Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

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312 Pages

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When you have the right math teacher, learning math can be painlessand even fun! Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook ForDummies teach you how to overcome your fear of math andapproach the subject correctly and directly. A lot of the topicsthat probably inspired fear before will seem simple when yourealize that you can solve math problems, from basic addition toalgebraic equations. Lots of students feel they got lost somewherebetween learning to count to ten and their first day in an algebraclass, but help is here!

Begin with basic topics like interpreting patterns, navigatingthe number line, rounding numbers, and estimating answers. You willlearn and review the basics of addition, subtraction,multiplication, and division. Do remainders make you nervous?You’ll find an easy and painless way to understand longdivision. Discover how to apply the commutative, associative, anddistributive properties, and finally understand basic geometry andalgebra. Find out how to:

  • Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents,square roots, and absolute value
  • Round numbers and estimate answers
  • Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Navigate basic geometry
  • Complete algebraic expressions and equations
  • Understand statistics and sets
  • Uncover the mystery of FOILing
  • Answer sample questions and check your answers

Complete with lists of ten alternative numeral and numbersystems, ten curious types of numbers, and ten geometric solids tocut and fold, Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook ForDummies will demystify math and help you start solving problemsin no time!

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Published 29 January 2009
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EAN13 9780470417492
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Language English

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Contents at a Glance
Introduction .............................................................................1 Part I: Back to Basics with Basic Math......................................5 Chapter 1: Weve Got Your Numbers...................................................................................................7 Chapter 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big Four Operations ........................................23 Chapter 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers...........................................................................37 Chapter 4: Its Just an Expression......................................................................................................49 Chapter 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples ...............................................69 Part II: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents ....89 Chapter 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake..........................................................................................91 Chapter 7: Fractions and the Big Four ............................................................................................107 Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals...............................................................................141 Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages.................................................................................................163 Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics ................175 Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation ...............................................177 Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures ..........................................................187 Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry..........................................................................................201 Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Cartesian Graphs.............................................................................221 Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra .............................233 Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions......................................................235 Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations .........................................255 Part V: The Part of Tens ........................................................271 Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems........................................................273 Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers ..................................................................................281 Index ...................................................................................287