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Math Skills for College Students, 1/e

Learning Express

Published December, 1997 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 1998, 212 pp.
Paper
ISBN 0-13-080257-3


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Summary

For Study Skills, College Survival Skills, Basic Math, and Prealgebra courses.
These fully revised new editions of LearningExpress's best-selling Skill Builders series offer a unique review of basic academic skills in a fast, easy-to-learn format. These books focus on practical applications and provide a built-in incentive-oriented study plan in the “20 Minutes a Day” concept. Students will find these self-study programs a valuable tool for improving the skills that lead to success at work and in the classroom.

Features


NEW— Specially designed “before and after” tests allow readers to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses BEFORE starting and evaluate their progress AFTER completing the book's mini course, thus building confidence.
NEW— “Skill Building Until Next Time” feature at the end of each lesson helps students build on and add to what they've learned.
NEW— Revised and expanded section on test-taking skills shows how to get a top score on classroom and standardized tests. RETAINED FEATURES
20 lessons delivered in 20 minutes a day allows readers to learn on their own but develop their basic skills in just one month of study.
All books written by leading educators noted for their creative teaching style.
Hundreds of practice exercises to sharpen basic skills.
Ideal for busy adult learners, in the classroom or as a self-study program.
Essential guidance in the skills most often tested on standardized and job readiness exams.
Extensive, updated list of Additional Resources shows readers where to go for more help.


Table of Contents

    Introduction.
    Pretest.
    1. Working with Fractions.
    2. Converting Fractions.
    3. Adding and Subtracting Fractions.
    4. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.
    5. Fraction Word Problems.
    6. Introduction to Decimals.
    7. Adding and Subtracting Decimals.
    8. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.
    9. Working with Percents.
    10. Percent Word Problems.
    11. Another Approach to Percents.
    12. Ratios and Proportions.
    13. Averages: Mean, Median, and Mode.
    14. Probability.
    15. Dealing with Word Problems.
    16. Backdoor Approaches to Word Problems.
    17. Introducing Geometry.
    18. Polygons and Triangles.
    19. Quadrilaterals and Circles.
    20. Miscellaneous Math.
    21. How to Prepare for a Test.
    Glossary of Terms.
    Additional Resources.


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