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Prealgebra, 5th Edition

  • Richard N. Aufmann Palomar College
  • Vernon C. Barker Palomar College
  • Joanne S. Lockwood Nashua Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0618956883  |  ISBN-13: 9780618956883
  • 752 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2002, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
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Overview

Prealgebra, 5/e, is a consumable worktext that helps students make the transition from the concrete world of arithmetic to the symbolic world of algebra. The Aufmann team achieves this by introducing variables in Chapter 1 and integrating them throughout the text. This text's strength lies in the Aufmann Interactive Method, which enables students to work with math concepts as they're being introduced. Each set of matched-pair examples is organized around an objective and includes a worked example and a You Try It example for students. In addition, the program emphasizes AMATYC standards, with a special focus on real-sourced data. The Fifth Edition incorporates the hallmarks that make Aufmann developmental texts ideal for students and instructors: an interactive approach in an objective-based framework; a clear writing style; and an emphasis on problem solving strategies, offering guided learning for both lecture-based and self-paced courses. The authors introduce two new exercises designed to foster conceptual understanding: Interactive Exercises and Think About It exercises.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced! Designed specifically with student success in mind, the program includes an enhanced AIM for Success: Getting Started, which emphasizes study skills, personal responsibility, and best practices for users of the text. A lesson plan and accompanying PowerPoint slides are available for instructors on the instructor website.
  • Revised! Section 4.2, "Operations of Decimals," has been split into two sections: Section 4.2 now covers "Addition and Subtraction of Decimals," and Section 4.3 covers "Multiplication and Division of Decimals." Chapter 9, "Geometry," has been streamlined to more closely reflect the topics generally covered in prealgebra courses. The material on composite figures has been removed.
  • Updated! Real Data problems demonstrate the value of math in daily life and across the disciplines--helping to engage students and jumpstart class discussions. Projects and Group Activities include applications of mathematics to a variety of fields, such as music, the stock market, earned run averages, buying a car, and nutrition.
  • Updated! New problems in the exercise sets emphasize skill building, skill maintenance, and applications. Checkpoints and opportunities for extra review and practice include Chapter Review Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Review Exercises.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2-10 include Cumulative Review Exercises.
AIM for Success: Getting Started
1. Whole Numbers
1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers
1.2 Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
1.3 Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers
1.4 Solving Equations with Whole Numbers
1.5 The Order of Operations Agreement
Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask
Projects and Group Activities: Surveys; Applications of Patterns in Mathematics; Salary Calculator; Subtraction Squares
2. Integers
2.1 Introduction to Integers
2.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers
2.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers
2.4 Solving Equations with Integers
2.5 The Order of Operations Agreement
Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams
Projects and Group Activities: Multiplication of Integers; Closure
3. Fractions
3.1 Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor
3.2 Introduction to Fractions
3.3 Multiplication and Division of Fractions
3.4 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
3.5 Solving Equations with Fractions
3.6 Exponents, Complex Fractions, and The Order of Operations
Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge
Projects and Group Activities: Music; Using Patterns in Experimentation
4. Decimals and Real Numbers
4.1 Introduction to Decimals
4.2 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
4.3 Multiplication and Division of Decimals
4.4 Solving Equations with Decimals
4.5 Radical Expressions
4.6 Real Numbers
Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract
Projects and Group Activities: Customer Billing
5. Variable Expressions
5.1 Properties of Real Numbers
5.2 Variable Expressions in Simplest Form
5.3 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
5.4 Multiplication of Monomials
5.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
5.6 Division of Monomials
5.7 Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions
Focus on Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern
Projects and Group Activities: Multiplication of Polynomials
6. First-Degree Equations
6.1 Equations of the Form x + a = b and ax = b
6.2 Equations of the Form ax + b = c
6.3 General First-Degree Equations
6.4 Translating Sentences into Equations
6.5 The Rectangular Coordinate System
6.6 Graphs of Straight Lines
Focus on Problem Solving: Making a Table
Projects in Mathematics: Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data
7. Measurement and Proportion
7.1 The Metric System of Measurement
7.2 Ratios and Rates
7.3 The U.S. Customary System of Measurement
7.4 Proportion
7.5 Direct and Inverse Variation
Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information
Projects in Mathematics: Earned Run Average
8. Percent
8.1 Percent
8.2 The Basic Percent Equation
8.3 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
8.4 Markup and Discount
8.5 Simple Interest
Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Calculator as a Problem-Solving Tool
Projects in Mathematics: Buying a Car
9. Geometry
9.1 Introduction to Geometry
9.2 Plane Geometric Figures
9.3 Triangles
9.4 Solids
Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error
Projects in Mathematics: Lines of Symmetry. Preparing a Circle Graph
10. Statistics and Probability
10.1 Organizing Data
10.2 Statistical Measures
10.3 Introduction to Probability
Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems
Projects in Mathematics: Random Samples
Final Examination
Appendix
Solutions to You-Try-Its
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Glossary
Index

What's New

  • New! Interactive Exercises test students' understanding of basic concepts, often requiring them to complete fill-in-the blank exercises. These exercises reinforce the Aufmann Interactive Approach, act as stepping-stones to the remaining exercises for the objective, and are designed to lead to greater student mastery of essential skills.
  • New! Think About It exercises focus on quantitative reasoning by asking students to consider each objective, make generalizations, and apply them to more abstract problems. Additional short-answer Critical Thinking questions require students to summarize important concepts presented in the lesson.
  • New! The order of operations of fractions has been reversed; coverage of Multiplication and Division of Fractions now precedes Addition and Subtraction of Fractions.
  • New! The technology program now includes the CL Testing CD (powered by Diploma), which makes it easy to create, author/edit, customize, and deliver multiple types of tests.
  • New! CL MATHSpace encompasses the interactive online products and services integrated with Houghton Mifflin mathematics programs. CL MATHSpace content can be accessed through text-specific Student and Instructor Websites and via course management systems.

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Additional practice problems organized for the 10 chapters in the core book.

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Online Instructor's Solutions Manual with Tests  (ISBN-10: 0618971661 | ISBN-13: 9780618971664)

Cartridge - Prealgebra, 5th  (ISBN-10: 0618971483 | ISBN-13: 9780618971480)

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Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0618966811 | ISBN-13: 9780618966813)

The Instructor's Annotated Edition is a replica of the student text that also includes answers to all text exercises. Instructor Notes in the margins offer suggestions for presenting the material in that objective or related material that can be used in class. Illustrations are also available as PowerPoint slides.

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Student Practice Sheets  (ISBN-10: 054720891X | ISBN-13: 9780547208916)

Additional practice problems organized for the 10 chapters in the core book.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard N. Aufmann

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.

Vernon C. Barker

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Joanne S. Lockwood

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.