Thomson Advantage Books: Prealgebra

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This new ADVANTAGE SERIES, one-semester prealgebra text smoothly bridges the gap between arithmetic and beginning algebra and is suitable for a variety of course formats, including lab (both supervised and self-paced), lecture, group, and a combination of all three. With a heavy emphasis on important study skills and habits, PREALGEBRA, Third Edition, aims to instill mathematical confidence and help build a solid foundation for students going on to future math courses. The text provides a complete and thorough treatment of algebra and arithmetic, allowing students to better understand the relationship between the two. Group activities, scientific calculator exercises, critical thinking problems, and exercises requiring written answers are included throughout the text, in accordance with the latest NCTM Guidelines. As part of the ADVANTAGE SERIES, this new version will offer all the quality content you've come to expect from Van Dyke/Adams/Rogers sold to your students at a significantly lower price.

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High School Mathematics Instructor - 6 years, Hillsboro Union High School. Community College Mathematics Instructor - 10 years, Portland Community College. Community College Administrator - 19 years, Portland Community College. Retired as Vice President of Educational Services at Portland Community College. Co-author - 8 mathematics texts.

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1. WHOLE NUMBERS. Introduction to Whole Numbers. Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers. Solving Equations with Whole Numbers. The Order of Operations Agreement. 2. INTEGERS. Introduction to Integers. Addition and Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers. Solving Equations with Integers. The Order of Operations Agreement. 3. FRACTIONS. Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor. Introduction to Fractions. Multiplication and Division of Fractions. Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. Solving Equations with Fractions. Exponents, Complex Fractions, and the Order of Operations Agreement. 4. DECIMALS AND REAL NUMBERS. Introduction to Decimals. Addition and Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication and Division of Decimals. Solving Equations with Decimals. Radical Expressions. Real Numbers. 5. VARIABLE EXPRESSIONS. Properties of Real Numbers. Variable Expressions in Simplest Form. Addition and Subtractions of Polynomials. Multiplication of Monomials. Multiplication of Polynomials. Division of Monomials. Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions. 6. FIRST-DEGREE EQUATIONS. Equations of the Form x + a = b and ax = b. Equations of the Form ax + b = c. General First-Degree Equations. Translating Sentences into Equations. The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphs of Straight Lines. 7. MEASUREMENT and Proportion. The Metric System of Measurement. Ratios and Rates. The U.S. Customary System of Measurement. Proportion. Direct and Inverse Variation. 8. PERCENT. Percent. The Basic Percent Equation. Percent Increase and Percent Decrease. Markup and Discount. Simple Interest. 9. GEOMETRY. Introduction to Geometry. Plane Geometric Figures. Triangles. Solids. 10. STATISTICS AND Probability. Organizing Data. Statistical Measures. Introduction to Probability.

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James Van Dyke, Hollis Adams, James Rogers
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