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Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry
Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry

Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 0073384445 | ISBN13: 9780073384443
By Stefan Baratto, Barry Bergman and Donald Hutchison
© 2014

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Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry, 9/e, by Baratto, Bergman, and Hutchison is part of the latest offerings in the successful Hutchison Series in Mathematics. The book is designed for a one-semester course in basic math and is appropriate for lecture, learning center, laboratory, and self-paced settings. The ninth edition continues the series’ hallmark approach of encouraging mastery of mathematics through careful practice. The text provides detailed, straightforward explanations and accessible pedagogy to help students grow their math skills from the ground up. The authors use a three-pronged approach of communication, pattern recognition, and problem solving to present concepts understandably, stimulate critical-thinking skills, and stress reading and communication skills in order to help students become effective problem-solvers. Features such as Tips for Student Success, Check Yourself exercises, and Activities underscore this approach and the underlying philosophy of mastering math through practice. Exercise sets have been significantly expanded and are now better-organized, and applications are now more thoroughly integrated throughout the text. The text is fully-integrated with McGraw-Hill’s online learning system, Connect Math Hosted by ALEKS Corp, and is available with ALEKS 360.

Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry, 9th edition, by Baratto, Bergman, and Hutchison


Applications Index

Chapter 1- Operations on Whole Numbers

1.1 The Decimal Place-Value System

1.2 Addition

1.3 Subtraction

Activity 1: Population Changes

1.4 Rounding, Estimation, and Order

1.5 Multiplication

1.6 Division

Activity 2: Restaurant Management

1.7 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations

Activity 3: Population Growth

Chapter 1: Summary

Chapter 1: Summary Exercises

Chapter 1: Chapter Test

Chapter 2- An Introduction to Fractions

Chapter 2: Prerequisite Check

2.1 Prime Numbers and Divisibility

2.2 Factoring Whole Numbers

2.3 Fraction Basics

2.4 Simplifying Fractions

Activity 4: Daily Reference Values

2.5 Multiplying Fractions

Activity 5: Overriding a Presidential Veto

2.6 Dividing Fractions

Activity 6: Adding a Recipe

Chapter 2: Summary

Chapter 2: Summary Exercises

Chapter 2: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-2: Cumulative Review

Chapter 3- Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Chapter 3: Prerequisite Check

3.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

3.2 Common Multiples

3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Activity 7: Kitchen Subflooring

3.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Activity 8: Sharing Costs

3.5 Order of Operations with Fractions

Activity 9: Aerobic Exercise

Chapter 3: Summary

Chapter 3: Summary Exercises

Chapter 3: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-3: Cumulative Review

Chapter 4- Decimals

Chapter 4: Prerequisite Check

4.1 Place Value and Rounding

4.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

4.3 Multiplying Decimals

Activity 10: Safe Dosages?

4.4 Dividing Decimals

Activity 11: The Tour de France

4.5 Converting Between Fractions and Decimals

Activity 12: Terminate or Repeat?

Chapter 4: Summary

Chapter 4: Summary Exercises

Chapter 4: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-4: Cumulative Review

Chapter 5- Ratios and Proportions

Chapter 5: Prerequisite Check

5.1 Ratios

Activity 13: Working with Ratios

5.2 Rates and Unit Pricing

Activity 14: Baseball Statistics

5.3 Proportions

5.4 Solving Proportions

Activity 15: Burning Calories

Chapter 5: Summary

Chapter 5: Summary Exercises

Chapter 5: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-5: Cumulative Review

Chapter 6- Percents

Chapter 6: Prerequisite Check

6.1 Writing Percents as Fractions and Decimals

6.2 Writing Decimals as Fractions and Percents

Activity 16: M&M’s

6.3 Solving Percent Problems

Activity 17: A Matter of Interest

6.4 Percent Applications

Activity 18: Population Changes Revisited

Chapter 6: Summary

Chapter 6: Summary Exercises

Chapter 6: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-6: Cumulative Review

Chapter 7- Measurement

Chapter 7: Prerequisite Check

7.1 The U.S. Customary System of Measurement

Activity 19: Measurements

7.2 Metric Units of Length

Activity 20: Computers and Measurements

7.3 Metric Units of Weight and Volume

7.4 Converting Between Measurement Systems

Activity 21: Tool Sizes

Chapter 7: Summary

Chapter 7: Summary Exercises

Chapter 7: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-7: Cumulative Review

Chapter 8- Geometry

Chapter 8: Prerequisite Check

8.1 Lines and Angles

8.2 Perimeter and Area

Activity 22: Know the Angles

8.3 Circles and Composite Figures

Activity 23: Exploring Circles

8.4 Triangles

Activity 24: Composite Geometric Figures

8.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

8.6 Solid Geometry

Chapter 8: Summary

Chapter 8: Summary Exercises

Chapter 8: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-8: Cumulative Review

Chapter 9- Data Analysis and Statistics

Chapter 9: Prerequisite Check

9.1 Mean, Median, and Mode

Activity 25: Car Color Preferences

9.2 Describing Data Sets

Activity 26: Outliers in Scientific Data

9.3 Tables and Bar Graphs

9.4 Line Graphs and Pie Charts

Activity 27: Graphing Car Color Data

Chapter 9: Summary

Chapter 9: Summary Exercises

Chapter 9: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-9: Cumulative Review

Chapter 10- The Real Number System

Chapter 10: Prerequisite Check

10.1 Real Numbers and Order

10.2 Adding Real Numbers

Activity 28: Hometown Weather

10.3 Subtracting Real Numbers

Activity 29: Plus/Minus Ratings in Hockey

10.4 Multiplying Real Numbers

10.5 Dividing Real Numbers and the Order of Operations

Activity 30: Building Molecules

Chapter 10: Summary

Chapter 10: Summary Exercises

Chapter 10: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-10: Cumulative Review

Chapter 11- The Real Number System

Chapter 11: Prerequisite Check

11.1 From Arithmetic to Algebra

11.2 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

Activity 31: Evaluating Net Pay

11.3 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Activity 32: Writing Equations

11.4 Solving Equations with the Addition Property

Activity 33: Graphing Solutions

11.5 Solving Equations with the Multiplication Property

11.6 Combining the Rules to Solve Equations

Chapter 11: Summary

Chapter 11: Summary Exercises

Chapter 11: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-11: Cumulative Review

Brief Glossary

Answers to Prerequisite Checks

Reading Your Text

Summary Exercises

Chapter Tests

Cumulative Reviews


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About the Author

Stefan Baratto

Stefan began teaching math and science in New York City middle schools. He also taught math at the University of Oregon, Southeast Missouri State University, and York County Technical College. Currently, Stefan is a member of the mathematics faculty at Clackamas Community College where he has found a niche, delighting in the CCC faculty, staff, and students. Stefan’s own education includes the University of Michigan (BGS, 1988), Brooklyn College (CUNY), and the University of Oregon (MS, 1996).

Stefan is currently serving on the AMATYC Executive Board as the organization’s Northwest Vice President. He has also been involved with ORMATYC, NEMATYC, NCTM, and the State of Oregon Math Chairs group, as well as other local organizations. He has applied his knowledge of math to various fi elds, using statistics, technology, and web design. More personally, Stefan and his wife, Peggy, try to spend time enjoying the wonders of Oregon and the Pacifi c Northwest. Their activities include scuba diving, self-defense training, and hiking.


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