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 first-degree 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

  1. Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
    1. 1-1 Reading Whole Numbers
    2. 1-2 Expanded Form
    3. 1-3 Rounding
    4. 1-4 Addition of Whole Numbers
    5. 1-5 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
    6. 1-6 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
    7. 1-7 Division of Whole Numbers
    8. 1-8 Grouping Symbols
    9. 1-9 Factors and Prime Factorization
    10. 1-10 Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
  2. Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    1. 2-1 Simplifying Fractions
    2. 2-2 Multiplication of Fractions
    3. 2-3 Division of Fractions
    4. 2-4 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
    5. 2-5 Mixed Numbers
  3. Chapter 3: Decimals, Scientific Notation and Square Roots
    1. 3-1 Expanded Form and Reading and Writing Decimals
    2. 3-2 Rounding Decimals
    3. 3-3 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers
    4. 3-4 Multiplying Decimal Numbers
    5. 3-5 Dividing Decimal Numbers by Whole Numbers
    6. 3-6 Dividing by Decimal Numbers
    7. 3-7 Interchanging Fractions and Decimals
    8. 3-8 Scientific Notation
    9. 3-9 Square Roots
  4. Chapter 4: The Language of Algebra
    1. 4-1 Algebraic Expressions
    2. 4-2 Evaluating Literal Expressions
    3. 4-3 Combining Like Terms
  5. Chapter 5: Solving Equations
    1. 5-1 Conditional and Equivalent Equations
    2. 5-2 The Division Rule
    3. 5-3 The Subtraction Rule
    4. 5-4 The Addition Rule
    5. 5-5 The Multiplication Rule
    6. 5-6 Combining Rules for Solving Equations
  6. Chapter 6: Ration, Proportion and Percent
    1. 6-1 Ratios
    2. 6-2 Proportions
    3. 6-3 Problems Involving Proportions
    4. 6-4 Metric Measurement
    5. 6-5 Percent
    6. 6-6 Problems Involving Percents
  7. Chapter 7: Signed Numbers
    1. 7-1 The Meaning of Signed Numbers
    2. 7-2 Combining Signed Numbers
    3. 7-3 Rules for Combining Signed Numbers
    4. 7-4 Combining Like Terms
    5. 7-5 A Word About Subtraction
    6. 7-6 Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
    7. 7-7 Exercises Using Signed Numbers
  8. Chapter 8: Equations and Inequalities Involving Signed Numbers
    1. 8-1 Solving Equations Involving Signed Numbers
    2. 8-2 Literal Equations
    3. 8-3 Graphing Inequalities
    4. 8-4 Solving Inequalities