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U Can : Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2015]
Series: For dummies
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The fun and friendly guide to really understanding math U Can: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies is the fun, friendly guide to making sense of math. It walks you through the "how" and "why" to help you master the crucial operations that underpin every math class you'll ever take. With no-nonsense lessons, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and plenty of practice, you'll learn how to manipulate  Read more...
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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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The fun and friendly guide to really understanding math U Can: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies is the fun, friendly guide to making sense of math. It walks you through the "how" and "why" to help you master the crucial operations that underpin every math class you'll ever take. With no-nonsense lessons, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and plenty of practice, you'll learn how to manipulate non-whole numbers, tackle pesky fractions, deal with weights and measures, simplify algebraic expressions, and so much more. The "learn it - do it" style helps you move at your own pace, with lesson-sized explanations, examples, and practice. You also get access to 1,001 more practice problems online, where you can create customized quizzes and study the topics where you need the most help. Math can be hard-and the basics in U Can: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies lay the foundation for classes down the line. Consider this resource as your guide to math mastery, with step-by-step help for learning to: -Put numbers in their place -Make sense of fractions, decimals, and percents -Get a grasp of basic geometry -Simplify basic algebraic equations Believe it or not, math can be fun! And the better you understand it now, the more likely you are to do well in school, earn a degree, and get a good job. U Can: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies gives you the skills, understanding, and confidence you need to conquer math once and for all.

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