thinking alongside…
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Book details

List price: \$203.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 4/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

 Whole Numbers An Introduction to the Whole Numbers Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers Estimation Prime Factors and Exponents Order of Operations Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication Key Concept: Variables Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Taking a Math Test Chapter Test The Integers An Introduction to the Integers Addition of Integers Subtraction of Integers Multiplication of Integers Division of Integers Order of Operations and Estimation Solving Equations Involving Integers Key Concept: Signed Numbers Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises The Language of Algebra Variables and Algebraic Expressions Evaluating Algebraic Expressions and Formulas Simplifying Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property Combining Like Terms Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations Problem Solving Key Concept: Order of Operations Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Fractions and Mixed Numbers The Fundamental Property of Fractions Multiplying Fractions Dividing Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions The LCM and the GCF Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers Order of Operations and Complex Fractions Solving Equations Containing Fractions Key Concept: The Fundamental Property of Fractions Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Decimals An Introduction to Decimals Addition and Subtraction with Decimals Multiplication with Decimals Division with Decimals Estimation Fractions and Decimals Solving Equations Containing Decimals Square Roots The Real Numbers Key Concept: Simplify and Solve Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Graphing, Exponents, and Polynomials The Rectangular Coordinate System Graphing Linear Equations Multiplication Rules for Exponents Introduction to Polynomials Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Polynomials Key Concept: Graphing Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Percent Percents, Decimals, and Fractions Solving Percent Problems Applications of Percent Estimation Interest Key Concept: Equivalent Expressions Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement Ratio Proportions American Units of Measurement Metric Units of Measurement Converting between American and Metric Units Key Concept: Proportions Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Introduction to Geometry Some Basic Definitions Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Polygons Properties of Triangles Perimeters and Areas of Polygons Circles Surface Area and Volume Key Concept: Formulas Accent on Teamwork Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises Appendixes Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Roots and Powers Answers to Selected Exercises