A guide to Math success!

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.

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GNTC libraries have many materials related to math. Use the tabs below to navigate various types of resources. Search the online catalog or visit http://www.gntc.edu/library for additional materials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.* *

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Call Number: AVAILABLE at the WHITFIELD MURRAY CAMPUS LIBRARY

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.