Stepping It Up: Foundations for Success in Math, First Canadian Edition, 1st edition

  • Michael Delgaty
  • Lisa Hayden
  • Patricia Byers
  • Michael Nauth
  • John Tobey
  • Jeffrey Slater
  • Jamie Blair

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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

  1. Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics
  2. Using Your Textbook
  3. Homework: How, Why, When
  4. Taking Lecture Notes
  5. Reviewing a Chapter
  6. Managing Your Time
  7. Using Study Cards
  8. Preparing for Tests
  9. Tips for Taking Math Tests
  10. Making a Mind Map
  11. Analyzing Your Test Results
  12. Preparing for Your Final Exam


Whole Numbers

  1. Understanding Whole Numbers
  2. Adding Whole Numbers
  3. Subtracting Whole Numbers
  4. Multiplying Whole Numbers
  5. Dividing Whole Numbers
  6. Exponents and the Order of Operations
  7. Rounding and Estimating
  8. Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers



  1. Understanding Fractions
  2. Simplifying Fractions
  3. Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  4. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  5. The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
  6. Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  7. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
  8. Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions



  1. Using Decimal Notation
  2. Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
  3. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  4. Multiplying Decimals
  5. Dividing Decimals
  6. Converting Fractions to Decimals and The Order of Operations
  7. Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals


Ratio and Proportion

  1. Ratios and Rates
  2. The Concept of Proportion
  3. Solving Proportions
  4. Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions



  1. Understanding Percent
  2. Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
  3. Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
  4. Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
  5. Solving Applied Percent Problems
  6. Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems



  1. Imperial Units
  2. Metric Measurements: Length
  3. Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
  4. Converting Units
  5. Solving Applied Measurement Problems



  1. Angles
  2. Rectangles and Squares
  3. Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
  4. Triangles
  5. Square Roots
  6. The Pythagorean Theorem
  7. Circles
  8. Volume
  9. Similar Geometric Figures
  10. Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry



  1. Circle Graphs
  2. Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
  3. Histograms
  4. Mean, Median, and Mode


Signed Numbers

  1. Adding Signed Numbers
  2. Subtracting Signed Numbers
  3. Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
  4. Scientific Notation


Introduction to Algebra

  1. Variables and Like Terms
  2. The Distributive Property
  3. Solving Equations Using The Addition Property
  4. Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
  5. Solving Equations Using Two Properties
  6. Translating English to Algebra
  7. Solving Applied Problems



  1. Angles and Radian Measure
  2. Angles and the Cartesian Plane
  3. Right Angle Trigonometry
  4. 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

Published by Pearson Canada (April 14th 2010) - Copyright © 2011