Foundations of Mathematics for Virginia
by D. Franklin Wright
Foundations of Mathematics for Virginia is customized to fit the developmental mathematics curriculum created by the Virginia Community College System. It provides topics covered in all nine units and focuses on building math competency skills so that students are prepared for collegelevel math courses and those that depend on a foundation of mathematical understanding.
Formats: Software, Textbook, Guided Notebook, Workbook
Product  ISBN 

Courseware  978‑1‑941552‑64‑3 
Courseware + Textbook  9781946158291 
Courseware + Guided Notebook  9781941552889 
Courseware + Workbook  9781941552650 
Textbook  9781946158239 
Guided Notebook  9781941552896 
Workbook  9781941552650 
Table of Contents

Unit 0: Operations with Whole Numbers
 0.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers
 0.2 Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers
 0.3 Multiplication with Whole Numbers
 0.4 Division with Whole Numbers
 0.5 Rounding and Estimating with Whole Numbers
 0.6 Exponents and Order of Operations
 0.7 Problem Solving with Whole Numbers

Unit 1: Operations with Fractions
 1.1 Exponents, Prime Numbers, and LCM
 1.2 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 1.3 Ratios and Rates
 1.4 Multiplication and Division with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 1.5 Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
 1.6 Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
 1.7 Order of Operations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Unit 2: Operations with Decimals and Percents
 2.1 Introduction to Decimal Numbers
 2.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
 2.3 Multiplication with Decimal Numbers
 2.4 Division with Decimal Numbers
 2.5 Decimal Numbers and Fractions
 2.6 Decimal Numbers and Percents
 2.7 Fractions and Percents
 2.8 Solving Percent Problems Using the Equation R · B = A
 2.9 Applications: Discount, Sales Tax, Commission, and Percent Increase/Decrease
 2.10 Applications: Simple Interest
 2.11 U.S. Measurements
 2.12 The Metric System
 2.13 U.S. to Metric Conversions
 2.14 Reading Graphs

Unit 3: Algebra Basics
 3.1 The Real Number Line and Absolute Value
 3.2 Exponents
 3.3 Square Roots
 3.4 Addition with Real Numbers
 3.5 Subtraction with Real Numbers
 3.6 Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers
 3.7 Order of Operations with Real Numbers
 3.8 Properties of Real Numbers
 3.9 Scientific Notation
 3.10 Simplifying and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
 3.11 Solving Linear Equations: x + b = c and ax = c
 3.12 Solving Proportions
 3.13 Perimeter
 3.14 Area
 3.15 Circles
 3.16 Volume

Unit 4: First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
 4.1 Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
 4.2 Solving Linear Equations: x + b = c and ax = c
 4.3 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = c
 4.4 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = cx + d
 4.5 Working With Formulas
 4.6 Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers
 4.7 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Interest, Average
 4.8 Solving Absolute Value Equations
 4.9 Linear Inequalities

Unit 5: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
 5.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
 5.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
 5.3 The SlopeIntercept Form
 5.4 The PointSlope Form
 5.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 5.6 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation
 5.7 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions of Graphing
 5.8 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Substitution
 5.9 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Addition
 5.10 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Number Problems, Amounts, and Costs
 5.11 Applications: Interest and Mixture

Unit 6: Exponents, Factoring, and Polynomial Equations
 6.1 Exponents
 6.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation
 6.3 Introduction to Polynomials
 6.4 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
 6.5 Multiplication with Polynomials
 6.6 Special Products of Binomials
 6.7 Division by a Monomial
 6.8 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Group
 6.9 Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient 1
 6.10 Factoring Trinomials with Leading Coefficient Not 1
 6.11 Special Factoring Techniques
 6.12 Additional Factoring Practice
 6.13 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 6.14 Applications of Quadratic Equations

Unit 7: Rational Expressions and Equations
 7.1 Multiplication and Division with Rational Expressions
 7.2 Addition and Subtraction with Rational Expressions
 7.3 Complex Fractions
 7.4 Division with Polynomials
 7.5 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
 7.6 Applications: Rational Expressions

Unit 8: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
 8.1 Evaluating Radicals
 8.2 Simplifying Radicals
 8.3 Rational Exponents
 8.4 Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with Radicals
 8.5 Rationalizing Denominators
 8.6 Equations with Radicals
 8.7 Complex Numbers
 8.8 Applications: Radicals

Unit 9: Functions, Quadratic Equations, and Parabolas
 9.1 Functions and Function Notation
 9.2 Functions with Radicals
 9.3 Solving Quadratic Equations
 9.4 The Quadratic Formula
 9.5 Applications: Quadratic Equations
 9.6 Quadratic Functions