Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies [electronic resource].
- ISBN: 9781118792056 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 111879205X (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781118791998 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1118791991 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (387 pages)
- Edition: 2nd ed.
- Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
|General Note:|| Working with Scientific Notation.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| At a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra; Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game; Inventing Numbers; Understanding Number Sequences; Looking at the Number Line; Four Important Sets of Numbers; Chapter 2: It's All in the Fingers: Numbers and Digits; Knowing Your Place Value; Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll: Rounding and Estimating; Chapter 3: The Big Four: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division; Adding Things Up.
Take It Away: SubtractingMultiplying; Doing Division Lickety-Split; Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers; Chapter 4: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work; Knowing Properties of the Big Four Operations; Doing Big Four Operations with Negative Numbers; Understanding Units; Understanding Inequalities; Moving beyond the Big Four: Exponents, Square Roots, and Absolute Value; Chapter 5: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions; Seeking Equality for All: Equations; Introducing Order of Operations; Chapter 6: Say What? Turning Words into Numbers.
Dispelling Two Myths about Word ProblemsSolving Basic Word Problems; Solving More-Complex Word Problems; Chapter 7: Divisibility; Knowing the Divisibility Tricks; Identifying Prime and Composite Numbers; Chapter 8: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples; Knowing Six Ways to Say the Same Thing; Connecting Factors and Multiples; Finding Fabulous Factors; Making Marvelous Multiples; Part III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; Chapter 9: Fooling with Fractions; Slicing a Cake into Fractions; Knowing the Fraction Facts of Life; Increasing and Reducing Terms of Fractions.
Converting between Improper Fractions and Mixed NumbersUnderstanding Cross-multiplication; Making Sense of Ratios and Proportions; Chapter 10: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; All Together Now: Adding Fractions; Taking It Away: Subtracting Fractions; Working Properly with Mixed Numbers; Chapter 11: Dallying with Decimals; Understanding Basic Decimal Stuff; Performing the Big Four with Decimals; Converting between Decimals and Fractions; Chapter 12: Playing with Percents; Making Sense of Percents; Dealing with Percents Greater than 100%
Converting to and from Percents, Decimals, and FractionsSolving Percent Problems; Putting All the Percent Problems Together; Chapter 13: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; Adding and Subtracting Parts of the Whole in Word Problems; Problems about Multiplying Fractions; Multiplying Decimals and Percents in Word Problems; Handling Percent Increases and Decreases in Word Problems; Part IV: Picturing and Measuring -- Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets; Chapter 14: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation; First Things First: Using Powers of Ten as Exponents.
|Summary, etc.:|| Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations. Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methodsRelevant cultural vernacular and references>
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