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Math Matters Resources

At GNTC Libraries

Math matters at GNTC's campus libraries!  There are many library resources available to help you succeed in your Math courses.  Use the tabs below to explore and access books, audio visual materials, and journals related to Mathematics. 

GNTC Campus Libraries Offer:

  • Graphing and scientific calculators for check out
  • Computers for student use
  • A quiet place to study
  • Access to library resources on math including books, audio visual materials, and journals


Math Library Resources

Library Resources on Math

GNTC libraries have many materials related to math. Use the tabs below to navigate various types of resources. Search the online catalog or visit for additional materials.

Books on Math


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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies - Mark T. ZegarelliEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 39.3 .Z4437 B37 2007
ISBN: 9780470135372
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
"Whether you’re a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you’ll build necessary skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations." - Back cover.

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Algebra - Rhonda HuettenmuellerEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 152.3 .H8488 A44 2011
ISBN: 9780071743617
Publication Date: 2010-11-11
Written in a step-by-step format, this guide covers fractions, variables, decimals, negative numbers, exponents, roots, and factoring. Techniques for solving linear and quadratic equations and applications are also discussed in detail.

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The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra - Jason MarshallEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 157 .M377 M38 2011
ISBN: 9780312569563
Publication Date: 2011-07-05
A plane leaves New York going 400 m.p.h. Another plane leaves Los Angeles going 350 m.p.h...Yikes! Those dreaded word problems have instilled math phobia in generations of students. Now, The Math Dude is here to take the agony out of algebra. In The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, Jason Marshall, host of the top ranked Math Dude podcast, kicks things off with a short, basic-training course to review simple math principles you’ll need to get started. Once you’ve mastered the key concepts, you’ll be ready to move on to the main event: understanding algebra.

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Hot X - Algebra Exposed! - Danica McKellarEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA159 .M34 2010
ISBN: 9781594630705
Publication Date: 2010-08-03
Actress and math genius Danica McKellar continues to shatter the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace middle school math--and actually feel cool doing it! With Danica’s trademark sass and style, this book tackles algebra: the most feared of all math classes and the most common roadblock to high school graduation. McKellar instantly puts her readers at ease, showing teenage girls--and anyone taking algebra--how to feel confident and master square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems and more, without breaking a sweat (or a nail).--From publisher description.

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A Guide to Conquering the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test - Anthony E. Clement; Stephen MajewiczEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 43 .C5464 G85 2009
ISBN: 9780558376819
Publication Date: 2009-07-22
A Guide to Conquering the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test is self-contained and gives comprehensive coverage of topics (Pre-algebra and Algebra) often encountered on the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. It is unique since it focuses solely on preparing students to pass the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. The text is written with the student in mind. Therefore, it offers an uncomplicated approach for ease of comprehension, which is then reinforced by lots of follow-up examples that illustrate the rules. The guide uses standard as well as alternative techniques that help students “get it”. A skeleton of this text has been used by one of the authors’ students with great success. Thus, this finished more “polished” version would be of invaluable help for all students preparing to take the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Test. The text can be used for a fast paced Immersion Program as well as for an entire semester course.

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eBooks on Math

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Mathematics - John Daintith; Richard Rennie; Carol GibsonEdit/Delete
ISBN: 9781438109473
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Encompassing every mathematical term and concept of interest, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Fourth Edition conveys information to students and general readers in a proven, accessible format. This fourth edition contains approximately 320 new entries, dozens of new line illustrations, new pronunciation symbols, a list of websites, and a bibliography. Current entries and back matter have been revised as needed. Relating significant information in a non-specialist manner, this dictionary is an invaluable resource.

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History of Mathematics - John TabakEdit/Delete
ISBN: 9781438135854
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Algebra, Revised Edition describes the history of both strands of algebraic thought. This updated resource describes some of the earliest progress in algebra as well as some of the mathematicians in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece who contributed to this early period. It goes on to explore the many breakthroughs in algebraic techniques as well as how letters were used to represent numbers. New material has been added to the chapter on "modern" algebra, a type of mathematical research that continues to occupy the attention of many mathematicians today.

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The Facts on File Algebra Handbook - Deborah ToddEdit/Delete
ISBN: 9781438109527
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
This book is designed to give students a broad understanding of the basics of algebra. Algebra fundamentals are essential for solving problems in other parts of mathematics as well, such as algebraic geometry. The Facts On File Algebra Handbook delivers algebra made easy and accessible to everyone.

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Encyclopedia of Mathematics - James TantonEdit/Delete
ISBN: 9781438110080
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia designed for high school through early college students. More than 1,000 entries, numerous essays, and more than 150 photographs and illustrations cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this area of science. In order to provide a well-rounded, completely accessible reference, the author worked closely with teachers of all levels in developing subject material and a sound understanding of mathematical concepts, and on teaching analytical thinking.

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Bob Miller's Basic Math and Prealgebra - Robert MillerEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA39.3 .M57 2002eb
ISBN: 0071416757
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Utilizing the author’s acclaimed and patented fail-safe methodology for making mathematics easy to understand, Bob Miller’s Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless enhances students’ facility in these techniques and in understanding the basics.

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DVDs & Software on Math

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The Algebra 1 Tutor: Volume 1 - Math Tutor DVDEdit/Delete
Publication Date: 2010
Learn with step-by-step worked Algebra Problems.
Prepare for exams, Algebra homework, and quizzes.

Use as an Algebra review for standardized tests.
Gain confidence in Algebra!

Disk 1
Sect 1 - Real Numbers And Their Graphs
Sect 2 - Fractions
Sect 3 - Exponents

Disk 2
Sect 4 - Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
Sect 5 - Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Sect 6 - Algebraic Expressions

Disk 3
Sect 7 - Properties of Real Numbers
Sect 8 - Introduction to Equations
Sect 9 - Solving More Equations
Sect 10 - Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations

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Basic Math Series - Standard DeviantsEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 39.3 .B3753 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Students will no longer be intimidated by new and seemingly complex concepts in math. With the guidance of the enthusiastic Standard Deviants, these DVDs provide an exciting way to learn. Lessons start with basic concepts and move up with plenty of fun examples. Students will learn about integers, exponents, rounding, order of operations, scientific notation, decimals, fractions, and more. Math will become second nature.

Programs in this Series:
Module 1: Integers and Addition
Module 2: Subtracting Integers
Module 3: Multiplying Integers
Module 4: Dividing Integers
Module 5: Integer Grab Bag
Module 6: Working with Decimals
Module 7: Fraction Basics
Module 8: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Module 9: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Module 10: Ratios and Percents
Basic Math Super Pack

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Mastering Essential Math Skills: Pre-algebra concepts - Richard FisherEdit/Delete
Call Number: QA 139 .M3784 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Math teacher Richard Fisher explains and demonstrates mathematical concepts relating to pre-algebra. Can be used alone or in conjunction with Fisher’s textbook of the same name.

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Journals on Math

Mathematics Databases in GALILEO

Searching within individual databases will produce better results than the main GALILEO search.  Listed below are some databases related to Mathematics.  Try searching these databases for full text articles.

Note: Off campus access requires a password.  Contact library staff for assistance.

Mathematics Journals and Magazines in Print

Access the following journals at GNTC libraries.

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education - National Council of Teachers of MathematicsEdit/Delete
The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education is distinctive among scholarly journals for many reasons, one of which is its roots within the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), an organization of practicing teachers. Because both the Council and the community of mathematics education researchers have so fully supported its development, JRME has grown in both stature and size until its branches reach far beyond its North American roots. Today, JRME has international prominence and is viewed as one of the top mathematics education research journals.

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