Prealgebra: College Preparatory Mathematics
by J. Louis Nanney and John L. Cable
Prealgebra: College Preparatory Mathematics is written for students who do not have the basic skills necessary to succeed in and elementary college algebra course. The orderly transition from arithmetic to algebra is accomplished in two ways. First, whenever possible, the text utilizes formats usually reserved for algebra in the development skills in arithmetic. Second, and perhaps the most unique feature of the text, is the introduction to algebra which includes the skills necessary for solving firstdegree equations. These skills are presented before signed numbers. Then the concepts are reinforced using signed numbers, avoiding introducing too many new ideas all at once. This text provides an excellent foundation for a course in elementary algebra.
Formats: Textbook
Product  ISBN 

Textbook  978‑0‑697‑06428‑8 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
 11 Reading Whole Numbers
 12 Expanded Form
 13 Rounding
 14 Addition of Whole Numbers
 15 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
 16 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
 17 Division of Whole Numbers
 18 Grouping Symbols
 19 Factors and Prime Factorization
 110 Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple

Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 21 Simplifying Fractions
 22 Multiplication of Fractions
 23 Division of Fractions
 24 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
 25 Mixed Numbers

Chapter 3: Decimals, Scientific Notation and Square Roots
 31 Expanded Form and Reading and Writing Decimals
 32 Rounding Decimals
 33 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers
 34 Multiplying Decimal Numbers
 35 Dividing Decimal Numbers by Whole Numbers
 36 Dividing by Decimal Numbers
 37 Interchanging Fractions and Decimals
 38 Scientific Notation
 39 Square Roots

Chapter 4: The Language of Algebra
 41 Algebraic Expressions
 42 Evaluating Literal Expressions
 43 Combining Like Terms

Chapter 5: Solving Equations
 51 Conditional and Equivalent Equations
 52 The Division Rule
 53 The Subtraction Rule
 54 The Addition Rule
 55 The Multiplication Rule
 56 Combining Rules for Solving Equations

Chapter 6: Ration, Proportion and Percent
 61 Ratios
 62 Proportions
 63 Problems Involving Proportions
 64 Metric Measurement
 65 Percent
 66 Problems Involving Percents

Chapter 7: Signed Numbers
 71 The Meaning of Signed Numbers
 72 Combining Signed Numbers
 73 Rules for Combining Signed Numbers
 74 Combining Like Terms
 75 A Word About Subtraction
 76 Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
 77 Exercises Using Signed Numbers

Chapter 8: Equations and Inequalities Involving Signed Numbers
 81 Solving Equations Involving Signed Numbers
 82 Literal Equations
 83 Graphing Inequalities
 84 Solving Inequalities