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Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Chapter 1 The Whole Numbers

Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. 1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics

33 Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Positive Attitude Believe you can succeed. Scheduling Make sure you have time for your classes. Be Prepared Have all the materials you need; like a lab manual, calculator, or other supplies. Getting Ready for This Course

44 Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. General Tips for Success TipDetails Get a contact person Exchange names, phone numbers or e-mail addresses with at least one other person in class. Attend all class periods Sit near the front of the classroom to make hearing the presentation, and participating easier. Do your homework The more time you spend solving mathematics, the easier the process becomes. Check your work Review your steps, fix errors, and compare answers with the selected answers in the back of the book. Learn from your mistakes Find and understand your errors. Use them to become a better math student. Continued

66 Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Using This Text ResourceDetails Practice Problems Try each Practice Problem after you’ve finished its corresponding example. Chapter Test Prep Video CD Chapter Test exercises are worked out by the author, these are available off of the CD this book contains. Lecture Video CDs Exercises marked with a CD symbol are worked out by the author on a video CD. Check with your instructor to see if these are available. Symbols before an exercise set Symbols listed at the beginning of each exercise set will remind you of the available supplements. Objectives The main section of exercises in an exercise set is referenced by an objective. Use these if you are having trouble with an assigned problem. Continued

88 Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Getting Help TipDetails Get help as soon as you need it. Material presented in one section builds on your understanding of the previous section. If you don’t understand a concept covered during a class period, there is a good chance you won’t understand the concepts covered in the next period. For help, try your instructor, a tutoring center, or a math lab. A study group can also help increase your understanding of covered materials.

99 Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Preparing for and Taking an Exam Steps for Preparing for a Test 1.Review previous homework assignments. 2.Review notes from class and section-level quizzes you have taken. 3.Read the Highlights at the end of each chapter to review concepts and definitions. 4.Complete the Chapter Review at the end of each chapter to practice the exercises. 5.Take a sample test in conditions similar to your test conditions. 6.Set aside plenty of time to arrive where you will be taking the exam. Continued