Preparation for College Mathematics
by D. Franklin Wright
Preparation for College Mathematics reviews basic arithmetic and introduces students to algebra. The first three chapters teach students basic arithmetic skills and how to solve equations. Then, students learn geometrical concepts, such as perimeter, area, and volume. Later on in the text, students learn how to develop key algebraic skills and concepts, such as exponential and logarithmic functions.
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Courseware + eBook*  978‑1‑941552‑84‑1 
Courseware + eBook* + Textbook  9781941552834 
Textbook  9781941552445 
Guided Notebook  978‑1‑946158‑08‑6 
* Included eBook can only be accessed online through the courseware 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Whole Numbers, Integers, and Introduction to Solving Equations
 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers
 1.2 Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers
 1.3 Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers
 1.4 Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
 1.5 Solving Equations with Whole Numbers (a + b = c and ax = c)
 1.6 Exponents and Order of Operations
 1.7 Introduction to Polynomials
 1.8 Introduction to Integers
 1.9 Addition with Integers
 1.10 Subtraction with Integers
 1.11 Multiplication and Division with Integers, Order of Operations
 1.12 Applications: Change in Value and Average
 1.13 Introduction to Like Terms and Polynomials
 1.14 Solving Equations with Integers (x + b = c and ax + c)

Chapter 2: Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Proportions
 2.1 Tests for Divisibility
 2.2 Prime Numbers
 2.3 Prime Factorizations
 2.4 Least Common Multiples (LCM)
 2.5 Introduction to Fractions
 2.6 Division with Fractions
 2.7 Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
 2.8 Introduction to Mixed Numbers
 2.9 Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers
 2.10 Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
 2.11 Complex Fractions and Order of Operations
 2.12 Solving Equations with Fractions (ax + b = c)
 2.13 Ratios and Proportions

Chapter 3: Decimals, Percents, and Square Roots
 3.1 Reading, Writing, and Rounding Decimal Numbers
 3.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
 3.3 Multiplication and Division with Decimal Numbers
 3.4 Measures of Center
 3.5 Decimals, Fractions, and Scientific Notation
 3.6 Basics of Percent
 3.7 Applications of Percent
 3.8 Simple and Compound Interest
 3.9 Square Roots

Chapter 4: Geometry and Graphs
 4.1 Metric System: Weight and Volume
 4.2 US Customary and Metric Equivalents
 4.3 Introduction to Geometry
 4.4 Length and Perimeter
 4.5 Area
 4.6 Volume
 4.7 Similarity
 4.8 The Pythagorean Theorem
 4.9 Reading Graphs

Chapter 5: Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations, and Applications
 5.1 Simplifying and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
 5.2 Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
 5.3 Solving Linear Equations: x + b = c and ax = c
 5.4 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = c
 5.5 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = cx + d
 5.6 Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers
 5.7 Applications: Percent Problems
 5.8 Working with Formulas
 5.9 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Interest, Average

Chapter 6: Graphing Linear Equations
 6.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
 6.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
 6.3 The SlopeIntercept Form
 6.4 The PointSlope Form
 6.5 Linear Inequalities in One or Two Variables
 6.6 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation

Chapter 7: Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring Techniques
 7.1 Exponents
 7.2 Introduction to Polynomials
 7.3 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
 7.4 Multiplication with Polynomials
 7.5 Special Products of Polynomials
 7.6 Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and Factoring by Grouping
 7.7 Factoring Trinomials: x^{2} + bx + c
 7.8 Factoring Trinomials: ax^{2} + bx + c
 7.9 Special Factoring Techniques
 7.10 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 7.11 Applications of Quadratic Equations

Chapter 8: Systems of Linear Equations
 8.1 Systems of Equations: Solutions by Graphing
 8.2 Systems of Equations: Solutions by Substitution
 8.3 Systems of Equations: Solutions by Addition
 8.4 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Number Problems, Amounts and Costs
 8.5 Applications: Interest and Mixture
 8.6 Systems of Linear Equations: Three Variables
 8.7 Matrices and Gaussian Elimination
 8.8 Systems of Linear Inequalities

Chapter 9: Roots and Radicals
 9.1 Radical Expressions
 9.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions
 9.3 Rational Exponents
 9.4 Operating with Radicals
 9.5 Solving Radical Equations
 9.6 Functions with Radicals

Chapter 10: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 10.1 Algebra of Functions
 10.2 Composite and Inverse Functions
 10.3 Exponential Functions
 10.4 Logarithmic Functions
 10.5 Properties of Logarithms
 10.6 Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
 10.7 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations and ChangeofBase

Chapter 11: Rational Expressions
 11.1 Rational Expressions
 11.2 Addition and Subtraction with Rational Expressions
 11.3 Simplifying Complex Fractions
 11.4 Solving Rational Equations
 11.5 Applications: Rational Expressions
 11.6 Applications: Variation
 11.7 Polynomial Division

Chapter 12: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
 12.1 Complex Numbers
 12.2 Completing the Square and the Square Root Property
 12.3 The Quadratic Formula
 12.4 Applications
 12.5 Graphs of Quadratic Equations