Fundamentals of Math Book 1


by Jerry Ortner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781434358752

About the Book

About the book:


This pre-algebra workbook will give all middle and junior high school students the opportunity to review the basic and necessary mathematical skills that are prerequisites for Algebra I. Seventy-one lessons are devoted to basic operational skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for whole numbers, fractions and percents.


Exponents, greatest common factors, least common multiples, ratio and proportions are thoroughly discussed. Story problems such as distance-rate-time, fractional parts and percents are focal pints of our review. Working with signed numbers, algebraic addition, order of operations and simple equations are practiced.


Many of these simple equations, which contain fractions and decimals besides whole numbers, give the pre-algebra student that extra push needed to begin Algebra I positively.


This consumable workbook culminates with distributive property problems, PEMDAS (parenthesis, exponents, multiply, divide, addition, subtraction) examples alongside signed numbers and two-step equations. Answers are provided for each practice problem along with numerous examples of every basic mathematical concept discussed throughout this workbook. Enjoy with workbook preparing for your next mathematical step.

About the Author

About the Author:


Born in Buffalo, New York, Jerry Ortner spent his early childhood in CORFU, a small community in Genesee County. After high school his family moved to the Philadelphia area. Upon graduation from college in Philly, he spent five years teaching math at Kennett Square High School in Pennslyvania. After a brief internship with a financial broker, he returned to teaching math at Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware.


At Concord he helped rewrite the year-long Algebra II and semester course in trigonometry into an integrated approach, weaving both courses together into a calendar year. As a result of his work, many students were able to consolidate three semesters of math into two.


Returning to the financial field, he was assistant manager of shareholder services of a Fortune 500 corporation; a bank marketing executive; and president of a proxy processing company in Valley Forge, Pennslyvania, for over a decade.