R&L Education

Pages: 272
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Trim: 6½ x 9½

978-1-61048-366-7 • Hardback • November 2011 • $125.00 • (£96.00)

978-1-61048-367-4 • Paperback • November 2011 • $62.00 • (£48.00)

978-1-61048-368-1 • eBook • June 2011 • $58.50 • (£45.00)

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.

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