Pathways to College Mathematics, 2nd edition

  • Robert F. Blitzer

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Pathways to College Mathematics sparks your interest with unique, real-world applications of the math, helping you prepare for future math courses required for your major. 

Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136880585

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Pathways

Table of contents

P. Prealgebra Pathways
P.1 Whole Numbers
P.2 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
P.3 Simplifying Fractions; Operations with Fractions
P.4 Decimals
Mid-Chapter Check Point
P.5 Operations with Decimals
P.6 Fractions and Decimals
P.7 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
Chapter P Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter P Test

1. Numerical Pathways
1.1 Sets, Venn Diagrams, and Set Operations
1.2 The Integers; Order of Operations
1.3 The Rational Numbers
1.4 The Irrational Numbers
Mid-Chapter Check Point
1.5 Real Numbers and their Properties
1.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation
1.7 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Chapter 1 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 1 Test

2. Algebraic Pathways: Equations and Inequalities
2.1 Algebraic Expression and Formulas
2.2 Linear Equations in One Variable
2.3 Applications of Linear Equalities
Mid-Chapter Check Point
2.4 Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
2.5 Modeling Using Variation
2.6 Linear Equalities in One Variable
Chapter 2 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 2 Test

3. Algebraic Pathways: Graphs, Functions, Linear Functions, and Linear Systems
3.1 Graphing and Functions
3.2 Linear Functions and Their Graphs
3.3 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line; Scatter Plots and Regression Lines
Mid-Chapter Check Point
3.4 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.5 Linear Equalities in Two Variables
Chapter 3 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 3 Test

4. Algebraic Pathways: Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, and Quadratic Functions
4.1 Operations with Polynomials; Polynomial Functions
4.2 Factoring Polynomials
Mid-Chapter Check Point
4.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
4.4 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property and the Quadratic Formula
4.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Chapter 4 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 4 Test

5. Geometric Pathways: Measurement
5.1 Measuring Length; The Metric System
5.2 Measuring Area and Volume
Mid-Chapter Check Point
5.3 Measuring Weight and Temperature
Chapter 5 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 5 Test

6. Geometric Pathways
6.1 Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles
6.2 Triangles
6.3 Polygons, Perimeter, and Tessellations
Mid-Chapter Check Point
6.4 Area and Circumference
6.5 Volume
6.6 A STEM Application: Right Triangle Trigonometry
Chapter 6 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 6 Test

7. Pathways to Probability: Counting Methods and Probability Theory
7.1 The Fundamental Counting Principle
7.2 Permutations
7.3 Combinations
7.4 Fundamentals of Probability
Mid-Chapter Check Point
7.5 Probability with the Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations
7.6 Events Involving Not and Or; Odds
7.7 Events Involving And; Conditional Probability
Chapter 7 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 7 Test

8. Statistical Pathways
8.1 Sampling, Frequency Distributions, and Graphs
8.2 Measures of Central Tendency
Mid-Chapter Check Point
8.3 Measures of Dispersion
8.4 The Normal Distribution
Chapter 8 Summary
Review Exercises
Chapter 8 Test

Answers to Selected Exercises
Subject Index
Index of Applications

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