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Basic College Mathematics: A Text/Workbook (Book with CD-ROM and Infotrac) by Charles Patrick McKeague (Brooks/Cole) Exceptionally clear and accessible, Pat McKeague’s text, Basic College Mathematics, offers all the review, drill, and practice you need to develop rock-solid mathematical proficiency and confidence. McKeague’s attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts make learning accessible and enjoyable. McKeague, a teacher at Cuesta College , offers the simple and efficient EPAS learning system (Example, Practice Problem, Answer, Solution) which moves you through each concept with ease, breaking up problem solving into manageable steps. There is a “Digital Video Companion” with the text with more than 5 hours of video instruction. The MathCue Tutorial Software is integrated into the Digital Video Companion. MathCue lets you practice with problems, then scores them and offers annotated, step-by-step solutions. The Student Solutions Manual allows you to do more than just look up the answers; it also gives you the steps.
Chapters include:

  1. Whole Numbers

  2. Fractions and Mixed Numbers

  3. Decimals

  4. Ratio and Proportion

  5. Percent

  6. Descriptive Statistics

  7. Measurement

  8. Geometry

  9. Introduction to Algebra

  10. Solving Equations

Basic College Mathematics comes with a free subscription to 24/7 Web access to tutorial exercises, examples, and problems specifically for this math book (vMentor) and four evening hours Sunday through Thursday on the Web where there is live access to one-on-one help from a qualified instructor and an Assessment Tutorial delivered via the Web.

Basic College Mathematics is exceptionally well laid out and contains an extraordinary amount of supplemental material. There is emphasis is on visualization of topics, with many diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and color photos. Material on the use of scientific calculators and spreadsheet programs is also integrated.

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