Course Description
PCM 23, PreCollege Mathematics is a noncredit mathematics course designed for students who must acquire fundamental skills to advance to community college mathematics courses.
Students taking PCM 23 will review the basic arithmetic skills: operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Other topics include: ratio and proportion, measurement, and signed numbers. Study skills, time management, note taking, test preparation, and anxietyreduction are emphasized.
Supervised collaborative work groups, progressmonitoring, counseling, and computerassisted instruction will be major components of the class. See detailed objectives.
Circulating Books in KCC Library

Prentice Hall Refresher Mathematics  Whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percent, consumer applications, measurement, basic geometry, introductory algebra. In the READ collection. 

Basic Math & PreAlgebra for Dummies  Whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, picturing and measuring, basic geometry, introductory algebra. 

Bob Miller's Basic Math and PreAlgebra for the Clueless  Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, basic equations, graphing points & lines, percentages, ratios, basic geometry, beginning trigonometry, preview of statistics and probability. Plenty of examples, but no real practice problems. 

Cliffs Quick Review: Basic Math and PreAlgebra  Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers, exponents, measurement, graphs, probability, series, basic equations. 

Super Review: Basic Math & PreAlgebra  Integers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, exponents. Includes some introductory algebra and geometry. Features concise exposition, with the primary focus on stepbystep solutions to numerous example problems. 

Master Math: Basic Math & PreAlgebra  Integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, exponents, logarithms, roots, statistics and probability. Concise explanation, examples. No practice problems. 

Basic Math Refresher  Addition, Subtrction, multiplication, division, decimals, rounding, percentage, fractions, averages, sales tax, discounts, measurements, graphs. Very basic math. 

Life Skills Math  Money, fractions, decimals, percents, word problems, measurement. In the READ collection. 

Stein's Refresher Mathematics  Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, squares and square roots, informal geometry, measurement, signed numbers, ratio and proportion, consumer applications. Includes practice problems with solutions. 
Online Books (ebrary)  KCC Student

PreAlgebra Demystified: A SelfTeaching Guide  Integers, fractions, decimals, percents, basic equations, ratios, informal geometry, measurement, graphing, introduction to monomials and polynomials. Many examples, practice problems, and endofchapter quizzes, all with answers provided. 

Schaum's Outlines: Review of Elementary Mathematics, 2nd Ed.  Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers, basic equations, ratios, introductory geometry. Includes practice problems, although the answers are generally given on the same page. 

Bob Miller's Basic Math and PreAlgebra for the Clueless, 2nd Ed.  Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, basic equations, graphing points & lines, percentages, ratios, basic geometry, beginning trigonometry, preview of statistics and probability. Plenty of examples, but no real practice problems. 

Arithmetic and Algebra Again (2nd Edition)  Part One: Algebra. Whole numbers, integers, decimals and percents, fractions, measurements. Part Two: Algebra. Basic operations, equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems. Part Three: Practical Mathematics. Applications, mathematics in banking, statistics, probability, calculators 
Interactive Practice
FreeRice: Basic Math  Ten levels of problems, from basic addition to fractions, decimals, and exponents. This website raises money for the UN World Food Program.
Khan Academy  Starts with basic arithmetic, allowing advancement only after a specified number of problems in a row have been answered without error. Over 75 total lessons, continuing all the way up into introductory calculus topics. This site requires an email address for registration.
Videos
Khan Academy: PreAlgebra  Blackboardstyle videos with audio explanation. See also the preceding section for a review of arithmetic. 