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Basic math & prealgebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli
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 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xvi, 368 p.
 Note

 "the fun and easy way to understand the basic concepts and problems of prealgebra"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 measuringgraphs, measures, stats, and sets
 Part V: Xfiles: 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 fingersnumbers 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 licketysplit
 Part 2: Getting A Handle On Whole Numbers
 4: Putting the big four operations to work
 Knowing properties of the big four operations
 Bigfour 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 morecomplex 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 crossmultiplication
 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 MeasuringGraphs, 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 2D 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: XFiles: 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 morecomplex 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
 Isbn
 9780470135372
 Label
 Basic math & prealgebra for dummies
 Title
 Basic math & prealgebra for dummies
 Statement of responsibility
 by Mark Zegarelli
 Title variation
 Basic math and prealgebra for dummies
 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
 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 & prealgebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli
 Note

 "the fun and easy way to understand the basic concepts and problems of prealgebra"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 measuringgraphs, measures, stats, and sets  Part V: Xfiles: 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 fingersnumbers 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 licketysplit  Part 2: Getting A Handle On Whole Numbers  4: Putting the big four operations to work  Knowing properties of the big four operations  Bigfour 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 morecomplex 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 crossmultiplication  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 MeasuringGraphs, 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 2D 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: XFiles: 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 morecomplex 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 & prealgebra for dummies, by Mark Zegarelli
 Note

 "the fun and easy way to understand the basic concepts and problems of prealgebra"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 measuringgraphs, measures, stats, and sets  Part V: Xfiles: 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 fingersnumbers 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 licketysplit  Part 2: Getting A Handle On Whole Numbers  4: Putting the big four operations to work  Knowing properties of the big four operations  Bigfour 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 morecomplex 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 crossmultiplication  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 MeasuringGraphs, 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 2D 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: XFiles: 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 morecomplex 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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