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Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach 9th Edition

Richard N. Aufmann, Joanne S. Lockwood

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  • Previous Editions 2009, 2006, 2003
  • 704 Pages
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As in previous editions, the focus in BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS: AN APPLIED APPROACH remains on the Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM). Students are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom and in their own studies as they work through the How To examples and the paired Examples and You Try It problems. The role of "active participant" is crucial to success. Presenting students with worked examples, and then providing them with the opportunity to immediately work similar problems, helps them build their confidence and eventually master the concepts. To this point, simplicity plays a key factor in the organization of this edition, as in all other editions. All lessons, exercise sets, tests, and supplements are organized around a carefully-constructed hierarchy of objectives. This "objective-based" approach not only serves the needs of students, in terms of helping them to clearly organize their thoughts around the content, but instructors as well, as they work to design syllabi, lesson plans, and other administrative documents. The Ninth Edition features a new design, enhancing the Aufmann Interactive Method and the organization of the text around objectives, making the pages easier for both students and instructors to follow.

Richard N. Aufmann, Palomar College

Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

Joanne S. Lockwood, Nashua Community College

Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.
  • New! A thoroughly new interior design with numerous new illustrations provides an even clearer and more attractive layout making it easier for students to follow the material. Pedagogical use of color has been increased to better illustrate connections between ideas.
  • New! Prep Tests have been introduced in the Chapter Openers for students to test their knowledge of important topics in the chapter.
  • Each exercise set has been carefully reviewed to ensure that the pace and scope of the exercises adequately covers the concepts introduced in the section.
  • The variety of word problems has increased. This will appeal to instructors who teach to a range of student abilities and want to address different learning styles.
  • New! Think About It exercises, which are conceptual in nature, have been added. They are meant to assess and strengthen a students' understanding of the material presented in an objective.
  • New! In the News exercises have been added and are based on a media source such as a newspaper, magazine, or the Web. The exercises demonstrate the pervasiveness and utility of mathematics in a contemporary setting.
  • The Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Tests have been adjusted to ensure that there are questions that assess the key ideas in the chapter.
  • Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives woven throughout the text in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews. These elements connect the text to the print and multimedia ancillaries, resulting in a seamless, easy-to-navigate learning system.
  • To help students master and retain core concepts, exercises that follow the presentation of a new operation require students to connect verbal phrases and mathematical processes.
  • Basic College Mathematics contains a wide variety of exercises that promote skill-building, skill maintenance, concept development, critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Problem Solving sections at the end of each chapter introduce students to various problem-solving strategies. Students are encouraged to write their own strategies and draw diagrams in order to find solutions; several open-ended problems are also included.
  • Applying the Concepts exercise provide further exploration of topics, requiring analysis or incorporating concepts discussed earlier in the text.
  • Projects and Group activities are featured at the end of each chapter. They can be used for extra-credit or cooperative learning activities.
  • Basic College Mathematics addresses students' broad range of study styles by offering a wide variety of tools for review:
  • The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) allows students to try each skill as it is presented. Each set of matched-pair examples is organized around an objective and includes a worked example and a You Try It example for students. Complete worked-out solutions are available in the appendix.
Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises.
AIM for Success.
Introduction to Whole Numbers. Addition of Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. Prime Numbers and Factoring. Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask. Projects and Group Activities: Order of Operations; Patterns in Mathematics; Search the World Wide Web.
The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor. Introduction to Fractions. Writing Equivalent Fractions. Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement. Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge. Projects and Group Activities: Music; Construction; Fractions of Diagrams.
Introduction to Decimals. Addition of Decimals. Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication of Decimals. Division of Decimals. Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals. Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information. Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals.
Ratio. Rates. Proportions. Focus on Problem Solving: Looking for a Pattern. Projects and Group Activities: The Golden Ratio; Drawing the Floor Plans for a Building; The U.S. House of Representatives.
Introduction to Percents. Percent Equations: Part I. Percent Equations: Part II. Percent Equations: Part III. Percent Problems: Proportion Method. Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Calculator as a Problem-Solving Tool; Using Estimation as a Problem-Solving Tool. Projects and Group Activities: Health; Consumer Price Index.
Applications to Purchasing. Percent Increase and Percent Decrease. Interest. Real Estate Expenses. Car Expenses. Wages. Bank Statements. Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car.
Pictographs and Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs. Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Statistical Measures. Introduction to Probability. Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning. Projects and Group Activities: Deceptive Graphs; Collecting, Organizing, Displaying, and Analyzing Data.
Length. Weight. Capacity. Time. Energy and Power. Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems. Projects and Group Activities: Nomographs; Averages.
Length. Mass. Capacity. Energy. Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement. Focus on Problem Solving: Working Backward. Projects and Group Activities: Name That Metric Unit; Metric Measurements for Computers.
Introduction to Integers. Addition and Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers. Operations with Rational Numbers. Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams. Projects and Group Activities: Deductive Reasoning.
Variable Expressions. Introduction to Equations. General Equations: Part I. General Equations: Part II. Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions. Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving. Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract. Projects and Group Activities: Averages.
Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures. Plane Geometric Figures. Area. Volume. The Pythagorean Theorem. Similar and Congruent Triangles. Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error. Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter; Symmetry.
Final Exam.
Table of Geometric Formulas.
Compound Interest Table.
Monthly Payment Table.
Table of Measurements.
Table of Properties.
Solutions to You-Try-Its.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
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Complete Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781285067636
The Complete Solutions Manual provides worked-out solutions to all of the problems in the text.

PowerLecture with Diploma

ISBN: 9781285067698
This DVD-ROM provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with Diploma® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder's online solutions manual. Easily write, edit and update your syllabus with the Aufmann/Lockwood Syllabus Creator. This software program allows you to create your new syllabus in 6 easy steps: select the required course objectives, add your contact information, course information, student expectations, the grading policy, dates and location, and your course outline. And now you have your syllabus! Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides, figures from the book, and a Test Bank, in electronic format, are also included on this DVD-ROM.

General Instructor's Resourse Binder with Appendix

ISBN: 9781285420196

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781285067674
Get a head start! The Student Workbook contains all of the assessments, activities, and worksheets from the Instructor's Resource Binder for classroom discussions, in-class activities, and group work.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781285420172

AIM for Success Practice Sheets

ISBN: 9781285420189


Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781285067674
Get a head start! The Student Workbook contains all of the assessments, activities, and worksheets from the Instructor's Resource Binder for classroom discussions, in-class activities, and group work.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781285420172

AIM for Success Practice Sheets

ISBN: 9781285420189