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 step-by-step 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 978-1-944894-11-5
Textbook 978-0971654-46-4
Courseware + Textbook 978-1-935782-24-7

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
    1. 1.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers
    2. 1.2 Addition with Whole Numbers
    3. 1.3 Subtraction with Whole Numbers
    4. 1.4 Rounding and Estimating with Whole Numbers
    5. 1.5 Multiplication with Whole Numbers
    6. 1.6 Division with Whole Numbers
    7. 1.7 Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
    8. 1.8 Geometry: Perimeter and Area
    9. Chapter 1 Review and Test
  2. Chapter 2: Exponents, Prime Numbers and LCM
    1. 2.1 Exponents
    2. 2.2 Order of Operations
    3. 2.3 Tests for divisibility (2,3,5,6,9, and 10)
    4. 2.4 Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers
    5. 2.5 Prime Factorizations
    6. 2.6 Least Common Multiple (LCM) with Applications
    7. Chapter 2 Review and Test
  3. Chapter 3: Fractions
    1. 3.1 Basic Multiplication and Changing to Higher Terms
    2. 3.2 Multiplication and Reducing with Fractions
    3. 3.3 division with Fractions
    4. 3.4 Addition with Fractions
    5. 3.5 Subtraction with Fractions
    6. 3.6 Comparisons and Order of Operations with Fractions
    7. Chapter 3 Review and Test
  4. Chapter 4: Mixed Numbers
    1. 4.1 Introduction to Mixed Numbers
    2. 4.2 Multiplication and division with Mixed Numbers
    3. 4.3 Addition with Mixed Numbers
    4. 4.4 Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
    5. 4.5 Order of Operations with Mixed Numbers
    6. 4.6 Denominate Numbers
    7. Chapter 4 Review and Test
  5. Chapter 5: Decimal Numbers
    1. 5.1 Introduction to Decimal Numbers
    2. 5.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
    3. 5.3 Multiplication with Decimal Numbers
    4. 5.4 division with Decimal Numbers
    5. 5.5 Decimals and Fractions
    6. 5.6 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
    7. 5.7 Geometry: Circles and Volume
    8. Chapter 5 Review and Test
  6. Chapter 6: Ratios and Proportions
    1. 6.1 Ratios and Price Per Unit
    2. 6.2 Proportions
    3. 6.3 Finding the Unknown Term in a Proportion
    4. 6.4 Problem Solving with Proportions
    5. 6.5 Geometry: Angles and triangles
    6. Chapter 6 Review and Test
  7. Chapter 7: Percent
    1. 7.1 Decimals and Percents
    2. 7.2 Fractions and Percents
    3. 7.3 Solving Percent Problems Using the Proportion P/100=A/B
    4. 7.4 Solving Percent Problems using RxB=A
    5. 7.5 Applications with Percent: Discount, Sales Tax, and Tipping
    6. 7.6 Applications with Percent: Commission, Profit, and Others
    7. Chapter 7 Review and Test
  8. Chapter 8: Consumer Applications
    1. 8.1 Simple Interest
    2. 8.2 Compound Interest
    3. 8.3 Balancing a Checking Account
    4. 8.4 Buying and Owning a Car
    5. 8.5 Buying and Owning a Home
    6. 8.6 Reading Graphs
    7. Chapter 8 Review and Test
  9. Chapter 9: Introduction to Algebra
    1. 9.1 Introduction to Integers
    2. 9.2 Addition with Integers
    3. 9.3 Subtraction with Integers
    4. 9.4 Multiplication, division, and Order of Operations with Integers
    5. 9.5 Combining Like Terms and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
    6. 9.6 translating English Phrases and Solving Equations
    7. 9.7 Problem Solving
    8. Chapter 9 Review and Test
  10. Appendix I: Additional Topics in Algebra
    1. I.1 Solving Equations (ax + b = c)
    2. I.2 Solving Word Problems
    3. I.3 Working with Formulas
    4. I.4 First-Degree Inequalities (ax + b = c)
    5. I.5 Graphing Ordered Pairs of Real Numbers
    6. I.6 Graphing Linear Equation (Ax + By = C)
    7. I.7 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
    8. I.8 Multiplication with Polynomials
  11. Appendix II: Measurement and Other Applications
    1. II.1 Scientific Notation
    2. II.2 Estimating with Percent
    3. II.3 Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode, and Range)
    4. II.4 Metric System: Length and Area
    5. II.5 Metric System: Weight and Volume
    6. U.S. Customary Measurements and Metric Equivalents