# Path to College Mathematics, 1st edition

• Elayn Martin-Gay

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## Overview

A one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester developmental algebra sequence for non-STEM or STEM track students  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students.

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Elayn Martin-Gay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. Martin-Gay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires her constant pedagogical innovations, and contributes to the popularity and effectiveness of her video resources. Martin-Gay's Path to College Mathematics offers a flexible, accelerated pathway to college readiness, preparing both STEM and non-STEM students for their next course and to achieve their career goals.

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ISBN-13: 9780137398911

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Pathways (Non-STEM & STEM)

## Overview

1. Chapter R Prealgebra Review
• R.1 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• R.2 Decimals
• R.3 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
• R.4 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, and Circle Graphs
1. Chapter 1 Real Numbers
• 1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics
• 1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers
• 1.3 Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions, and Equations
• Integrated Review—Order of Operations
• 1.4 Operations on Real Numbers and Evaluating Square Roots
• 1.5 Properties of Real Numbers
2. Chapter 2 Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
• 2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
• 2.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
• 2.3 Solving Linear Equations
• Integrated Review—Solving Linear Equations
• 2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving
• 2.5 Percent and Finance Problem Solving
• 2.6 Solving Linear Inequalities
3. Chapter 3 Graphing and Systems in Two Variables
• 3.1 Scatter Plots and Graphing Linear Equations
• 3.2 Intercepts, Slope and Rate of Change
• Integrated Review—Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations
• 3.3 Equations of Lines
• 3.4 Functions and Regression Lines
• 3.5 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
• 3.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
4. Chapter 4 Exponents and Polynomials
• 4.1 Exponents
• 4.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
• 4.3 Multiplying Polynomials
• 4.4 Special Products
• Integrated Review—Exponents and Operations on Polynomials
• 4.4 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
5. Chapter 5 Factoring Polynomials and Solving Quadratic Equations
• 5.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
• 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c and ax2 + bx + c
• 5.3 Factoring Binomials
• Integrated Review—Choosing a Factoring Strategy
• 5.4 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
• 5.5 Operations on Square Roots
• 5.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property and the Quadratic Formula
• 5.7 The Pythagorean Theorem, the Distance Formula, and Problem Solving
• 5.8 Extension -Graphing Quadratic Equations
6. Chapter 6 Geometry and Measurement
• 6.1 Lines and Angles
• 6.2 Perimeter, Area, and Volume
• Integrated Review—Geometry Concepts
• 6.3 Linear Measurement
• 6.4 Weight and Mass
• 6.5 Capacity
• 6.6 Temperature and Conversions between the US and Metric Systems
7. Chapter 7 Introduction to Counting and Probability
• 7.1 Counting and the Fundamental Counting Principle
• 7.2 Permutations
• 7.3 Combinations
• Integrated Review – Counting
• 7.4 Introduction to Probability
8. Chapter 8 Introduction to Statistics
• 8.1 Measures of Central Tendency
• 8.2 Measures of Dispersion
• 8.3 The Normal Distribution

### Appendices

1. Tables
2. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
3. Ratios and Rates
4. Proportion and Problem Solving
5. Variation and Problem Solving

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