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# Investigating Prealgebra - 02 edition

## ISBN10: 0534453090

Edition: 02
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
International: No

## ISBN10: 0534453090

Edition: 02

### 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.

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

Introduction to the Chapter
Introduction to Whole Numbers
Numbers, Tables, and Bar Graphs
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
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
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
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