Basic College Mathematics with Early Integers (3e) : 9780133864717

Basic College Mathematics with Early Integers (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780133864717
ISBN 10
 
0133864715
Published
 
18/02/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
816
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$350.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in basic college mathematics.

 

Every student can succeed

Elayn Martin-Gay's developmental math program is motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. Martin-Gay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires her constant pedagogical innovations, and contributes to the popularity and effectiveness of her video resources. This revision of Martin-Gay's worktext series continues her focus on students and what they need to be successful.

 

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience, for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • The new Martin-Gay Student Success Program provides an integrated teaching and learning system–combining the textbook, MyMathLab®, student and video organizers, and the video program–which is designed to help students gain the math and study skills they need for success in developmental math and beyond.

 

Also available with MyMathLab

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

Table of contents

1. The Whole Numbers

    1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics

    1.2 Place Value, Names for Numbers, and Reading Tables

    1.3 Adding Whole Numbers and Perimeter

    1.4 Subtracting Whole Numbers

    1.5 Rounding and Estimating

    1.6 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area

    1.7 Dividing Whole Numbers

    1.8 An Introduction to Problem Solving

    1.9 Exponents, Square Roots, and Order of Operations

2. Integers and Introduction to Variables

    2.1 Inroduction to Variables and Algebraic Expressions

    2.2 Introduction to Integers

    2.3 Adding Integers

    2.4 Subtracting Integers

    2.5 Multiplying and Dividing Integers

    2.6 Order of Operations

3. Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    3.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    3.2 Factors and Simplest Form

    3.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

    3.4 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator and Equivalent Fractions

    3.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

    3.6 Complex Fractions, Order of Operations, and Mixed Numbers

    3.7 Operations on Mixed Numbers

4. Decimals

    4.1 Introduction to Decimals

    4.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

    4.3 Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circle

    4.4 Dividing Decimals

    4.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations

    4.6 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

5. Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement

    5.1 Ratios

    5.2 Proportions

    5.3 Proportions and Problem Solving

    5.4 Length: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement

    5.5 Weight and Mass: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement

    5.6 Capacity: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurement

    5.7 Conversions Between the U.S. and Metric Systems

6. Percent

    6.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

    6.2 Solving Percent Problems Using Equations

    6.3 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

    6.4 Applications of Percent

    6.5 Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commision, and Discount

    6.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest

7. Statistics and Probability

    7.1 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, and Line Graphs

    7.2 Reading Circle Graphs

    7.3 Mean, Median, and Mode

    7.4 Counting and Introduction to Probability

8. Introduction to Algebra

    8.1 Introduction to Variables

    8.2 Solving Equations: The Addition Property

    8.3 Solving Equations: The Multiplication Property

    8.4 Solving Equations Using Addition and Multiplication Properties

    8.5 Equations and Problem Solving

9. Geometry

    9.1 Lines and Angles

    9.2 Plane Figures and Solids

    9.3 Perimeter

    9.4 Area

    9.5 Volume and Surface Area

    9.6 Congruent and Similar Triangles

 

Appendices

Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Exponents and Polynomials

Appendix C: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

 

New to this edition

Also available with MyMathLab®.

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

New and Updated Features

  • Vocabulary, Readiness, and Video Check questions have been added to the start of every section’s exercise set:
    • The Vocabulary exercises quickly check students’ understanding of the new vocabulary words.
    • The Readiness exercises assess a student’s understanding of concepts that are necessary to continue with the exercise set.
    • Video Check questions for the Martin-Gay Interactive Lecture videos are now provided for each learning objective. These exercises are all available in MyMathLab and are a great way to ensure students have viewed and understood the key concepts presented in the videos. Each exercise in MyMathLab links students directly to the video for viewing.

 

New Student and Instructor Resources

  • Student Success Tips Videos are 3- to 5-minute video segments designed to be a daily reminder to students to continue practicing and maintaining good organizational and study habits. They are organized in three categories and are available in MyMathLab and the Interactive DVD Lecture Series. The categories are:
    • Videos that apply to any college course in general, such as Time Management.
    • Videos that apply to any mathematics course. One example is based on understanding that mathematics is a course that requires homework to be completed in a timely fashion.
    • Section- or content-specific videos that help students avoid common mistakes or better understand concepts that often prove challenging.
  • NEW! The Video Organizer is designed to help students take notes and work practice exercises while watching the Interactive Lecture Series (available in MyMathLab and on DVD).
    • All content in the Video Organizer is presented in the same order as it is presented in the videos, making it easy for students to create a course notebook and build good study habits.
    • The Organizer provides ample space for students to write down key definitions and rules.
    • The Video Organizer is available in loose-leaf, notebook-ready format and is also available in MyMathLab.
    • Includes an outline for use with the new Student Success Tips Videos
  • Two MyMathLab course options are now available: a standard course and a Ready to Go course.
    • Standard MyMathLab courses allow instructors to build their course their way, offering maximum flexibility and complete control over all aspects of assignment creation.
    • The new Ready to Go courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier.  This new Martin-Gay course provides a stepped-out learning path for students that integrates the textbook, videos, and Video Organizer to help ensure that students are getting the most from the available resources.
    • Both course options will feature the following items:
      • All videos from the Martin-Gay Interactive Lecture Series.
      • Video Organizer PDF
      • Student Organizer PDF
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) section-level homework assignments.
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) Practice Final Exam.
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) Video Check assignments for every section.
      • Premade chapter review quizzes that are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results.
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) pre- and post-tests for every chapter.

 

Features & benefits

Also available with MyMathLab®.

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

The Martin-Gay developmental math program offers a variety of print and digital resources so instructors can build the ideal learning solution for their students.

 

Martin-Gay’s NEW Student Success program is motivated by Elayn’s firm belief that every student can succeed. This integrated learning system combines the textbook, MyMathLab, student and video organizers, and the video program, and is designed to help students gain the math and study skills needed for success in developmental math and beyond.

  • The new Ready to Go MyMathLab®courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier. The Martin-Gay Ready to Go courses also feature a stepped-out learning path for students that integrates the textbook, videos, and Video Organizer to help ensure that students are getting the most from the available resources.
  • All videos in the video program are presented by Elayn Martin-Gay to ensure 100% consistency throughout all resources, and are available in both MyMathLab® and on the Interactive DVD Lecture Series. The following types of videos are available:
    • A complete lecture for each section of the text highlights key examples and exercises. New “pop-ups” reinforce key terms, definitions, and concepts while Martin-Gay presents the material. The lecture videos are also available to be viewed and assigned by objective within MyMathLab.
    • Interactive Concept Checks measure students’ understanding of key concepts and common trouble spots. After the viewer selects an answer from several multiple choice options, Martin-Gay explains why the answer is correct or incorrect.
    • The Chapter Test Prep Videos help students during their most teachable moment–when they are preparing for a test. This Martin-Gay innovation provides step-by-step solutions for the exercises found in each Chapter Test. Complete solutions on video for all exercises from the Practice Final Exam (located in Student Resources) help students prepare for the real thing. Overview segments review key problem-solving strategies.
    • The NEW Student Success Tips Videos are 3- to 5-minute video segments designed to be a daily reminder to students to continue practicing and maintaining good organizational and study habits (see New-to-Edition section for more information).
  • Two Organizer options let you choose the option that best suits your teaching style and format.
    • The NEW Video Organizer is designed to help students take notes and work practice exercises while watching the Interactive Lecture Series (available in MyMathLab and on DVD).
      • All content in the Video Organizer is presented in the same order as the videos, making it easy for students to create a course notebook and build good study habits.
      • The Organizer provides ample space for students to write down key definitions and rules.
      • The Video Organizer is available in loose-leaf, notebook-ready format, which encourages students to create a course binder. It is also available in MyMathLab.
      • An outline for use with the new Student Success Tips Videos is also included.
    • The Student Organizer is designed to help students develop the study habits they need to be successful.
      • This Organizer guides students through the three main components of studying effectively–note-taking, practice, and homework–and helps them develop the habits that will enable them to succeed in future courses.
      • The Student Organizer can be packaged with the text in loose-leaf, notebook-ready format and is also available in MyMathLab.
      • It now includes an outline for use with the new Student Success Tips Videos

 

The textbook, available in print or digital format, is the keystone of the Martin-Gay program. Elayn Martin-Gay is known for her accessible writing style and for the depth of resources she provides for instructors and students in her texts.

  • Detailed step-by-step examples provide guidance for students.
  • Practice exercises are paired with each example to actively involve students in the learning process.
  • Concept Checks throughout the text allow students to gauge their grasp of an idea as it is presented in the text. By stressing conceptual understanding at point-of-use, the Concept Checks help prevent misconceived notions for important topics.
  • All exercise sets have been carefully updated with this revision. Several special types of exercises throughout the text give students the practice they need: new Vocabulary, Readiness and Video Checks; Guided Applications; Mixed Practice; Concept Extension; and more!
  • Martin-Gay’s presentation of Study Skills ensures that students make the most of their valuable study time in order to help them succeed in this course. In-text study skills resources include Section 1.1, Tips for Success in Mathematics and the Student Resources section located in the back of the book.
  • End-of-chapter material offers students a wealth of review- and retention-oriented material to reinforce the concepts presented in current and previous chapters.

 

Author biography

Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.

 

Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn Martin-Gay developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation materials for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in her series. She has also created Chapter Test Prep Videos to help students during their most “teachable moment”–as they prepare for a test–along with Instructor-to-Instructor videos that provide teaching tips, hints, and suggestions for every developmental mathematics course, including basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra.

 

Elayn is the author of 12 published textbooks and numerous multimedia interactive products, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses. She has also published series in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.  She has participated as an author across a broad range of educational materials: textbooks, videos, tutorial software, and courseware. This offers an opportunity for multiple combinations for an integrated teaching and learning package, offering great consistency for the student.