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Course Companion for Basic College Mathematics: Powered by Enhanced WebAssign, 1st Edition

  • Richard N. Aufmann Palomar College
  • Joanne S. Lockwood Nashua Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133104835  |  ISBN-13: 9781133104834
  • 225 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75
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Overview

The Course Companion for Aufmann/Lockwood's Basic College Mathematics is an abridged, succinct print version of the course. The Course Companion contains core definitions and examples that are required topics students must master to become prepared for their algebra courses. In addition, students will find a few exercises to help them practice the concepts whenever and wherever they are.

Features and Benefits

  • The Basic College Mathematics Course Companion summarizes each learning objective with a quick definition of the objective, followed by a key example and a small amount of exercises.
  • In addition, invaluable Important Concept study cards are located at the back of the Course Companion. These removable study cards summarize each learning objective per chapter by presenting the key rules and definitions students must learn to be successful in basic college mathematics.
  • The Course Companion drives the best success when used in conjunction with the core textbook-- Aufmann/Lockwood's Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach—-delivered as an eBook in Enhanced WebAssign or as a traditional printed textbook. The EWA content also includes links to video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more.

Table of Contents

1. WHOLE NUMBERS.
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.
2. FRACTIONS.
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.
3. DECIMALS.
Introduction to Decimals. Addition of Decimals. Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication of Decimals. Division of Decimals. Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals.
4. RATIO AND PROPORTION.
Ratio. Rates. Proportions.
5. PERCENTS.
Introduction to Percents. Percent Equations: Part I. Percent Equations: Part II. Percent Equations: Part III. Percent Problems: Proportion Method.
6. APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS.
Applications to Purchasing. Percent Increase and Percent Decrease. Interest. Real Estate Expenses. Car Expenses. Wages. Bank Statements.
7. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY.
Pictographs and Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs. Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Statistical Measures. Introduction to Probability.
8. U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS OF MEASUREMENT.
Length. Weight. Capacity. Time. Energy and Power.
9. THE METRIC SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT.
Length. Mass. Capacity. Energy. Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement.
10. RATIONAL NUMBERS.
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.
11. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA.
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.
12. GEOMETRY.
Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures. Plane Geometric Figures. Area. Volume. The Pythagorean Theorem. Similar and Congruent Triangles.

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Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Developmental Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857739 | ISBN-13: 9781285857732)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Developmental Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If your students need to retake the course and you are using the same book AND edition then they will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your Cengage Learning Consultant.

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Student Supplements

Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Developmental Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857739 | ISBN-13: 9781285857732)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Developmental Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

List Price = $82.00  | CengageBrain Price = $82.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.00

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.

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.