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Math Remediation for the College Bound

How Teachers Can Close the Gap, from the Basics through Algebra

Daryao Khatri

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 STEM disciplines and some of the social sciences.

This book is written by practitioners whose primary teaching subject is not math but who use math extensively in their courses in STEM disciplines, social science statistics, and their own research. Moreover, in the writing of this book, the authors have used the teaching principles of anchoring, overlearning, pruning the course to its essentials, and using simple and familiar language in word problems.
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Pages: 272Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
978-1-61048-366-7 • Hardback • November 2011 • $92.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-61048-367-4 • Paperback • November 2011 • $46.00 • (£31.95)
978-1-61048-368-1 • eBook • June 2011 • $43.00 • (£29.95)
Daryao Khatri is president/CEO of TopTech, Inc. and professor of physics at the University of District of Columbia.

Anne O. Hughes is a retired professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of District of Columbia.
Chapter 1 1The GAP Program—Five Teaching Strategies for Basic Math and Algebra
Chapter 2 2Finding Gaps and Honing Basic Skills
Chapter 3 3Mental Math
Chapter 4 4Integers and Arithmetic Operations
Chapter 5 5Data, Statistics, and Graphs
Chapter 6 6A Love-Hate Relationship
Chapter 7 7The Two Great Devils—The Negative Sign and the Negative Numbers
Chapter 8 8Change for Currency Notes—Simple Fractions
Chapter 9 9Exponents—Powers of 10
Chapter 10 10Powers of Variables and Constants
Chapter 11 11The World of Expressions and Elementary Equations
Chapter 12 12The Algebra Savior—Cross Products
Chapter 13 13Ratio and Proportion
Chapter 14 14Just Shopping for the Best Deal
Chapter 15 15How Big?—Perimeter, Area, and Volume
Chapter 16 16Slopes and Intercepts on the Algebra Trail
Chapter 17 17Mixed Numerals
Chapter 18 18Polynomials and Their Basic Operations
Chapter 19 19Factoring
Chapter 20 20Rational, Complex Rational and Radical Expressions—Becoming an Algebra Guru
This book should be useful to at least four teaching audiences: 1. college professors teaching remedial math courses 2. high school teachers teaching intensive “catch-up” math courses, such as Algebra II, in a summer session 3. other math professionals teaching preparatory courses for college placement, such as for the scholastic aptitude test 4. math-trained professionals who are engaged in home-schooling efforts. A fifth audience is, of course, students who will be involved in these programs.

Zentralblatt MATH