KEY MESSAGE: Presented in a clear and concise style, the Akst/Bragg series teaches by example while expanding understanding with applications that are fully integrated throughout the text and exercise sets. Akst/Bragg's user-friendly design offers a distinctive side-by-side format that pairs each example and its solution with a corresponding practice exercise. The concise writing style keeps readers' interest and attention by presenting the mathematics with minimal distractions, and the motivating real-world applications demonstrate how integral mathematical understanding is to a variety of disciplines, careers, and everyday situations.
KEY TOPICS: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Basic Algebra: Solving Simple Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Percents, Signed Numbers, Basic Statistics, More on Algebra, Measurement and Units, Basic Geometry
MARKET: For all readers interested in Basic Mathematics
Full of examples, exercises, and applications to real-world situations, this textbook covers fundamental mathematical concepts like whole numbers, fractions, decimals, algebra, ratios, percents, signed numbers, statistics, measurements, and geometry. Skill development and its practical uses are emphasized. Color illustrations are included. Akst and Bragg teach at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)