Table of Contents for Kiss My Math : Showing Pre-algebra Who's Boss


Acknowledgments vi
Kiss My What? xi
FAQs: How to Use This Book xiii
PART 1: NUMBER STUFF
Chapter 1: Breath Mint, Anyone?
Adding and Subtracting Integers (Including Negative Numbers!)
1
Chapter 2: The Popular Crowd
The Associative and Commutative Properties
20
Chapter 3: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...
Multiplying and Dividing Integers (Including Negative Numbers!)
39
Chapter 4: A Relaxing Day at the Spa
Intro to Absolute Value
53
Chapter 5: Long-Distance Relationships: Are They Worth It?
Mean, Median, Mode
62
You Said: Most Embarrassing Moments in School!
73
Poll: What Guys Really Think...About Smart Girls
75
ON THE COVER
Quiz: Are You a Stress Case?
77
PART 2: VARIABLE STUFF
Chapter 6: The Blind Date
Getting Cozy with Variables
83
Chapter 7: Backpack Too Heavy?
Adding and Subtracting with Variables
99
Chapter 8: Something Just Went "Squish"
Multiplying and Dividing with Variables
107
Chapter 9: Do You Like Him Like Him?
Combining Like Terms
121
Chapter 10: The Costume Party
The Distributive Property
130
Chapter 11: Didn't That Guy Say He Was Going to Call?
Using Variables to Translate Word Problems
145
More Than 20 Ways to Beat Stress!
159
ON THE COVER
Math...In Jobs You Might Never Expect!
161
PART 3: SOLVING FOR X
Chapter 12: The Art of Gift Wrapping
Solving Equations
166
Chapter 13: Nope, She Never Gets Off the Phone
Word Problems and Variable Substitution
192
Chapter 14-: Can a Guy Be Too Cute?
Intro to Solving and Graphing Inequalities
210
You Said: Your Horror Stories About Procrastination!
226
Poll: What Guys Really Think...About Talented Girls
229
Quiz: Do You Pick Truly Supportive Friends?
231
ON THE COVER
PART 4: ALL ABOUT EXPONENTS
Chapter 15: Champagne and Caviar
Intro to Exponents
237
Chapter 16: Excuse Me, Have We Met Before?
Intro to Variables with Exponents
254
You Said: Well...THAT Didn't Work!
261
Do You Sudoku?
264
PART 5: INTRO TO FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHING LINES
Chapter 17: Secret Sausages
Intro to Functions
265
Chapter 18: Creative Uses for Bubblegum
Intro to Graphing Points and Lines
279
A Final Word 303
Math Test Survival Guide! 305
Appendix 313
Answer Key 320
Index 331
About the Author 336