﻿ Developmental Mathematics Textbook

# Developmental Mathematics

 DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS FIRST EDITION © 2012 D. Franklin Wright, Cerritos College Bundled with Hawkes Learning Systems: DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS courseware ISBN (hard cover): 1-932628-84-3 or 978-1-932628-84-5

 Developmental Mathematics is written to provide students with a smooth transition from arithmetic through prealgebra to algebra. This text is a learning tool that will help students understand the connections between arithmetic and algebra, develop reasoning and problem-solving skills, and achieve satisfaction in learning so that they will be encouraged to continue their education in mathematics. The writing style gives carefully worded, thorough explanations that are direct, easy to understand, and mathematically accurate. The use of color, boldface, subheadings, and shaded boxes helps students understand and reference important topics. Each topic is developed in a straightforward step-by-step manner. Each section contains many detailed examples to lead students successfully through the exercises and help them develop an understanding of the related concepts.
 Chapter 1: Whole Numbers Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers Chapter 3: Decimal Numbers Chapter 4: Ratios and Proportions, Percent, and Applications Chapter 5: Geometry Chapter 6: Statistics, Graphs, and Probability Chapter 7: Introduction to Algebra Chapter 8: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables Chapter 9: Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables Chapter 10: Systems of Linear Equations Chapter 11: Exponents and Polynomials Chapter 12: Factoring Polynomials and Solving Quadratic Equations Chapter 13: Rational Expressions Chapter 14: Radicals Chapter 15: Quadratic Equations Appendix 1: US Measurements Appendix 2: The Metric System Appendix 3: US to Metric Conversions Appendix 4: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Appendix 5: Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem Appendix 6: Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities Appendix 7: Systems of Linear Equations: Three Variables Appendix 8: Introduction to Complex Numbers Appendix 9: Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers