
Basic College Mathematics, 3/e
Ignacio Bello, Hillsborough Community College
Published January, 1990 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1990, pp.
Paper
ISBN 0023079517

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Excellent pedagogy and interesting problems are the key to Bello's
developmental mathematics texts. Each chapter begins with a pretest that lets
students determine their own strengths and weaknesses. Within chapters, every
section opens with a set of numbered objectives, each followed by a related
example and problem. All subsequent exercises are also keyed to the objectives
and accompanied by applications to show students how their math skills can be
used. Review questions and diagnostic tests at the end of every chapter help
students gauge their own progress. The text's clear, structured format gives
students ample review at every step and helps them find pertinent information
wherever they encounter difficulties.
“Algebra Bridge” sections illustrate similarities between
arithmetic and algebra.
Diagnostic pretest before each chapter.
Review notes covering what students should know before beginning
each section.
numerous examples, interesting margin problems and exercises, all
keyed to objectives.
summary, review problems, and diagnostic test following each
chapter.
“Using Your Knowledge” features, with applications of the
math skills learned in each section.
1. Whole Numbers.
2. Fractions.
3. Decimals.
4. Ratio and Proportion.
5. Percent.
6. Measurement and the Metric System.
8. Introduction to Algebra.
Answers to OddNumbered Problems and Supplementary Exercises.
Table of Square Roots.
Index.
