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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies
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Introduction 1 Part 1: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra 5 CHAPTER 1: We've Got Your Numbers 7 CHAPTER 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big Four Operations 23 CHAPTER 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers 37 CHAPTER 4: It's Just an Expression 49 CHAPTER 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples 69 Part 2: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 89 CHAPTER 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake 91 CHAPTER 7: Fractions and the Big Four 109 CHAPTER 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 143 CHAPTER 9: Playing the Percentages 165 Part 3: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics 177 CHAPTER 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation 179 CHAPTER 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 189 CHAPTER 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 203 CHAPTER 13: Getting Graphic: Xy-Graphs 223 Part 4: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 235 CHAPTER 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions 237 CHAPTER 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations 259 Part 5: The Part of Tens 277 CHAPTER 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 279 CHAPTER 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 287 Index 293

Mark Zegarelli is a math and test prep teacher who has written a wide variety of basic math and pre-algebra books in the For Dummies series.