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Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.Review:
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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