## Overview

**KEY BENEFIT**: *Stepping it Up* is a modular, flexible and comprehensive solution to helping students succeed in bridging the gap between high school and college math. *Stepping it Up *is available as a print or eText and is accompanied by a fully developed MyMathLab program that provides students with unlimited practice, guided instruction, and worked examples for every module. **KEY TOPICS:** Numeracy, graphing, fraction-decimal-percent conversions **MARKET:** Readers interested in bridging the gap between high school and college math.

## Table of contents

Modular Table of Contents*

*Please note that this is the “default” TOC for the book; you can modify the TOC by including only the modules needed and reordering the modules to match your course.

Math Study Skills

- Your Brain
*Can*Learn Mathematics - Using Your Textbook
- Homework: How, Why, When
- Taking Lecture Notes
- Reviewing a Chapter
- Managing Your Time
- Using Study Cards
- Preparing for Tests
- Tips for Taking Math Tests
- Making a Mind Map
- Analyzing Your Test Results
- Preparing for Your Final Exam

Whole Numbers

- Understanding Whole Numbers
- Adding Whole Numbers
- Subtracting Whole Numbers
- Multiplying Whole Numbers
- Dividing Whole Numbers
- Exponents and the Order of Operations
- Rounding and Estimating
- Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers

Fractions

- Understanding Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions
- Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
- Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions

Decimals

- Using Decimal Notation
- Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
- Adding and Subtracting Decimals
- Multiplying Decimals
- Dividing Decimals
- Converting Fractions to Decimals and The Order of Operations
- Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals

Ratio and Proportion

- Ratios and Rates
- The Concept of Proportion
- Solving Proportions
- Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions

Percent

- Understanding Percent
- Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
- Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
- Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
- Solving Applied Percent Problems
- Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems

Measurement

- Imperial Units
- Metric Measurements: Length
- Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
- Converting Units
- Solving Applied Measurement Problems

Geometry

- Angles
- Rectangles and Squares
- Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
- Triangles
- Square Roots
- The Pythagorean Theorem
- Circles
- Volume
- Similar Geometric Figures
- Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry

Statistics

- Circle Graphs
- Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
- Histograms
- Mean, Median, and Mode

Signed Numbers

- Adding Signed Numbers
- Subtracting Signed Numbers
- Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
- Scientific Notation

Introduction to Algebra

- Variables and Like Terms
- The Distributive Property
- Solving Equations Using The Addition Property
- Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
- Solving Equations Using Two Properties
- Translating English to Algebra
- Solving Applied Problems

Trigonometry

- Angles and Radian Measure
- Angles and the Cartesian Plane
- Right Angle Trigonometry
- Solving Applied Problems Involving Trigonometry

Appendix A: Consumer Finance Applications

Appendix B: Tables [Addition, Multiplication, Prime Factors, Square Roots]

Appendix C: Scientific Calculators

Appendix D: Metric and Imperial Measurements

Appendix E: Useful Formulas from Geometry

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