Developmental Mathematics

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Addison-Wesley, 2000 - Algebra - 1120 pages
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Developmental Mathematics, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive text intended for use by students needing a review in arithmetic skills before covering introductory algebra topics. The text begins with a review of arithmetic concepts, and then develops statistics, geometry, and introductory algebra. It is designed for use in combined (two-semester) courses and to prepare students for statewide or local mathematics proficiency exams. All the math objectives on the Texas Academic Skills Program test (TASP) are incorporated in this edition, as are the majority of topics on other state tests. The TASP version of the text will have a sample of the TASP test. As part of MathMax: The Bittinger System of Instruction, it is accompanied by a comprehensive and well-integrated supplements package to provide maximum support for both instructor and student.MathMax: The Bittinger System of Instruction offers a completely integrated package of four-color text, interactive tutorial software, multimedia CD-ROM, and videos that guide students successfully through developmental math with learning objectives keyed to the exposition, exercises, and examples, a hallmark five-step problem-solving process, and modern, interesting applications and problems.

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Contents

Operations on the Whole Numbers
1
Fractional Notation
83
Summary and Review Exercises
199
Copyright

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Marvin Bittinger For over thirty years Professor Marvin L. Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level. Since 1968 he has been employed as a professor of mathematics education at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis. Professor Bittinger has authored 159 publications on topics ranging from Basic Mathematics to Algebra and Trigonometry to Brief Calculus. He received his BA in Mathematics from Manchester College in 1963 and his PhD in Mathematics Education from Purdue University in 1968. Special honors include being Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and being elected to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. His hobbies include hiking, baseball, golf, and bowling and he enjoys membership in the Professional Bowler's Association and the Society for the Advancement of Baseball Research. Professor Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at a recent mathematics convention giving a lecture entitled, Baseball and Mathematics. In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and three grandchildren. Neal Brand is the Departmental Chair and Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he has taught since 1983. Before teaching at UNT, he taught at Ohio State University and Loyola University of Chicago, and he was employed as a scientist at McDonnell-Douglass Corporation. He received his BS in Mathematics from Purdue University in 1974, and his MS and PhD in Mathematics from Stanford Universityin 1976 and 1978 respectively. He has authored or co-authored 26 refereed articles that have appeared in the mathematical literature. Dr. Brand is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society. Outside of mathematics, his interests include woodworking and carpentry. He is a founding board member and current board president of Habitat for Humanity of Denton County. He lives in Denton, Texas with his wife Shari. He also has two grown daughters. John A. Quintanilla is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he has taught since 1996. He received both his BS and MS in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1992, and he received his PhD in Civil of Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997. He has authored or co-authored 18 refereed articles that have appeared in the scientific literature. Dr. Quintanilla has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. In 2004, he received the University of North Texas President's Council Teaching Award. In 2005, he was conferred the Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Award by the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Quintanilla is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences. His outside interests include golf, volleyball, softball, and Bible study. He lives in Denton, Texas with his wife Sandra and their daughter Sarah.

Judy Beecher has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Indiana University and a graduate degree in mathematics from Purdue University. She has taught at both the high school and college levels with many years of developmental math and precalculus teaching experience at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. In addition to her career in textbook publishing, she spends time traveling, enjoying her grandchildren, and promoting charity projects for a children's camp. Judy Penna received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Kansas State University and her graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. Since then, she has taught at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and at Butler University, and continues to focus on writing quality textbooks for undergraduate mathematics students. In her free time she likes to travel, read, knit and spend time with her children. Marvin Bittinger For over thirty-eight years, Professor Marvin L. Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level. Since 1968, he has been employed at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, and is now professor emeritus of mathematics education. Professor Bittinger has authored over 190 publications on topics ranging from basic mathematics to algebra and trigonometry to applied calculus. He received his BA in mathematics from Manchester College and his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University. Special honors include Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and his election to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. His hobbies include hiking in Utah, baseball, golf, and bowling. ProfessorBittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions, most recently giving a lecture entitled "Baseball and Mathematics." In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and four granddaughters.

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