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Math Lit

By Kathleen Almy, Heather Foes

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 25, 2013

Description

Math Lit, by Kathleen Almy and Heather Foes, provides a one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester developmental algebra sequence for non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students. This new approach offers an accelerated pathway to college readiness through developmental math, allowing non-STEM students to move directly into liberal arts math or introductory statistics, while also preparing STEM students for intermediate algebra. Through its emphasis on contextual problem-solving, the Almy/Foes worktext and its accompanying MyMathLab® course help students understand and practice the major themes of numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and functions.

Table of Contents

CYCLE 1

Part 1: Gear Up

1.1 Focus Problem, Step 1: Understand the Problem

1.2 Getting Started: Syllabus

1.3 Getting Started: Skills

1.4 Getting Started: Groups

1.5 A Tale of Two Numbers (FP)

1.6 Part and Whole

1.7 The Elusive A in Math

1.8 Two by Two

1.9 Multiply or Divide? (FP)

Part 1 Recap

Part 2: Shift Gears

1.10 Focus Problem, Step 2: Devise a Plan

1.11 Higher or Lower? (FP)

1.12 The X Factor

1.13 Take Two and Call Me…

1.14 Good Eats (FP)

1.15 General Number

1.16 Up and Down (FP)

1.17 The Social Network

Part 2 Recap

Part 3: Wind Down

1.18 Focus Problem, Step 3: Carry Out the Plan

1.19 Cookie Monster

1.20 Picture This

1.21 Infinity and Beyond

1.22 Error and Estimation: Liquid Medicine

1.23 Focus Problem, Step 4: Look Back

Cycle Wrap-Up

CYCLE 2

Part 1: Gear Up

2.1 Focus Problem, Step 1: Understand the Problem

2.2 It’s All Relative (FP)

2.3 Sign and Size, Part 1 (FP)

2.4 Sign and Size, Part 2

2.5 An Ounce of Prevention

2.6 Measure Up

2.7 Count Up (FP)

Part 1 Recap

Part 2: Shift Gears

2.8 Focus Problem, Step 2: Devise a Plan

2.9 Order Up

2.10 Does Order Matter?

2.11 Fair Share

2.12 Seat Yourself (FP)

2.13 Punt, Pass, Kick

2.14 Ramp Up

2.15 Shortest Distance (Optional)

Part 2 Recap

Part 3: Wind Down

2.16 Focus Problem, Step 3: Carry Out the Plan

2.17 Parts of Speech

2.18 In the Swing of Things (Optional)

2.19 Error and Estimation: Rounding (Optional)

2.20 Focus Problem, Step 4: Look Back

Cycle Wrap-Up

CYCLE 3

Part 1: Gear Up

3.1 Focus Problem, Step 1: Understand the Problem

3.2 Rule of Thumb

3.3 Working Hard for the Money (FP)

3.4 A Fine Balance (Optional)

3.5 Just a Pinch

3.6 Separate but Equal (FP)

3.7 On the Rise

Part 1 Recap

Part 2: Shift Gears

3.8 Focus Problem, Step 2: Devise a Plan

3.9 Game On (FP)

3.10 Quarter Wing Night (FP)

3.11 Eastbound and Down (FP)

3.12 Get in Line (FP)

3.13 Gas Up and Go (Optional)

Part 2 Recap

Part 3: Wind Down

3.14 Focus Problem, Step 3: Carry Out the Plan

3.15 Value of a Dollar (Optional)

3.16 When is the Algebra Worth It? (Optional)

3.17 Error and Estimation: Volume

3.18 Focus Problem, Step 4: Look Back

Cycle Wrap-Up

CYCLE 4

Part 1: Gear Up

4.1 Focus Problem, Step 1: Understand the Problem

4.2 A Matter of Change (FP)

4.3 Little Giants (FP)

4.4 Outwit and Outlast (FP)

4.5 Chances Are (Optional)

4.6 A Model Approach (FP)

Part 1 Recap

Part 2: Shift Gears

4.7 Focus Problem, Step 2: Devise a Plan

4.8 Chain, Chain, Chain

4.9 Hot and Cold

4.10 Going Viral

4.11 The Cost of College (Optional)

4.12 Tuition Increases (Optional)

Part 2 Recap

Part 3: Wind Down

4.13 Focus Problem, Step 3: Carry Out the Plan

4.14 Outliers (Optional)

4.15 A Little Less (FP)

4.16 Error and Estimation: Order of Magnitude (Optional)

4.17 Focus Problem, Step 4: Look Back

Cycle Wrap-Up

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ISBN-10: 0-321-81845-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-81845-4

Format: Alternate Binding

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