# Prealgebra

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13: 978-1-9381689-9-4

Publisher: OpenStax

## Conditions of Use

Attribution

CC BY

## Reviews

This text details all of the selected topics well. The index is as to be expected. There is not a glossary, per se, but there is a list of key … read more

This textbook is a very comprehensive pre-algebra text. It contains all the topics typically covered in pre-algebra - from basic arithmetic to … read more

This text covers a range of topics typical of a prealgebra-level text, focusing primarily on arithmetic skills, equations, and graphing. I found the … read more

While this Prealgebra text does cover most of the traditional topics, (Whole Numbers, Integers, Rational numbers, Decimals, Percents, Solving Linear … read more

Chapters 1 through 8 make a great textbook. They cover all the elements I am looking for in prealgebra. Chapters 9-11 are like bonus chapters for me. … read more

## Table of Contents

## About the Book

*Prealgebra* is a textbook for a one-semester course that serves as a bridge between arithmetic and algebra. It can be used in courses named “Basic Mathematics,” “Introductory Algebra,” “Fundamentals of Algebra,” and so on. The organization makes it easy to adapt the book to suit a variety of course syllabi.

The philosophy of this book is to strengthen students’ arithmetic skills and introduce the fundamental concepts and vocabulary of algebra in a nurturing, non-threatening environment while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. *Prealgebra* addresses a variety of unique challenges by guiding math students as they learn study skills and time management, while helping them overcome math anxiety. All procedures and strategies as results of complete explanations and examples. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. Deliberate attention is paid to ensure all students are fully prepared to progress toward higher mathematics. The result is a supportive, memorable learning experience that students can carry with them as a foundation for further learning and careers.

OpenStax College has compiled many resources for faculty and students, from faculty-only content to interactive homework and study guides.

## About the Contributors

### Author(s)

**Lead Authors, Senior Content Experts**

Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Santa Ana College