This book is designed to help a variety of readers bridge the gap between arithmetic and algebra. Slightly more rigorous than most arithmetic books - ... Show synopsis This book is designed to help a variety of readers bridge the gap between arithmetic and algebra. Slightly more rigorous than most arithmetic books -- but not as difficult or comprehensive as elementary algebra books -- it uses an innovative, "integrated arithmetic/algebra approach" that develops algebraic skills using "small steps," spirals topics throughout, emphasizes that algebra rules are just an "extension" of arithmetic, and teaches readers the specific study skills necessary to accommodate their individual learning styles -- including skills for "translating" the language of mathematics into plain English. Covers: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Number Expressions. Multiplication and division of Whole Number Expressions. Signed Numbers. Fractions and Ratio and Proportion. Equations and Polynomials. Fractional Expressions. Decimals and Percents and Radical Expressions. Graphing and Statistics. Measurement and Geometric Figures. For those with math anxiety or frustration who need to make the transition from arithmetic to algebra.