Practice Makes Perfect Basic Math

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Date

June 11, 2012

Format

Mixed media product, 192 pages

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ISBN

0071778454 / 9780071778459

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Your Price

14.00



Overview


Main description

More than 1 million books sold in the Practice Makes Perfect series!
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, a basic math workbook that allows students to reinforce their skills through key concepts and 500 exercises

About the Book
A no-nonsense practical guide to this subject, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math offers practice in very basic mathematics skills in an area also sometimes called remedial math. It covers the skills necessary to pass the GED and the math students need to know for community college. Students get reviews of arithmetic, multiplication, division, basic geometry and algebra, as well as negative numbers, square roots, working with fractions, and more.
Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on mathematics right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

Key Selling Features

  • Not focused on any particular test or exam, but complementary to most basic math curricula
  • More than 500 exercises and answers covering all aspects of basic math
  • Large trim allows clear presentation of exercises, worked problems, and explained answers
  • The Practice Makes Perfect series has sales of 1 million-plus copies in the language category--now applied to mathematics

Market/Audience
For students who need to review and practice basic math, whether to keep up with class work or to prepare for a test or exam

Author Information
Carolyn Wheater (Hawthorne, NJ)
teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.


Table of contents

Introduction
Part I: Number Sense
Chapter 1: Talking about Numbers
The families of numbers
Vocabulary and symbols
Chapter 2: The Size of Things
Large and Small
Estimation and Rounding
Chapter 3: Ins and Outs
Prime or Composite
Even or Odd
Factors, Divisors, and Multiples
Part II: Calculation
Chapter 4: Number Crunching
Order of Operations
Integers
Chapter 5: Part Time
Fractions
Decimals
Percent
Chapter 6: Powers Play
Powers
Roots
Part III: Algebraic Reasoning
Chapter 7: Changing the Look of Expressions
Removing Parentheses
Combining Like Terms
Lifting Radicals
Dealing with Denominators
Chapter 8: Finding a Solution
Solving Linear Equations
Solving Inequalities
Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations
Factoring
Square Roots
Quadratic Formula
Chapter 10: Functions and their Graphs
Linear Functions
Quadratic Functions
Part IV: Geometric Relationships
Chapter 11: Measurement Matters
Segments
Angles
Chapter 12: The Shape of Things
Triangles
Quadrilaterals
Other Polygons
Chapter 13: Round About Circles
Angles and Arcs
Lines and Segments
Chapter 14: Area
Three and Four
More
Circles
Surface Area
Chapter 15: Volume
Straight Talk
To the Point
Part V: Statistical Thinking
Chapter 16: Counting on the Probability
Getting a Count
Understanding Your Chances
Chapter 17:Every Picture Tells a Story
Types of Graphs
Good and Bad
Reading Graphs
Chapter 18: Making Sense
Summarizing Data
Expressing Relationships
Answer Key


Author comments

Carolyn Wheater teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.





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