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Let's Review Math A

ISBN-10: 0764122967

ISBN-13: 9780764122965

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Lawrence S. Leff

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This major revision prepares students to succeed on the New York State Math A Regents Exam as it is now given. The book places increased emphasis on use of the graphing calculator, and in line with New York State Regents core curriculum, it shows how given problems can be solved in several different ways. The author also includes new Regents question types dealing, for instance, with motion problems and mathematical systems defined by tables. New contextualized word problems further enhance the presentation. The totally rewritten chapter on problem-solving offers students a core set of strategies that apply to a variety of curriculum-related exercises. In addition to subject review, demonstration examples, and practice exercises with answers, the book includes several complete recent Math A Regents exams with answers.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Lawrence S. Leff has helped make mathematics and tests more accessible to students through his work and his writing. Leff is assistant principal and math supervisor at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Brooklyn, New York. His writing is centered primarily on examination preparation guides. His books, which target high school students, have included, Let's Review: Sequential Mathematics, a teacher planning and student review and math test preparation guide, and Preparation for the CLEP--College-Level Examination Program. Some of Leff's math review guides originally were intended for New York area high school students participating in the three-year mathematics curriculum there. Lawrence Leff has also published mathematics materials not strictly for test-taking, including Geometry the Easy Way.

Preface
Mathematical Reasoning
Workings With Numbers and Variables
Algebraic Terms and Symbols
Properties of Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Order of Operations
Translating Between English and Algebra
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving One-Step Equations
Solving Multistep Equations
Solving Equations with Like Terms
Solving Percent Problems
Working with Formulas
Ratio and Proportion
Solving Inequalities
Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning
Problem-Solving Strategies
Solving Motion Problems
Solving Problems in Different Ways
Venn Diagrams and Counting
Connecting Two Statements
Combined Inequalities
Geometry
Angles, Lines, and Polygons
Building a Geometry Vocabulary
Special Pairs of Angles
Parallel Lines
Classifying Polygons and Triangles
Triangle Angle Sum
Angles of a Polygon
Congruent Triangles and Special Quadrilaterals
Congruent Triangles
Isosceles Triangles
Inequalities in a Triangle
Parallelograms and Trapezoids
Special Parallelograms
Algebraic Methods
Polynomial Arithmetic and Factoring
Classifying and Combining Polynomials
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Special Factoring Techniques
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Word Problems
Operations with Algebraic Fractions
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions
Converting Units of Measurement
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
Solving Equations with Fractions
Radicals and Right Triangles
Square Roots and Real Numbers
Arithmetic Operations with Radicals
The Pythagorean Theorem
Side Relationships in Special Right Triangles
Area, Volume, and Measurement
Area, Circumference, and Volume
Areas of Triangles and Special Quadrilaterals
Circumference and Area of a Circle
Areas of Overlapping Figures
Volumes of Circular Solids
Similar Triangles and Trigonometric Ratios
Comparing Sides of Similar Polygons
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Solving Problems Using Trigonometry
Graphs and Transformations
Linear Equations and Their Graphs
Coordinates and Area
Midpoint and Distance Formulas
Slope of a Line
Equations of Lines
Graphing Linear Equations
Direct Variation
Using Graphs as Mathematical Models
Points That Satisfy Conditions
Observing Symmetry
Types of Transformations
Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
Simple Locus
Satisfying More Than One Locus Condition
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Linear Systems Graphically
Solving Linear Systems by Substitution
Solving Linear Systems by Addition
Quadratic Equations and Their Graphs
General Equation of a Circle
Graphing Vertical Parabolas
Learning More About Parabolas
Solving Linear-Quadratic Systems
Probability and Statistics
Simple Probability and Statistics
Finding Simple Probabilities
Statistical Measures
Percentiles and Quartiles
Histograms and Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Cumulative Frequency Tables and Histograms
Probability and Counting Methods
Probability of a Compound Event
Probability Formulas
Permutations
Combinations
Answers and Solution Hints
Glossary of Math a Terms
Basic Geometric Constructions
The Math a Regents Exam
Recent Regents Examinations with Answers
Index