Prealgebra, 8th edition

Published by Pearson (February 21, 2018) © 2019

  • Elayn Martin-Gay University of New Orleans, Lakefront

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Prealgebra
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Respected author-educator Elayn Martin-Gay believes that every student can succeed, an approach that is woven throughout Prealgebra. Martin-Gay gives you the ideal amount of support through her accessible writing and built-in study skills resources, such as Chapter Test Prep videos and a Video Organizer note-taking guide, that encourage student success. In the 8th Edition, new Getting Ready for the Test exercises precede each Chapter Test to check your understanding of the chapter topics. Exercise sets and applications have been refined and updated where appropriate. Additional expanded resources in this revision bring even more updates to the Martin-Gay program, all shaped by her student-focused perspective that makes her course materials beloved by students and instructors alike.

1. The Whole Numbers

  • 1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics
  • 1.2 Place Value, Names for Numbers, and Reading Tables
  • 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, and Perimeter
  • 1.4 Rounding and Estimating
  • 1.5 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area
  • 1.6 Dividing Whole Numbers
  • Integrated Review - Operations on Whole Numbers
  • 1.7 Exponents and Order of Operations
  • 1.8 Introduction to Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations

2. Integers and Introduction to Solving Equations

  • 2.1 Introduction to Integers
  • 2.2 Adding Integers
  • 2.3 Subtracting Integers
  • 2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
  • Integrated Review - Integers
  • 2.5 Order of Operations
  • 2.6 Solving Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties

3. Solving Equations and Problem Solving

  • 3.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • 3.2 Solving Equations: Review of the Addition and Multiplication Properties
  • Integrated Review - Expressions and Equations
  • 3.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
  • 3.4 Linear Equations in One Variable and Problem Solving

4. Fractions and Mixed Numbers

  • 4.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • 4.2 Factors and Simplest Form
  • 4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • 4.4 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator, and Equivalent Fractions
  • 4.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
  • Integrated Review - Summary on Fractions and Operations on Fractions
  • 4.6 Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations
  • 4.7 Operations on Mixed Numbers
  • 4.8 Solving Equations Containing Fractions

5. Decimals

  • 5.1 Introduction to Decimals
  • 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • 5.3 Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circle
  • 5.4 Dividing Decimals
  • Integrated Review - Operations on Decimals
  • 5.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations
  • 5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals
  • 5.7 Decimal Applications: Mean, Median, and Mode

6. Ratio, Proportion, and Triangle Applications

  • 6.1 Ratios and Rates
  • 6.2 Proportions
  • Integrated Review - Ratio, Rate, and Proportion
  • 6.3 Proportions and Problem Solving
  • 6.4 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • 6.5 Congruent and Similar Triangles

7. Percent

  • 7.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
  • 7.2 Solving Percent Problems with Equations
  • 7.3 Solving Percent Problems with Proportions
  • Integrated Review - Percent and Percent Problems
  • 7.4 Applications of Percent
  • 7.5 Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount
  • 7.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest

8. Graphing and Introduction to Statistics and Probability

  • 8.1 Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, Line Graphs, and Introduction to Statistics
  • 8.2 Circle Graphs
  • 8.3 The Rectangular Coordinate System and Paired Data
  • Integrated Review - Reading Graphs
  • 8.4 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • 8.5 Counting and Introduction to Probability

9. Geometry and Measurement

  • 9.1 Lines and Angles
  • 9.2 Perimeter
  • 9.3 Area, Volume, and Surface Area
  • Integrated Review - Geometry Concepts
  • 9.4 Linear Measurement
  • 9.5 Weight and Mass
  • 9.6 Capacity
  • 9.7 Temperature and Conversions Between the U.S. and Metric Systems

10. Exponents and Polynomials

  • 10.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  • 10.2 Multiplication Properties of Exponents
  • Integrated Review - Operations on Polynomials
  • 10.3 Multiplying Polynomials
  • 10.4 Introduction to Factoring Polynomials

Appendix A: Tables

  • A.1 Tables of Geometric Figures
  • A.2 Table of Percents, Decimals, and Fraction Equivalents
  • A.3 Table on Finding Common Percents of a Number
  • A.4 Table of Squares and Square Roots

Appendix B: Quotient Rule and Negative Exponents

Appendix C: Scientific Notation

Appendix D: Geometric Formulas

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