Basic Skills

 Essential Mathematics for Life Series, Fourth Edition © 1996

Product Description
This practical series of eight basic math text-workbooks focuses on using math at work, at home, at school, and at play. Each book focuses on a specific topic, such as Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Percents and Proportions, Graphics, Measurements and Statistics, Geometry, Algebra, Review of Whole Numbers Through Algebra, and Problem Solving.

Features:
• Unit pretests are followed by short, thorough lessons featuring explanations of math concepts along with examples and practice exercises.
• Special Life Skills lessons provide practice in using math to solve problems and to make decisions encountered in everyday life.
• A posttest at the end of each unit measures students' progress.
• An answer section reinforces self-teaching.

BOOK 2: DECIMALS
Unit 1: Review of Whole Numbers
• Pretest
• Lesson 1: Order of Operations Using Basic Facts
• Lesson 2: Place Value, Ones, Tens, and Hundreds
• Lesson 3: Place Value, Thousands, Ten Thousands, Hundred Thousands
• Lesson 4: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers
• Lesson 5: Rounding Whole Numbers
• Lesson 6: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
• Lesson 7: Problem Solving -- Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
• Lesson 8: Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers
• Posttest

Unit 2: Meaning of Decimals
• Pretest
• Lesson 9: Money and Decimals (Life Skill: Identifying Sums of Money)
• Lesson 10: Decimal Place Values
• Lesson 11: Locating Decimals on the Number Line
• Lesson 12: Comparing Decimals
• Lesson 13: Writing Decimals in Order (Life Skill: Writing Checks)
• Lesson 14: Rounding Decimals (Life Skill: Estimating the Cost of Groceries)
• Lesson 15: Problem Solving -- Comparing Decimals
• Posttest

Unit 3: Adding and Subtracting Decimals
• Pretest
• Lesson 16: Adding Decimals (Life Skill: Checking the Phone Bill)
• Lesson 17: Subtracting Decimals (Life Skill: Making Change)
• Lesson 18: Problem Solving -- Adding and Subtracting Decimals (Life Skill: Depositing in a Checking Account)
• Lesson 19: Adding and Subtracting Decimals Using a Calculator (Life Skill: Buying a New Car)
• Posttest

Unit 4: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
• Pretest
• Lesson 20: Counting Decimal Places
• Lesson 21: Multiplying Decimals (Life Skill: Reconciling a Bank Statement)
• Lesson 22: Multiplying Decimals by 10, 100, or 1000 (Life Skill: Completing Supply Orders)
• Lesson 23: Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number (Life Skill: Comparing Meal Costs)
• Lesson 24: Dividing a Decimal by a Decimal (Life Skill: Eating Out)
• Lesson 25: Dividing Decimals with Zeros in the Answer
• Lesson 26: Dividing Decimals by 10, 100, or 1000 (Life Skill: Determining Gross and Net Pay)
• Lesson 27: Rounding Quotients (Life Skill: Adding Sales Tax to Cost of Purchases)
• Lesson 28: Estimation with Decimals
• Lesson 29: Problem Solving -- Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
• Lesson 30: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Using a Calculator
• Posttest
• Practice for Mastery of Decimals
• Decimals Posttest

Unit 5: Meaning of Fractions
• Pretest
• Lesson 31: Order of Operations
• Lesson 32: Writing Fractions
• Lesson 33: Writing Equal Fractions
• Lesson 34: Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms (Life Skill: Everyday Measurements)
• Lesson 35: Common Denominators
• Lesson 36: Comparing Fractions
• Lesson 37: Problem Solving -- Fractions

Unit 6: Mixed Numbers
• Pretest
• Lesson 38: Writing Mixed Numbers (Life Skill: Reading a Ruler)
• Lesson 39: Comparing and Ordering Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 40: Improper Fractions
• Lesson 41: Writing Quotients
• Lesson 42: Problem Solving -- Mixed Numbers
• Posttest

Unit 7: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• Pretest
• Lesson 43: Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
• Lesson 44: Cancellation (Life Skill: Finding the Majority)
• Lesson 45: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers (Life Skill: Using Measures in Cooking)
• Lesson 46: Multiplying Mixed Numbers (Life Skill: Increasing Recipes)
• Lesson 47: Dividing Fractions by a Fraction
• Lesson 48: Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers
• Lesson 49: Dividing Mixed Numbers by Fractions, Whole Numbers, and Other Mixed Numbers (Life Skill: Increasing or Decreasing Recipes)
• Lesson 50: Problem Solving -- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions (Life Skill: Using a Map to Find Distances)

Unit 8: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• Pretest
• Lesson 51: Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions
• Lesson 52: Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
• Lesson 53: Adding Like Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 55: Subtracting Like Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 56: Subtracting Unlike Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 57: Problem Solving -- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
• Posttest

Unit 9: Changing Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions
• Pretest
• Lesson 58: Writing Decimals as Fractions or Mixed Numbers
• Lesson 59: Changing Fractions to Decimals
• Lesson 60: Changing Fractions to Decimals Using a Calculator
• Lesson 61: Comparing Fraction and Decimal Values(Life Skill: Finding Gross Pay Including Overtime)
• Lesson 62: Order of Operations
• Lesson 63: Problem Solving -- Fractions and Decimals
• Posttest
• Practice for Mastery of Functions
• Fractions Posttest

Ancillaries:
Book 1: Whole Numbers
ISBN: 0-02-802608-X
In this comprehensive text, students practice place value, rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, estimation, simple equations, and problem-solving strategies.

Book 2: Decimals and Fractions
ISBN: 0-02-802609-8
After reviewing whole numbers, students learn all operations associated with decimals and fractions, including place value, rounding, reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and more.

Book 3: Percents and Proportions
ISBN: 0-02-802610-1
Student focus on changing percents to decimals and fractions and vice versa, as well as the percent grids and percent problems. Students also learn to solve proportion word problems.

Book 4: Graphs, Measurements, and Statistics
ISBN: 0-02-802611-X
Students review what they've learned about whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, and proportions before moving on to circle, bar, and line graphs. They also work with tables and charts, metric measurements, and basic statistics.

Book 5: Geometry
ISBN: 0-02-802613-6
After brushing up on basic arithmetic operations, students learn basic geometry vocabulary. They are also introduced to angles, triangles polygons, quadrilaterals, circles, ordered pairs and graphing, perimeter, area, and volume of geometric figures.

Book 6: Algebra
ISBN: 0-02-802612-8
The focus of this text is on arithmetic expressions, translations, equations, algebra work problems, exponents and polynomials, factoring, inequalities, and graphing equations and inequalities. Material is preceded by a review of basic arithmetic operations.

Book 7: Review of Whole Numbers Through Algebra
ISBN: 0-02-802615-2
Following a review and practice of major skills covered in previous tests in the series, students apply their knowledge to word problems.

Book 8: Problem Solving
ISBN: 0-02-802616-0
This text includes a review of basic skills followed by instruction in using critical-thinking skills and the four-step problem-solving process to solve math word problems about situations adults encounter in their daily lives.

Instructor's Guide
ISBN: 0-02-802616-0
The new Instructor's Guide includes even more teaching strategies, expanded Scope and Sequence, expanded coverage of identifying and working with learning disabilities, an updated bibliography, and a description of NCTM Standards.

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