Math Lit: A Pathway to College Mathematics, 3rd edition

  • Kathleen Almy, 
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Math Lit emphasizes contextual problem solving, with the authors approaching each topic by asking, "how does it work?" and "how can I use it?" You'll also complete activities and explorations to help you gain a greater understanding of numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions.

Published by Pearson (July 26th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137418909

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Pathways (Non-STEM & STEM)

Table of contents

CYCLE ONE: Where Do We Start?
1.1 The BP Oil Spill: Focus Problem
1.2 Getting Started: Reviewing Prealgebra
1.3 Hello, My Name Is: Graphing Points
1.4 A Tale of Two Numbers: Ratios and Proportions
1.5 Chances Are: Probability Basics
1.6 It's All Relative: Understanding Integers
1.7 Sign and Size: Integer Operations
1.8 An Ounce of Prevention: Means
1.9 Picture This: Making and Interpreting Graphs
1.10 Two by Two: Scatterplots 79
1.11 Multiply vs. Divide: Converting Units
1.12 Up and Down: Percent Change
1.13 The X Factor: Algebraic Terminology
1.14 General Number: Recognizing Patterns
1.15 Social Network: Linear and Exponential Change
1.16 Infinity and Beyond: Perimeter and Area

CYCLE TWO: How Does That Work?
2.1 Predicting a Child's Height: Focus Problem
2.2 Rule of Thumb: Weighted Means
2.3 Measure Up: Basic Exponent Rules
2.4 Count Up: Adding Polynomials
2.5 A Winning Formula: Applying Order of Operations
2.6 Does Order Matter: Rewriting Expressions
2.7 Fair Share: Distributive Property
2.8 Seat Yourself: Equivalent Expressions
2.9 Parts of Speech: Using Operations Correctly
2.10 A Fine Balance: Verifying Solutions
2.11 Separate but Equal: Solving Simple Equations
2.12 A State of Equality: More Equation Solving
2.13 Quarter Wing Night: Writing and Solving Equations
2.14 Outwit and Outlast: Using Proportions
2.15 Three of a Kind: Pythagorean Theorem
2.16 What Are the Odds?: Theoretical Probability
2.17 Size Up: Volume and Surface Area

CYCLE THREE: When Is It Worth It?
3.1 Deciding to Run: Focus Problem
3.2 What's Trending: Correlation
3.3 Constant Change: Slope
3.4 Shortest Path: Distance Formula
3.5 More or Less: Linear Relationships
3.6 Get in Line: Slope-Intercept Form
3.7 Chain, Chain, Chain: Writing Linear Equations
3.8 Going Viral: Exponential Functions
3.9 Untangling the Knot: Solving Nonlinear Equations
3.10 Hot and Cold: Rewriting Formulas
3.11 A Common Goal: Greatest Common Factors
3.12 Thinking Outside the Box: Factoring Quadratic Expressions
3.13 A Formula for Success: The Quadratic Formula
3.14 Systematic Thinking: Graphing and Substitution
3.15 Opposites Attract: Elimination
3.16 The Turning Point: Quadratic Functions

CYCLE FOUR: What Else Can We Do?
4.1 Measuring Temperature Variability: Focus Problem
4.2 A Matter of Change: Dimensional Analysis
4.3 Little Giants: Scientific and Engineering Notation
4.4 A Model Approach: Negative Exponents
4.5 Variation on a Theme: Standard Deviation
4.6 An Order of Magnitude: Understanding Logarithmic Scales
4.7 Straight to the Point: Direct Variation
4.8 Gas Up and Go: Inverse Variation
4.9 Ghost in the Machine: Function Notation
4.10 What's Your Function? Vertical Line Test, Domain, and Range
4.11 An Important Point: Vertex Form of a Quadratic Function
4.12 A Survey of Trig: Trigonometric Functions

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