Basic Mathematics
by Ginny Crisonino & Steven Slavin
Basic Mathematics by Ginny Crisonino and Steve Slavin has a simple pedagogy: You learn math by doing math. The authors start by showing students how to solve a problem, and then ask students to solve similar problems. Students get positive reinforcement by working their way through the text, checking their work, and correcting their own mistakes, all while mastering the material.
Each chapter has a simple presentation style with an identical format. A section begins with a few illustrative examples, followed by a problem set for the student to work on with full solutions, and finally a workbook style set of exercises which can be done in class or as homework. The stepbystep solutions to the odd numbered problems are given in the back of the book. This format allows students to work their way through the book and learn the basic foundation of mathematics.
Formats: Software, Textbook, eBook
Product  ISBN 

Courseware  9781944894115 
Courseware + Textbook  9781935782247 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
 1.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers
 1.2 Addition with Whole Numbers
 1.3 Subtraction with Whole Numbers
 1.4 Rounding and Estimating with Whole Numbers
 1.5 Multiplication with Whole Numbers
 1.6 Division with Whole Numbers
 1.7 Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
 1.8 Geometry: Perimeter and Area
 Chapter 1 Review and Test

Chapter 2: Exponents, Prime Numbers and LCM
 2.1 Exponents
 2.2 Order of Operations
 2.3 Tests for divisibility (2,3,5,6,9, and 10)
 2.4 Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers
 2.5 Prime Factorizations
 2.6 Least Common Multiple (LCM) with Applications
 Chapter 2 Review and Test

Chapter 3: Fractions
 3.1 Basic Multiplication and Changing to Higher Terms
 3.2 Multiplication and Reducing with Fractions
 3.3 division with Fractions
 3.4 Addition with Fractions
 3.5 Subtraction with Fractions
 3.6 Comparisons and Order of Operations with Fractions
 Chapter 3 Review and Test

Chapter 4: Mixed Numbers
 4.1 Introduction to Mixed Numbers
 4.2 Multiplication and division with Mixed Numbers
 4.3 Addition with Mixed Numbers
 4.4 Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
 4.5 Order of Operations with Mixed Numbers
 4.6 Denominate Numbers
 Chapter 4 Review and Test

Chapter 5: Decimal Numbers
 5.1 Introduction to Decimal Numbers
 5.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
 5.3 Multiplication with Decimal Numbers
 5.4 division with Decimal Numbers
 5.5 Decimals and Fractions
 5.6 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
 5.7 Geometry: Circles and Volume
 Chapter 5 Review and Test

Chapter 6: Ratios and Proportions
 6.1 Ratios and Price Per Unit
 6.2 Proportions
 6.3 Finding the Unknown Term in a Proportion
 6.4 Problem Solving with Proportions
 6.5 Geometry: Angles and triangles
 Chapter 6 Review and Test

Chapter 7: Percent
 7.1 Decimals and Percents
 7.2 Fractions and Percents
 7.3 Solving Percent Problems Using the Proportion P/100=A/B
 7.4 Solving Percent Problems using RxB=A
 7.5 Applications with Percent: Discount, Sales Tax, and Tipping
 7.6 Applications with Percent: Commission, Profit, and Others
 Chapter 7 Review and Test

Chapter 8: Consumer Applications
 8.1 Simple Interest
 8.2 Compound Interest
 8.3 Balancing a Checking Account
 8.4 Buying and Owning a Car
 8.5 Buying and Owning a Home
 8.6 Reading Graphs
 Chapter 8 Review and Test

Chapter 9: Introduction to Algebra
 9.1 Introduction to Integers
 9.2 Addition with Integers
 9.3 Subtraction with Integers
 9.4 Multiplication, division, and Order of Operations with Integers
 9.5 Combining Like Terms and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
 9.6 translating English Phrases and Solving Equations
 9.7 Problem Solving
 Chapter 9 Review and Test

Appendix I: Additional Topics in Algebra
 I.1 Solving Equations (ax + b = c)
 I.2 Solving Word Problems
 I.3 Working with Formulas
 I.4 FirstDegree Inequalities (ax + b = c)
 I.5 Graphing Ordered Pairs of Real Numbers
 I.6 Graphing Linear Equation (Ax + By = C)
 I.7 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
 I.8 Multiplication with Polynomials

Appendix II: Measurement and Other Applications
 II.1 Scientific Notation
 II.2 Estimating with Percent
 II.3 Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode, and Range)
 II.4 Metric System: Length and Area
 II.5 Metric System: Weight and Volume
 U.S. Customary Measurements and Metric Equivalents