Math remediation for the college bound : how teachers can close the gap, from the basics through algebra /

"Algebra is the language that must be mastered for any course that uses math because it is the gateway for entry into any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline. This book fosters mastery of critical math and algebraic concepts and skills essential to all of the STE...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Khatri, Daryao S., 1945-
Other Authors: Hughes, Anne O.
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The gateway Academic program: five teaching strategies for basic math and algebra
  • Finding gaps and honing basic skills
  • Mental math
  • Integers and arithmetic operations
  • Data, statistics, and graphs
  • A sometimes love-hate relationship: facts about triangles, intersecting lines, and units of measurements
  • The two great devils: the negative sign and negative numbers
  • Change for currency notes: simple fractions
  • Exponents: powers of ten
  • Powers of variables and constants
  • The world of expressions and elementary equations
  • The algebra savior: cross-products
  • Radio and proportion
  • Just shopping for the best deal: discount, sales tax, commission, percentage and simple interest
  • How big? Perimeter, area and volume
  • Slopes and intercepts on the algebra trail
  • Mixed numerals
  • Polynomials and their basic operations
  • Factoring
  • Rational, complex rational, and radical expressions: becoming an algebra guru.