Applied Basic Mathematics

Series
Pearson
Author
William J. Clark / Robert A. Brechner  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
864
Pub.-date
December 2010
ISBN13
9780321691828
ISBN
0321691822
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Description

By teaching with an emphasis on real world applications, Applied Basic Mathematics, Second Edition, offers students a refreshing perspective on basic math! Authors Clark and Brechner open every chapter with an application and close every section with “Apply Your Knowledge” examples. The authors pair this emphasis on applications with learning tools like “Guide Problems and the “Ten Minute Chapter,” resulting in a text that encourages students to relate, reinforce, and review as they learn.

Features

  • The emphasis on applications teaches math within the context of students' lives, so they see its relevance and are engaged from the beginning.
    • Apply Your Knowledge, the last learning objective in each section, provides students with the extra examples and exercises needed to practice synthesizing and applying what they have learned.
    • The Numerical Facts of Life feature, located at the end of every chapter, gives students several real-data-driven exercises related to one real-world application.
    • Real World Connections boxes point out interesting real-world applications for students as they read through the text.
  • The structure of this text encourages constant reinforcement and review, which guides students through the concepts of basic mathematics.
    • Try-It Exercises, located after each Example and Solution Strategy, allow students to immediately reinforce what they have just learned. Solutions for all Try-It Exercises are located at the back of the book.
    • Guide Problems are set up in a step-by-step format to reinforce the skills needed to succeed in working through the exercises that follow. These are provided for every objective in the exercise sets.
    • TheTen-Minute Chapter is a chapter summary chart that reviews important concepts and illustrates examples for each concept from the chapter.
    • Cumulative Skills Review exercises appear at the end of every section and are labeled with the chapter and objective number where introduced.
  • Vocabulary definitions in the margins provide easy reference when studying.
  • Learning Tips in the margins provide suggestions and hints that will be useful to students as they go through the text and do the exercises.

 

New to this Edition

New and Updated Features

  • Apply Your Knowledge, a learning objective in every section, has been updated.
  • Data and photos are updated to keep this text fresh and relevant for today's students.

New to the Supplements Package

  • MyMathLab┬« Enhancements for Clark/Brechner
    • Increased exercise coverage gives instructors more homework options than ever before.
    • Premade homework assignments are available within the homework manager.
    • An Interactive English/Spanish glossary offers definitions of important mathematical terms in both English and Spanish.

Content Updates

  • Chapter 2 offers an enhanced explanation of what a fraction "is" and also provides a student-friendly rationale for the basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Chapter 3 provides enhanced discussion of decimals. In particular, the authors elaborate on converting from fractions to terminating or repeating decimals, and from terminating decimals to fractions.
  • Many new learning tips and teaching tips were incorporated throughout the text, based on student and faculty feedback from the first edition.
  • All charts and data throughout the text are updated to reflect the latest data wherever possible.

 

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Understanding the Basics of Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Evaluating Exponential Expressions and Applying Order of Operations

1.7 Solving Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

2. Fractions

2.1 Factors, Prime Factorizations, and Least Common Multiples

2.2 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.3 Equivalent Fractions

2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.6 Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.7 Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

3. Decimals

3.1 Understanding Decimals

3.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

3.3 Multiplying Decimals

3.4 Dividing Decimals

3.5 Working with Fractions and Decimals

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

4. Ratio and Proportion

4.1 Understanding Ratios

4.2 Working with Rates and Units

4.3 Understanding and Solving Proportions

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

5. Percents

5.1 Introduction to Percents

5.2 Solve Percent Problems Using Equations

5.3 Solve Percent Problems Using Proportions

5.4 Solve Percent Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

6. Measurement

6.1 The U. S. Customary System

6.2 Denominate Numbers

6.3 The Metric System

6.4 Converting between the U. S. System and the Metric System

6.5 Time and Temperature

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

7. Geometry

7.1 Lines and Angles

7.2 Plane and Solid Geometric Figures

7.3 Perimeter and Circumference

7.4 Area

7.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

7.6 Volume

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

8. Statistics and Data Presentation

8.1 Data Presentation - Tables and Graphs

8.2 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

9. Signed Numbers

9.1 Introduction to Signed Numbers

9.2 Adding Signed Numbers

9.3 Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.4 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.5 Signed Numbers and Order of Operations

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

Assessment Test

 

10. Introduction to Algebra

10.1 Algebraic Expressions

10.2 Solving an Equation Using the Addition Property of Equality

10.3 Solving an Equation Using the Multiplication Property of Equality

10.4 Solving an Equation Using the Addition and Multiplication Properties

10.5 Solving Application Problems

10-minute Chapter

Numerical Facts of Life

Chapter Review Exercises

 

Assessment Test

Glossary

Appendix A: Try-It Exercise Solutions

Appendix B: Answers to Selected Exercises

Appendix C: Math Study Skills

Appendix D: Table of Squares and Square Roots

Index

Author

Bill Clark presently teaches at Harper College in the Chicago area. Prior to his current position, he was a professor at Miami Dade College. An engaging and dynamic teacher, he has initiated a number of programs to serve diverse student populations. He was instrumental in the implementation of Miami Dade's Title V Calculus program. He has also developed and implemented a multi-cultural infusion project and a number of learning communities. In his leisure time, Bill enjoys travel and long walks with his dog.

 

Bob Brechner has taught at Miami Dade College for the past 41 years. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus. Over the years, he has been Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the International Fine Arts College. Brechner holds a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. His other publications include Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers, A Little Math with Your Business, and Guidelines for the New Manager. Bob lives in Coconut Grove, Florida, with his wife, Shari Joy. His passions include travel, photography, tennis, running and boating.


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