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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… More mathematical concepts. New features in this edition include a pretest for students to gauge their understanding of prerequisite concepts, problems that make correlations between student life and the mathematical concepts, and study skills information designed to give students the best chance to succeed in the course. Additionally, the text's widely acclaimed Study Sets at the end of every section are tailored to improve students' ability to read, write and communicate mathematical ideas.Less

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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

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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

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