This one semester prealgebra text bridges the gap between arithmetic and beginning algebra and is suitable for a variety of course formats, including lab (both supervised and self-placed) lecture, group, and a combination of all three. With a heavy emphasis on important study skills and habit, this work aims to instill mathematical confidence and help build a solid foundation for students going on the future maths courses. This text provides a treatment of algebra and arithmetic, allowing students to better understand the relationship between the two. Group activities, scientific calculator exercises, critical thinking problems and exercises requiring written answers are included throughout the text, in accordance with NCTM guidelines.