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The Resource Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli

Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli

Label
Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies
Title
Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Zegarelli
Title variation
Basic math and pre-algebra for dummies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Tips for simplifying tricky operations. Get the skills you need to solve problems and equations and be ready for algebra class. Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations. Understand fractions, decimals, and percents; Unravel algebra word problems; Grasp prime numbers, factors, and multiples; Work with graphs and measures; Solve single and multiple variable equations
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Cataloging source
MDK
Dewey number
510.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA107.2
LC item number
.Z33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
--For dummies
Label
Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "the fun and easy way to understand the basic concepts and problems of pre-algebra"--Cover
  • Includes index
Contents
Introduction -- About this book -- Conventions used in this book -- What you're not to read -- Foolish assumptions -- How this book is organized -- Part I: Arming yourself with the basics of basic math -- Part II: Getting a handle on whole numbers -- Part III: Parts of the whole: fractions, decimals, and percents -- Part IV: Picturing and measuring-graphs, measures, stats, and sets -- Part V: X-files: introduction to algebra -- Part VI: Part of tens -- Icons used in this book -- Where to go from here -- Part 1: Arming Yourself With The Basics Of Basic Math -- 1: Playing the numbers game -- Inventing numbers -- Understanding number sequences -- Looking at the number line -- Four important sets of numbers -- 2: It's all in the fingers-numbers and digits -- Knowing your place value -- Close enough for rock 'n roll: rounding and estimating -- 3: Big four: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division -- Adding things up -- Take it away: subtracting -- Multiplying -- Doing division lickety-split -- Part 2: Getting A Handle On Whole Numbers -- 4: Putting the big four operations to work -- Knowing properties of the big four operations -- Big-four operations with negative numbers -- Understanding units -- Understanding inequalities -- Beyond the big four: exponents, square roots, and absolute value -- 5: Question of values: evaluating arithmetic expressions -- Three E's of math: equations, expressions, and evaluations -- Equality for all: equations -- Introducing order of operations -- 6: Say what? turning words into numbers -- Dispelling two myths about word problems -- Solving basic word problems -- Solving more-complex word problems -- 7: Divisibility -- Knowing the divisibility tricks -- Identifying prime and composite numbers -- 8: Fabulous factors and marvelous multiples -- Knowing six ways to say the same thing -- Connecting factors and multiples -- Fabulous factors -- Marvelous multiples -- Part 3: Parts Of The Whole: Fractions, Decimals, And Percents -- 9: Fooling with fractions -- Slicing a cake into fractions -- Knowing the fraction facts of life -- Increasing and reducing terms of fractions -- Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers -- Understanding cross-multiplication -- 10: Parting ways: fractions and the big four operations -- Multiplying and dividing fractions -- All together now: adding fractions -- Take it away: subtracting fractions -- Working properly with mixed numbers -- 11: Dallying with decimals -- Basic decimal stuff -- Performing the big four with decimals -- Converting between decimals and fractions -- 12: Playing with percents -- Making sense of percents -- Dealing with percents greater than 100 percent -- Converting to and from percents, decimals, and fractions -- Solving percent problems -- Putting all the percent problems together -- 13: Word problems with fractions, decimals, and percents -- Adding and subtracting parts of the whole in word problems -- Problems about multiplying fractions -- Multiplying decimals and percents in word problems -- Handling percent increases and decreases in word problems -- Part 4: Picturing And Measuring-Graphs, Measures, Stats, And Sets -- 14: Perfect ten: condensing numbers with scientific notation -- First things first: powers of ten as exponents -- Working with scientific notation -- 15: How much have you got? weights and measures -- Examining differences between the English and Metric systems -- Estimating and converting between the English and Metric systems -- 16: Picture this: basic geometry -- Getting on the plane: points, lines, angles, and shapes -- Closed encounters: shaping up your understanding of 2-D shapes -- Taking a trip to another dimension: solid geometry -- Measuring shapes: perimeter, area, surface area, and volume -- 17: Seeing is believing: graphing as a visual tool -- Looking at three important graph styles -- Cartesian coordinates -- 18: Solving geometry and measurements word problems -- Chain gang: solving measurement problems with conversion chains -- Solving geometry word problems -- Together at last: putting geometry and measurements in one problem -- 19: Figuring your chances: statistics and probability -- Gathering data mathematically: basic statistics -- Looking at likelihoods: basic probability -- 20: Setting things up with basic set theory -- Understanding sets -- Operations on sets -- Part 5: X-Files: Introduction To Algebra -- 21: Enter Mr X: algebra and algebraic expressions -- X marks the spot -- Expressing yourself with algebraic expressions -- Simplifying algebraic expressions -- 22: Unmasking Mr X: algebraic equations -- Understanding algebraic equations -- Balancing act: solving for X -- Rearranging equations and isolating X -- 23: Putting Mr X to work: algebra word problems -- Solving algebra word problems in five steps -- Choosing your variable wisely -- Solving more-complex algebraic problems -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- 24: Ten key math concepts you shouldn't ignore -- Getting set with sets -- Playing with prime numbers -- Zero: much ado about nothing -- Going Greek: Pi(p) -- On the level: equal signs and equations -- On the grid: the cartesian graph -- In and out: relying on functions -- Exploring the infinite -- Real number line -- Imaginary number i -- 25: Ten important number sets you should know -- Counting on counting (or natural) numbers -- Identifying integers -- Knowing the rationale behind rational numbers -- Making sense of irrational numbers -- Absorbing algebraic numbers -- Moving through transcendental numbers -- Getting grounded in real numbers -- Trying to imagine imaginary numbers -- Grasping the complexity of complex numbers -- Going beyond the infinite with transfinite numbers -- Index
Control code
4440421
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780470135372
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn173618210
  • (OCoLC)173618210
Label
Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli
Publication
Note
  • "the fun and easy way to understand the basic concepts and problems of pre-algebra"--Cover
  • Includes index
Contents
Introduction -- About this book -- Conventions used in this book -- What you're not to read -- Foolish assumptions -- How this book is organized -- Part I: Arming yourself with the basics of basic math -- Part II: Getting a handle on whole numbers -- Part III: Parts of the whole: fractions, decimals, and percents -- Part IV: Picturing and measuring-graphs, measures, stats, and sets -- Part V: X-files: introduction to algebra -- Part VI: Part of tens -- Icons used in this book -- Where to go from here -- Part 1: Arming Yourself With The Basics Of Basic Math -- 1: Playing the numbers game -- Inventing numbers -- Understanding number sequences -- Looking at the number line -- Four important sets of numbers -- 2: It's all in the fingers-numbers and digits -- Knowing your place value -- Close enough for rock 'n roll: rounding and estimating -- 3: Big four: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division -- Adding things up -- Take it away: subtracting -- Multiplying -- Doing division lickety-split -- Part 2: Getting A Handle On Whole Numbers -- 4: Putting the big four operations to work -- Knowing properties of the big four operations -- Big-four operations with negative numbers -- Understanding units -- Understanding inequalities -- Beyond the big four: exponents, square roots, and absolute value -- 5: Question of values: evaluating arithmetic expressions -- Three E's of math: equations, expressions, and evaluations -- Equality for all: equations -- Introducing order of operations -- 6: Say what? turning words into numbers -- Dispelling two myths about word problems -- Solving basic word problems -- Solving more-complex word problems -- 7: Divisibility -- Knowing the divisibility tricks -- Identifying prime and composite numbers -- 8: Fabulous factors and marvelous multiples -- Knowing six ways to say the same thing -- Connecting factors and multiples -- Fabulous factors -- Marvelous multiples -- Part 3: Parts Of The Whole: Fractions, Decimals, And Percents -- 9: Fooling with fractions -- Slicing a cake into fractions -- Knowing the fraction facts of life -- Increasing and reducing terms of fractions -- Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers -- Understanding cross-multiplication -- 10: Parting ways: fractions and the big four operations -- Multiplying and dividing fractions -- All together now: adding fractions -- Take it away: subtracting fractions -- Working properly with mixed numbers -- 11: Dallying with decimals -- Basic decimal stuff -- Performing the big four with decimals -- Converting between decimals and fractions -- 12: Playing with percents -- Making sense of percents -- Dealing with percents greater than 100 percent -- Converting to and from percents, decimals, and fractions -- Solving percent problems -- Putting all the percent problems together -- 13: Word problems with fractions, decimals, and percents -- Adding and subtracting parts of the whole in word problems -- Problems about multiplying fractions -- Multiplying decimals and percents in word problems -- Handling percent increases and decreases in word problems -- Part 4: Picturing And Measuring-Graphs, Measures, Stats, And Sets -- 14: Perfect ten: condensing numbers with scientific notation -- First things first: powers of ten as exponents -- Working with scientific notation -- 15: How much have you got? weights and measures -- Examining differences between the English and Metric systems -- Estimating and converting between the English and Metric systems -- 16: Picture this: basic geometry -- Getting on the plane: points, lines, angles, and shapes -- Closed encounters: shaping up your understanding of 2-D shapes -- Taking a trip to another dimension: solid geometry -- Measuring shapes: perimeter, area, surface area, and volume -- 17: Seeing is believing: graphing as a visual tool -- Looking at three important graph styles -- Cartesian coordinates -- 18: Solving geometry and measurements word problems -- Chain gang: solving measurement problems with conversion chains -- Solving geometry word problems -- Together at last: putting geometry and measurements in one problem -- 19: Figuring your chances: statistics and probability -- Gathering data mathematically: basic statistics -- Looking at likelihoods: basic probability -- 20: Setting things up with basic set theory -- Understanding sets -- Operations on sets -- Part 5: X-Files: Introduction To Algebra -- 21: Enter Mr X: algebra and algebraic expressions -- X marks the spot -- Expressing yourself with algebraic expressions -- Simplifying algebraic expressions -- 22: Unmasking Mr X: algebraic equations -- Understanding algebraic equations -- Balancing act: solving for X -- Rearranging equations and isolating X -- 23: Putting Mr X to work: algebra word problems -- Solving algebra word problems in five steps -- Choosing your variable wisely -- Solving more-complex algebraic problems -- Part 6: Part Of Tens -- 24: Ten key math concepts you shouldn't ignore -- Getting set with sets -- Playing with prime numbers -- Zero: much ado about nothing -- Going Greek: Pi(p) -- On the level: equal signs and equations -- On the grid: the cartesian graph -- In and out: relying on functions -- Exploring the infinite -- Real number line -- Imaginary number i -- 25: Ten important number sets you should know -- Counting on counting (or natural) numbers -- Identifying integers -- Knowing the rationale behind rational numbers -- Making sense of irrational numbers -- Absorbing algebraic numbers -- Moving through transcendental numbers -- Getting grounded in real numbers -- Trying to imagine imaginary numbers -- Grasping the complexity of complex numbers -- Going beyond the infinite with transfinite numbers -- Index
Control code
4440421
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 368 p.
Isbn
9780470135372
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn173618210
  • (OCoLC)173618210

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