Book description
Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and prealgebra operations
Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.
Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods
Relevant cultural vernacular and references
Standard For Dummies materials that match the current standard and design
Basic Math & PreAlgebra For Dummies takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!
Table of contents

 Introduction

Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and PreAlgebra
 Chapter 1: Arming Yourself with the Basics of Basic Math
 Chapter 2: Arming Yourself with the Basics of Basic Math
 Chapter 3: Arming Yourself with the Basics of Basic Math

Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers
 Chapter 4: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers
 Chapter 5: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers
 Chapter 6: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers
 Chapter 7: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers
 Chapter 8: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers

Part III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
 Chapter 9: Fooling with Fractions
 Chapter 10: Par ting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations
 Chapter 11: Dallying with Decimals
 Chapter 12: Playing with Percents
 Chapter 13: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Part IV: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 14: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation
 Chapter 15: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 16: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 17: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 18: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 19: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets
 Chapter 20: Picturing and Measuring  Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets

Part V: The XFiles: Introduction to Algebra
 Chapter 21: The XFiles: Introduction to Algebra
 Chapter 22: The XFiles: Introduction to Algebra
 Chapter 23: The XFiles: Introduction to Algebra

Part VI: The Part of Tens

Chapter 24: The Part of Tens
 Knowing the Multiplication Table
 Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
 Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers
 Knowing the Difference between Factors and Multiples
 Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
 Identifying Algebra's Main Goal: Find x
 Knowing Algebra's Main Rule: Keep the Equation in Balance
 Seeing Algebra's Main Strategy: Isolate x

Chapter 25: The Part of Tens
 Counting on Counting (or Natural) Numbers
 Identifying Integers
 Knowing the Rationale behind Rational Numbers
 Making Sense of Irrational Numbers
 Absorbing Algebraic Numbers
 Moving through Transcendental Numbers
 Getting Grounded in Real Numbers
 Trying to Imagine Imaginary Numbers
 Grasping the Complexity of Complex Numbers
 Going beyond the Infinite with Transfinite Numbers

Chapter 24: The Part of Tens
 About the Author
 Cheat Sheet
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Product information
 Title: Basic Math and PreAlgebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: February 2014
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9781118791981
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