Below are links to the individual Chapter 0 sections in the Math 52 book,

Elementary Algebra, A First Course in Algebraic Thinking, by Robert H. Prior

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Chapter 0 is entitled "The Foundations of Algebra; A Pre-Algebra Review"

Section 0.1 Properties and Definitions

  • The four basic operations
  • The Commutative and Associative Properties
  • The Identities
  • The Zero Product Property

Section 0.2 Exponents and Roots

  • Exponents
  • Powers of 10
  • Perfect Squares
  • Square Roots
  • Perfect Cubes
  • Cube Roots

Section 0.3 The Order of Operations

  • Evaluating a Numerical Expression
  • Grouping Symbols
  • Applying the Order of Operations
  • The Distributive Property

Section 0.4 Factors

  • Factor Pairs
  • Prime Numbers
  • Composite Numbers
  • Rules of Factors
  • Prime Factorization

Section 0.5 Common Factors and Multiples

  • The Greatest Common Factor
  • The Division Method
  • Relatively Prime
  • The Least Common Multiple

Section 0.6 Fractions, Multiplying and Dividing

  • Vocabulary of Fractions
  • Basic Rules of Fractions
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Building Up Fractions
  • Simplifying Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Reciprocals
  • Dividing Fractions

Section 0.7 Fractions, Adding and Subtracting

  • Unit Fractions
  • Naming Fractions
  • Combining Like Fractions
  • Finding the Least Common Denominator
  • Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
  • Combining Whole Numbers and Fractions

Section 0.8 Fractions, Decimals and Percents

  • Rewriting Decimals and Fractions
  • Terminating Decimals
  • Repeating Decimals
  • Percent and Percentage
  • Writing Decimals and Percents

Chapter 0 Focus Answers

Dividing Whole Numbers