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Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies

Zegarelli, Mark


1. Auflage Juni 2019
192 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-59086-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies (9781119590866) was previously published as Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies (9780470618387). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical pre-algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts.

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Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Arming Yourself with Math Basics 5

Chapter 2: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions 17

Chapter 3: Say What? Making Sense of Word Problems 29

Chapter 4: Figuring Out Fractions 41

Chapter 5: Deciphering Decimals 57

Chapter 6: Puzzling Out Percents 69

Chapter 7: Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Word Problems 83

Chapter 8: Using Variables in Algebraic Expressions 95

Chapter 9: X's Secret Identity: Solving Algebraic Equations 113

Chapter 10: Decoding Algebra Word Problems 127

Chapter 11: Geometry: Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume 135

Chapter 12: Picture It! Graphing Information 151

Chapter 13: Ten Essential Math Concepts 163

Index 169
Mark Zegarelli is a math tutor and author of several books, including Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies.