Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning 1 9780073406244 Sherri Messersmith’s successful hardcover franchise is expanded with the new softcover P.O.W.E.R. series. The conversational writing style, practical applications, innovative student resources and student friendly walk through of examples that users of the hard cover books noted and appreciated are also found in the pages of the P.O.W.E.R. series. The P.O.W.E.R. Framework What makes P.O.W.E.R. a unique tool for the classroom? A major challenge in developmental courses is that students at this level struggle with basic study skills and habits. Maybe this is one of their first college courses or perhaps they are adults returning to school after a long absence. Either way, many of the individuals taking this course don’t know how to be good students. Instructors often don’t have the time, the resources or the expertise to teach success skills AND the math concepts. The new team of Messersmith, Perez and Feldman offer a scientifically based approach to meet this challenge. The P.O.W.E.R. Learning Framework was developed by successful author, psychologist, student success instructor and researcher, Bob Feldman. It is a method of accomplishing any task using five simple and consistent steps. Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink. This framework is integrated at every level of the text to help students successfully learn math concepts while at the same time developing habits that will serve them well throughout their college careers and in their daily lives. The Math Mastering Concepts--With the textbook and Connect Math hosted by ALEKS, students can practice and master their understanding of algebraic concepts. Messersmith is rigorous enough to prepare students for the next level yet easy to read and understand. The exposition is written as if a professor is teaching in a lecture to be more accessible to students. The language is mathematically sound yet easy enough for students to understand.
Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

1st Edition
By Sherri Messersmith and Lawrence Perez and Robert Feldman
ISBN10: 0073406244
ISBN13: 9780073406244
Copyright: 2014

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Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R. Learning, First Edition

Chapter 1: Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers

Study Strategies: The P.O.W.E.R. Framework

Section 1.1: Whole Numbers and Place Value

Section 1.2 Introduction to Addition

Section 1.3 Adding Whole Numbers

Section 1.4 Introduction to Subtraction

Section 1.5 Subtracting Whole Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 1.6 Rounding and Estimation

Section 1.7 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

emPOWERme: Who’s in

Chapter Summary

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers

Study Strategies: Strategies for Reading Math (and Other) Textbooks

Section 2.1 Introduction to Multiplication

Section 2.2 Finding the Product with Whole Numbers

Section 2.3 Introduction to Division

Section 2.4 Divisibility Rules and Short Division

Section 2.5 Long Division

Putting It All Together

Section 2.6 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

Section 2.7 Solving Applied Problems

emPOWERme: Discover Your Reading Attention Span

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 12

Chapter 3: Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Fractions

Study Strategies: Time Management

Section 3.1 Introduction to Fractions

Section 3.2 Mixed Numbers

Section 3.3 Factors

Section 3.4 Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

Section 3.5 Multiplying Fractions

Section 3.6 Applications of Multiplication

Section 3.7 Dividing Fractions

Putting It All Together

Section 3.8 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers

emPOWERme: Find Your Procrastination Quotient

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 3 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 13

Chapter 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Study Strategies: Taking Notes in Class

Section 4.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

Section 4.2 Least Common Multiples

Section 4.3 Finding the Least Common Denominator

Section 4.4 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Section 4.5 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Putting It All Together

Section 4.6 Order Relations and Order of Operations

emPOWERme: Active Listening

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 4 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 1 – 4

Chapter 5: Decimals

Study Strategies: Taking Math Tests

Section 5.1 Reading and Writing Decimals

Section 5.2 Rounding Decimals

Section 5.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Section 5.4 Multiplying Decimals

Section 5.5 Dividing Decimals and Order of Operations

Putting It All Together

Section 5.6 Writing Fractions as Decimals

Section 5.7 Mean, Median, and Mode

emPOWERme: Is Anxiety the Hardest Problem on the Test?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 15

Chapter 6: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

Study Strategies: Doing Math Homework

Section 6.1 Ratios

Section 6.2 Rates

Section 6.3 Proportions

Section 6.4 Solve Proportions

Section 6.5 Solve Applied Problems Involving Proportions

emPOWERme: The Right Approach to Homework

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 16

Chapter 7: Measurement and Conversion

Study Strategies: The Writing Process

Section 7.1 Using U.S. Customary Measurements

Section 7.2 The Metric System: Length

Section 7.3 The Metric System: Capacity and Weight (Mass)

Section 7.4 Solve Applied Problems Involving Metric Units

Section 7.5 Metric – U.S. Customary Conversions and Temperature

emPOWERme: Becoming a Math Teacher to Reinforce Your Own Understanding

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 7 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 17

Chapter 8: Percents

Study Strategies: Public Speaking

Section 8.1 Introduction to Percent

Section 8.2 Percents and Fractions

Section 8.3 Compute Basic Percents Mentally

Section 8.4 Use an Equation to Solve Percent Problems

Section 8.5 Solve Applications Involving Percents

Putting It All Together

Section 8.6 More Applications with Percents

Section 8.7 Simple Interest

Section 8.8 Compound Interest

emPOWERme: What’s Your Level of Self-Consciousness?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 8 Test

Cumulative Review for Chapters 18

About the Author

Sherri Messersmith

Sherri Messersmith has been teaching at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, since 1994. She has over 25 years of experience teaching many different courses from developmental mathematics through calculus. She earned a bachelor of science degree in the teaching of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to teach at the high level for two years. Sherri returned to UIUC and earned a master of science in applied mathematics and stayed on at the university to teach and coordinate large sections of undergraduate math courses. Sherri has authored several textbook, and she has also appeared in videos accompanying several McGraw-Hill texts. Sherri lives outside of Chicago with her husband, Phil, and their daughters, Alex and Cailen. In her precious free time, she likes to read, play the guitar, and travel -- the manuscripts for this and her previous books have accompanied her from Spain to Greece and many points in between.

Lawrence Perez

Robert Feldman

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.