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Name: Fundamentals of Mathematics
ID: col10615
Language: English (en)
Summary: Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern prealgebra course, as well as topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who
  1. have had a previous course in prealgebra,
  2. wish to meet the prerequisite of a higher level course such as elementary algebra, and
  3. need to review fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques.
Collection Subtype: Textbook
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: addition, decimals, fractions, fundamentals, k-12, mathematics, pre-algebra, prealgebra, signed numbers, subtraction
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Denny Burzynski (, Wade Ellis (
Copyright Holders: Denny Burzynski (, Wade Ellis (
Maintainers: Denny Burzynski (, Wade Ellis (, Judy Baker (, Math Editors (, UniqU, LLC (, Connexions (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 12, 2008 4:02 pm US/Central
Last revision to collection: Aug 18, 2010 1:10 am GMT-5


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Version History

Version: 1.4 Aug 18, 2010 1:10 am GMT-5 by Collins Williamson
Added supplemental links, updated metadata. Final publish by UniqU.

Version: 1.3 Aug 9, 2010 5:04 pm GMT-5 by Collins Williamson
initial complete Connexionized publication

Version: 1.2 Jul 21, 2010 1:21 am GMT-5 by Collins Williamson
Chapter one Connexionized. 

Version: 1.1 Dec 12, 2008 6:17 pm US/Central by Judy Baker

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