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CCBC MATH 081 Textbook 3rd Edition

CCBC MATH 081 Basic Mathematics Textbook, 3rd Edition

This textbook is specifically for CCBC students taking MATH 081 Basic Mathematics It is authored by math faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County and incorporates their knowledge based on years of teaching experience at CCBC. The individual sections are each 5 to 20 pages in length. An Errata file will be created and from time to time, the Errata file will be updated.

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Chapter 1

1.1 Introduction to Integers
1.2 Absolute Value
1.3 Addition of Integers
1.4 Subtraction of Integers
1.5 Multiplication and Division of Integers
1.6 Exponents and Roots
1.7 Order of Operations

Chapter 2
Applications of Integers

2.1 Translation of Words into Expressions
2.2 Geometry
2.3 Statistics: Mean, Median and Mode
2.4 Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, and Tables
2.5 Applications

Chapter 3

3.1 Introduction to Fractions
3.2 Multiplication of Fractions and of Mixed Numbers
3.3 Division of Fractions and of Mixed Numbers
3.4 Addition of Fractions and of Mixed Numbers
3.5 Subtraction of Fractions and of Mixed Numbers
3.6 Order of Operations
3.7 U.S. Measurement Conversions
3.8 Application Problems

Chapter 4
4.1 Introduction to Decimals
4.2 Converting between Decimals and Fractions
4.3 AdditionandSubtractionof Decimals
4.4 Multiplication and Division of Decimals
4.5 Metric Measurement
4.6 Applications

Chapter 5

5.1 Introduction to Algebra
5.2 Algebraic Properties
5.3 Distributive Property
5.4 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property of Equality
5.5 Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Property of Equality
5.6 Solving Equations Using the Addition and Multiplication Property of Equality
5.7 Translating English Sentences into Mathematical Equations and Solving

Chapter 6
Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

6.1 Ratios
6.2 Rates
6.3 Unit Rates
6.4 Proportions
6.5 Applications

Chapter 7
Percents and Applications
7.1 Introduction to Percents and Conversions among Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
7.2 Translating and Solving Percent Problems
7.3 Circle Graphs
7.4 Financial Applications of Percents
7.5 Application Problems

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