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U Can : Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2015]
Series: For dummies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Zegarelli
ISBN: 9781119067955 1119067952
OCLC Number: 932062881
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Title Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra; Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game; Inventing Numbers; Understanding Number Sequences; Four Important Sets of Numbers; Chapter 2: It's All in the Fingers: Numbers and Digits; Knowing Your Place Value; Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll: Rounding and Estimating; Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers; Chapter 3: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work; The Big Four Operations; Switching Things Up with Inverse Operations and the Commutative Property Getting with the In-Group: Parentheses and the Associative PropertyUnderstanding Where Negative Numbers Come From; Sign-Switching: Understanding Negation and Absolute Value; Addition and Subtraction with Negative Numbers; Knowing Signs of the Times (And Division) for Negative Numbers; Understanding Inequalities; Moving Beyond the Big Four: Exponents and Square Roots; Chapter 4: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions; Seeking Equality for All: Equations; Introducing Order of Operations; Bringing It All Together: The Order of Operations Chapter 5: Say What? Turning Words into NumbersDispelling Two Myths about Word Problems; Solving Basic Word Problems; Solving More-Complex Word Problems; Chapter 6: Divisibility and Prime Numbers; Knowing the Divisibility Tricks; Identifying Prime and Composite Numbers; Chapter 7: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples; Knowing Six Ways to Say the Same Thing; Understanding Factors and Multiples; Finding Fabulous Factors; Generating a Number's Factors; Decomposing a Number into Its Prime Factors; Finding the Greatest Common Factor; Generating the Multiples of a Number Finding the Least Common MultiplePart III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; Chapter 8: Fooling with Fractions; Slicing a Cake into Fractions; Knowing the Fraction Facts of Life; Increasing and Reducing Terms of Fractions; Converting between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers; Comparing Fractions with Cross-Multiplication; Working with Ratios and Proportions; Chapter 9: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions with the Same Denominator; Taking It Away: Subtracting Fractions Working Properly with Mixed NumbersChapter 10: Dallying with Decimals; Understanding Basic Decimal Stuff; Performing the Big Four with Decimals; Converting between Decimals and Fractions; Simple Decimal-Fraction Conversions; Chapter 11: Playing with Percents; Making Sense of Percents; Dealing with Percents Greater than 100%; Converting to and from Percents, Decimals, and Fractions; Converting Percents to Decimals; Changing Decimals to Percents; Switching from Percents to Fractions; Converting Fractions to Percents; Solving Percent Problems; Putting All the Percent Problems Together
Series Title: For dummies
Responsibility: by Mark Zegarelli.
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