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Edition: 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 2002

International: No

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International: No

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Investigating Prealgebra is a flexible worktext that supports a variety of teaching methods and prepares students for their first course in algebra. The book engages students in active learning, allowing them to discover knowledge and describe their understandings. Through a blend of lecture-type Discussions and constructivist Investigations, this book provides a comprehensive foundation in prealgebra concepts.

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Whole Numbers

Numbers, Tables, and Bar Graphs

Addition and Subtraction

Equations and Problem Solving

Algebraic Expressions

Multiplication

Exponents

Using the SI (Metric) System of Measurement

Division

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Effective Studying

Glossary and Procedure

Review

Test

2. EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

The Order of Operations

Formulas

Paired Data and Line Graphs

Properties of Equality

Equations With More Than One Operation

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Learning Styles

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

3. INTEGERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Integers

Addition of Integers

Subtraction of Integers

Multiplication and Division of Integers

Introduction to Polynomials

Read, Reflect and Respond: Negative Numbers

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

4. FRACTIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Multiples and Factors

Introduction to Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Mixed Numbers

Arithmetic with Mixed Numbers

Solving Equations

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics in Daily Life

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

5. DECIMALS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Decimal Numbers

Introduction to Decimal Arithmetic

More Arithmetic with Decimals

Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

Unit Analysis

Pi

Square Roots

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Precision and Accuracy

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

6. RATES, RATIOS, AND PERCENTS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Ratios and Rates

Proportions

Percents

Applications of Percents

Circle Graphs

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics for Citizenship

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

7. LINEAR EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Solutions of Linear Equations

The Rectangular Coordinate System

Graphing Linear Equations

Intercepts

Slope

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Modeling

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

Appendix 1: Geometry

Introduction to the Appendix

Essential Terms and Definitions

Perimeter and Circumference

Area

Volume

Similar Triangles

Appendix 2: Using Technology

Introduction to the Appendix

Whole Numbers

Integers

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Decimals and Pi

Appendix 3: Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises

Chapter Reviews, and Chapter Tests

Index

Summary

Investigating Prealgebra is a flexible worktext that supports a variety of teaching methods and prepares students for their first course in algebra. The book engages students in active learning, allowing them to discover knowledge and describe their understandings. Through a blend of lecture-type Discussions and constructivist Investigations, this book provides a comprehensive foundation in prealgebra concepts.

Table of Contents

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Whole Numbers

Numbers, Tables, and Bar Graphs

Addition and Subtraction

Equations and Problem Solving

Algebraic Expressions

Multiplication

Exponents

Using the SI (Metric) System of Measurement

Division

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Effective Studying

Glossary and Procedure

Review

Test

2. EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

The Order of Operations

Formulas

Paired Data and Line Graphs

Properties of Equality

Equations With More Than One Operation

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Learning Styles

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

3. INTEGERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Integers

Addition of Integers

Subtraction of Integers

Multiplication and Division of Integers

Introduction to Polynomials

Read, Reflect and Respond: Negative Numbers

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

4. FRACTIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Multiples and Factors

Introduction to Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Mixed Numbers

Arithmetic with Mixed Numbers

Solving Equations

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics in Daily Life

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

5. DECIMALS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Decimal Numbers

Introduction to Decimal Arithmetic

More Arithmetic with Decimals

Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

Unit Analysis

Pi

Square Roots

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Precision and Accuracy

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

6. RATES, RATIOS, AND PERCENTS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Ratios and Rates

Proportions

Percents

Applications of Percents

Circle Graphs

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics for Citizenship

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

7. LINEAR EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Solutions of Linear Equations

The Rectangular Coordinate System

Graphing Linear Equations

Intercepts

Slope

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Modeling

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

Appendix 1: Geometry

Introduction to the Appendix

Essential Terms and Definitions

Perimeter and Circumference

Area

Volume

Similar Triangles

Appendix 2: Using Technology

Introduction to the Appendix

Whole Numbers

Integers

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Decimals and Pi

Appendix 3: Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises

Chapter Reviews, and Chapter Tests

Index

Publisher Info

Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 2002

International: No

Published: 2002

International: No

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Whole Numbers

Numbers, Tables, and Bar Graphs

Addition and Subtraction

Equations and Problem Solving

Algebraic Expressions

Multiplication

Exponents

Using the SI (Metric) System of Measurement

Division

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Effective Studying

Glossary and Procedure

Review

Test

2. EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

The Order of Operations

Formulas

Paired Data and Line Graphs

Properties of Equality

Equations With More Than One Operation

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Learning Styles

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

3. INTEGERS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Integers

Addition of Integers

Subtraction of Integers

Multiplication and Division of Integers

Introduction to Polynomials

Read, Reflect and Respond: Negative Numbers

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

4. FRACTIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Multiples and Factors

Introduction to Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Mixed Numbers

Arithmetic with Mixed Numbers

Solving Equations

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics in Daily Life

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

5. DECIMALS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Decimal Numbers

Introduction to Decimal Arithmetic

More Arithmetic with Decimals

Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

Unit Analysis

Pi

Square Roots

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Precision and Accuracy

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

6. RATES, RATIOS, AND PERCENTS

Introduction to the Chapter

Introduction to Ratios and Rates

Proportions

Percents

Applications of Percents

Circle Graphs

Read, Reflect, and Respond: The Value of Mathematics for Citizenship

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

7. LINEAR EQUATIONS

Introduction to the Chapter

Solutions of Linear Equations

The Rectangular Coordinate System

Graphing Linear Equations

Intercepts

Slope

Read, Reflect, and Respond: Modeling

Glossary and Procedures

Review

Test

Appendix 1: Geometry

Introduction to the Appendix

Essential Terms and Definitions

Perimeter and Circumference

Area

Volume

Similar Triangles

Appendix 2: Using Technology

Introduction to the Appendix

Whole Numbers

Integers

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Decimals and Pi

Appendix 3: Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises

Chapter Reviews, and Chapter Tests

Index