Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra
by D. Franklin Wright
Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra 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*  978‑1‑941552‑63‑6 
Courseware + eBook* + Textbook  9781941552209 
Courseware + eBook* + Textbook + Guided Notebook  9781946158338 
Courseware + eBook* + Guided Notebook  9781946158307 
Textbook  9781932628913 
Guided Notebook  9781946158017 
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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 ( x + b = c and a x = c)
 1.6 Exponents and Order of Operations
 1.7 Introduction to Polynomials I
 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 Mean
 1.13 Introduction to Like Terms and Polynomials
 1.14 Solving Equations with Integers ( x + b = c and a x + 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 Reducing and Multiplication 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 ( a x + b = c)
 2.13a Ratios and Price per Unit
 2.13b Finding the Unknown Term in a Porportion

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

Chapter 5: Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations, and Applications
 5.1a Variables and Algebraic
 5.1b Simplifying Expressions
 5.1c Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
 5.2 Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
 5.3a Solving Linear Equations Using Addition and Subtraction
 5.3b Solving Linear Equations Using Multiplication and Division
 5.4 Solving Linear Equations: a x + b = c
 5.5 Solving Linear Equations: a x + b = c x + d
 5.6 Introduction to Problem Solving
 5.7 Applications with Percents
 5.8 Working with Formulas
 5.9 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Interest, Mean

Chapter 6: Graphing Linear Equations
 6.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
 6.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables: a x + b y = c
 6.3 The SlopeIntercept Form: y = m x + b
 6.4 The PointSlope Form
 6.5a Solving Linear Inequalities
 6.5b Graphing Linear Inequalities
 6.6 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation

Chapter 7: Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring Techniques
 7.1a Simplifying Integer Exponents I
 7.1b Simplifying Integer Exponents II
 7.2 Introduction to Polynomials II
 7.3 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
 7.4 Multiplication with Polynomials
 7.5a The FOIL Method
 7.5b Special Products
 7.6a Division by a Monomial
 7.6b Greatest Common Factor of Two or More Terms
 7.6c Greatest Common Factor of a Polynomial
 7.7 Factoring Trinomials: x^{2} + b x + c
 7.8a Factoring Trinomials by Trial and Error
 7.8b Fatoring Trinomials by Grouping
 7.9a Special Factorizations  Squares
 7.9b Special Factorizations  Cubes
 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 Evaluating Radicals
 9.2 Simplifying Radicals
 9.3 Rational Exponents
 9.4a Addition and Subtraction with Radicals
 9.4b Multiplication with Radicals
 9.4c Rationalizing Denominators
 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 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Chapter 11: Rational Expressions
 11.1a Defining Rational Expressions
 11.1b Multiplication and Division with Rational Expressions
 11.2 Addition and Subtraction with Rational Expressions
 11.3 Complex Fractions
 11.4 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
 11.5 Applications: Rational Expressions
 11.6 Applications: Variation
 11.7a The Division Algorithm
 11.7b Synthetic Division

Chapter 12: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
 12.1a Complex Numbers
 12.1b Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers
 12.2a Quadratic Equations: The Square Root Method
 12.2b Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
 12.3 Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula
 12.4 Applications: Quadratic Equations
 12.5 Graphing Parabolas

Appendix
 A.1 Scientific Notation
 A.2a Solving Absolute Value Equations (Web Product Only)
 A.2b Solving Absolute Value Inequalities (Web Product Only)