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Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition, 5th edition

  • John Tobey
  • Jeffrey Slater
  • Jamie Blair
  • Jenny Crawford

Published by Pearson (February 12th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (2-downloads)

ISBN-13: 9780134188621

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Table of contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Understanding Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.7 Rounding and Estimating

1.8 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 1 Organizer

            Chapter 1 Review Problems

            Chapter 1 Test

            Math Coach


2. Fractions

2.1 Understanding Fractions

2.2 Simplifying Fractions

2.3 Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.6 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equaivalent Fractions

2.7 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

2.8 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations

2.9 Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 2 Organizer

            Chapter 2 Review Problems

            Chapter 2 Test

            Math Coach


3. Decimals

3.1 Using Decimal Notation

3.2 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals

3.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

3.4 Multiplying Decimals

3.5 Dividing Decimals

3.6 Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations

3.7 Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 3 Organizer

            Chapter 3 Review Problems

            Chapter 3 Test

            Math Coach


4. Ratio and Proportion

4.1 Ratios and Rates

4.2 The Concept of Proportions

4.3 Solving Proportions

4.4 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 4 Organizer

            Chapter 4 Review Problems

            Chapter 4 Test

            Math Coach


5. Percent

5.1 Understanding Percent

5.2 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

5.3A Solving Percent Problems Using Equations

5.3B Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

5.4 Solving Applied Percent Problems

5.5 Solving Commission, Percent Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 5 Organizer

            Chapter 5 Review Problems

            Chapter 5 Test

            Math Coach


6. Measurement

6.1 American Units

6.2 Metric Measurements: Length

6.3 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight

6.4 Converting Units

6.5 Solving Applied Measurements Problems

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 6 Organizer

            Chapter 6 Review Problems

            Chapter 6 Test

            Math Coach


7. Geometry

7.1 Angles

7.2 Rectangles and Squares

7.3 Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses

7.4 Triangles

7.5 Square Roots

7.6 The Pythagorean Theorem

7.7 Circles

7.8 Volume

7.9 Similar Geometric Features

7.10 Solving Applied Problems in Geometry

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 7 Organizer

            Chapter 7 Review Problems

            Chapter 7 Test

            Math Coach


8. Statistics

8.1 Circle Graphs

8.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

8.3 Histograms

8.4 Mean, Median, and Mode

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 8 Organizer

            Chapter 8 Review Problems

            Chapter 8 Test

            Math Coach


9. Signed Numbers

9.1 Adding Signed Numbers

9.2 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.4 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers

9.5 Scientific Notation

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 9 Organizer

            Chapter 9 Review Problems

            Chapter 9 Test

            Math Coach


10. Introduction to Algebra

10.1 Variables and Like Terms

10.2 The Distributive Property

10.3 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property

10.4 Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property

10.5 Solving Equations Using Two Properties

10.6 Translating English to Algebra

10.7 Solving Applied Problems

            Career Explorations

            Chapter 10 Organizer

            Chapter 10 Review Problems

            Chapter 10 Test

            Math Coach


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