MyLab Foundational Skills Foundations of Math (2013 Update)

This course is a complete mastery-based resource for assessing and remediating mathematics skills. The system offers diagnostic assessments, personalized learning plans, and interactive learning activities that enable students to master their math skills at their own pace and administrators to continuously track student progress.

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  • 1. Reading and Writing Whole Numbers
  • 2. Comparing and Rounding Whole Numbers
  • 3. Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
  • 4. Multiplying Whole Numbers
  • 5. Dividing Whole Numbers
  • 6. Estimate by Rounding
  • 7. Exponents and Roots
  • 8. The Order of Operations
  • 9. Factors of Whole Numbers
  • 1. Basics of Fractions
  • 2. Basics of Mixed Numbers
  • 3. Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms
  • 4. Equivalent Fractions
  • 5. Multiplying Fractions
  • 6. Dividing Fractions
  • 7. Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions
  • 8. Least Common Multiples and Least Common Denominator
  • 9. Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
  • 10. Exponents and Roots
  • 11. The Order of Operations and Complex Fractions
  • 1. Reading and Writing Decimals
  • 2. Comparing and Rounding Decimals
  • 3. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • 4. Multiplying Decimals
  • 5. Dividing Decimals
  • 6. Writing Fractions and Decimals
  • 1. Introduction to Integers, Opposites, and Absolute Value
  • 2. Adding Integers
  • 3. Subtracting Integers
  • 4. Multiplying and Dividing Integers
  • 5. Introduction to Expressions
  • 6. Introduction to Inequalities
  • 7. Introduction to Equations
  • 8. Real Numbers and the Number Line
  • 9. Calculating with Real Numbers
  • 10. Properties of Real Numbers
  • 11. Simplifying Expressions
  • 1. Ratios
  • 2. Rates
  • 3. Proportions
  • 4. Basics of Percent: Decimals
  • 5. Basics of Percent: Fractions
  • 6. Understanding and Using the Percent Proportion
  • 7. Using the Percent Equation
  • 8. Solving Word Problems with Percent
  • 9. Simple Interest
  • 1. U.S. Customary Units
  • 2. The Metric System: Length
  • 3. The Metric System: Capacity and Mass
  • 4. Metric and U.S. Customary Conversion
  • 5. Temperature
  • 6. Significant Digits
  • 1. Review of Expressions
  • 2. Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
  • 3. More on Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
  • 4. Formulas
  • 5. Solving Linear Inequalities
  • 6. Set Operations and Compound Inequalities
  • 7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
  • 1. The Rectangular Coordinate System
  • 2. Graphing Linear Equations
  • 3. The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
  • 4. Intercepts
  • 5. The Slope of a Line
  • 6. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • 7. Equations of Lines
  • 8. Graphing Linear Equations Using Slope
  • 9. Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
  • 1. Lines and Angles
  • 2. Plane Figures
  • 3. Perimeter and Area
  • 4. Circles
  • 5. Working with Perimeter, Circumference, and Area
  • 6. Space Figures
  • 7. Surface Area
  • 8. Volume
  • 9. Working With Surface Area and Volume
  • 1. The Pythagorean Theorem
  • 2. Congruent and Similar Figures
  • 3. Congruent and Similar Triangles
  • 4. Translations
  • 5. Reflections
  • 6. Rotations
  • 7. Symmetry
  • 8. Dilations
  • 9. Compositions of Reflections
  • 1. Types of Data
  • 2. Sample Data
  • 3. Tables and Pictographs
  • 4. Circle Graphs and Scatterplots
  • 5. Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
  • 6. Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Stem-and-Leaf Displays
  • 7. Mean and Weighted Mean
  • 8. Median and Mode
  • 9. Box-and-Whisker Plots and the 5-Number Summary
  • 10. Variance and Standard Deviation
  • 1. Introduction to Functions
  • 2. Linear Functions
  • 3. Absolute Value Functions
  • 4. Graphing Absolute Value Functions or Inequalities
  • 1. Introduction to Polynomials
  • 2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  • 3. The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
  • 4. Multiplying a Monomial and a Polynomial
  • 5. Multiplying Binomials
  • 6. Multiplying Polynomials
  • 7. Special Products
  • 8. Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
  • 9. Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
  • 10. Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial
  • 11. Scientific Notation
  • 1. Factoring the Greatest Common Factor
  • 2. Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2+bx+c
  • 3. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2+bx+c
  • 4. Factoring Special Cases
  • 5. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
  • 1. The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
  • 2. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
  • 3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
  • 4. Simplify Complex Fractions
  • 5. Solving Rational Equations
  • 6. Rational Functions
  • 7. Graphing Rational Functions
  • 8. Variation
  • 1. Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
  • 2. Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
  • 3. Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination
  • 4. Systems of Linear Equations by Any Method
  • 5. Systems of Linear Inequalities
  • 6. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
  • 7. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods
  • 8. Properties of Matrices
  • 9. Matrix Inverses
  • 10. Determinants and Cramer's Rule
  • 1. Introduction to Roots and Radicals
  • 2. Product and Quotient Rules for Radicals
  • 3. Adding and Subtracting Radicals
  • 4. Rationalizing the Denominator
  • 5. More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals
  • 6. Solving Equations Containing Radicals
  • 7. Square Root and Cube Root Functions
  • 8. Graphing Square Root and Cube Root Functions
  • 1. Using the Square Root Property to Solve Quadratic Equations
  • 2. Completing the Square to Solve Quadratic Equations
  • 3. Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Quadratic Equations
  • 4. Quadratic Inequalities
  • 5. Introduction to Complex Numbers
  • 6. Using Complex Numbers
  • 7. Solving Quadratic Equations with Complex Solutions
  • 8. Using the Quadratic Formula (with Complex Solutions)
  • 9. Quadratic Functions
  • 10. Graphs of Quadratic Functions
  • 11. Systems of Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
  • 1. Piecewise Functions
  • 2. Even and Odd Functions
  • 3. Transformations of Functions: Vertical and Horizontal Shifts
  • 4. Transformations of Functions: Reflections
  • 5. Transformations of Functions: Stretching and Shrinking
  • 6. Combinations of Functions
  • 7. Composite Functions
  • 8. Inverse Functions
  • 1. Exponential Functions
  • 2. Graphs of Exponential Functions
  • 3. Logarithmic Functions
  • 4. Natural Logarithms
  • 5. Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
  • 6. Properties of Logarithms
  • 7. Solving Exponential Equations
  • 8. Solving Logarithmic Equations
  • 9. Exponential Growth and Decay
  • 10. Compound Interest
  • 1. Infinite Sequences
  • 2. Factorials and Summation Notation
  • 3. Arithmetic Sequences
  • 4. Geometric Sequences
  • 5. Arithmetic Series
  • 6. Geometric Series
  • 1. The Binomial Theorem
  • 2. Permutations and Combinations
  • 3. Introduction to Probability
  • 4. Empirical Probability
  • 5. Probability of Independent Events and Dependent Events
  • 6. Probability of Mutually Exclusive Events and Overlapping Events
  • 7. Conditional Probability
  • 8. Binomial Distributions
  • 9. Normal Distributions
  • 1. Introduction to Angles
  • 2. Angles and Radian Measure
  • 3. Arcs
  • 4. Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • 5. Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
  • 6. Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers; Periodic Functions
  • 7. Fundamental Trigonometric Identities
  • 8. Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
  • 9. Graphs of the Tangent and Cotangent Functions
  • 10. Graphs of the Cosecant and Secant Functions
  • 11. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • 1. Verifying Trigonometric Identities
  • 2. Sum and Difference Formulas
  • 3. Double-Angle, Power-Reducing, and Half-Angle Formulas
  • 4. Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas
  • 5. Trigonometric Equations
  • 6. The Laws of Sines and Cosines
  • 7. Vectors
  • 1. Time Management
  • 2. Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • 3. Concentrating When You Read and Study
  • 4. Getting the Most from Your Reading
  • 5. Rehearsal Strategies
  • 6. Effective Note Taking
  • 7. Studying Smarter: Studying in the Disciplines
  • 8. Preparing for and Taking Exams
  • 1. Eliminating Incorrect Choices
  • 2. Identifying Word Elements
  • 3. Using the Right Tools
  • 4. Looking for Patterns
  • 5. Understanding Graphs and Graphics
  • 6. Using Word Clues
  • 7. Breaking Down Problems
  • 8. Using Mnemonics