Fun, friendly coaching and all the practice you need to tackle maths problems with confidence and ease. In his popular Basic Maths For Dummies , professional maths tutor Colin Beveridge proved that he could turn anyone - even the most maths-phobic person - into a natural-born number cruncher. In this book he supplies more of his unique brand of maths-made- easy coaching, plus 2,000 practice problems to help you master what you learn. Whether you're prepping for a numeracy test or an employability exam, thinking of returning to school, or you'd just like to be one of those know-it-alls who says, 'Oh, that's easy!' about any maths problem that comes your way, this book is for you. Master basic arithmetic, fast - in no time, solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems will seem as easy as tying your shoes. Face down fractions - you'll never again feel shy around fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios. Juggle weights and measures like a pro - whether it's a question of how much it weighs, how long (or far) it is, or how much it costs, you'll never be at a loss for an answer. Make shapes your playthings - circles, squares, triangles and rectangles - you'll measure them, draw them and manipulate them with ease. Open the book and find: 2,000 pencil-and-paper practice problems; the keys to mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; the lowdown on fractions, decimals and percentages; basic geometry made easy; how to handle weights, measures and money problems; and, how to read charts, tables and graphs at a glance. Learn to: master maths with more than 2,000 practice questions; add, subtract, multiply and divide with confidence; work with decimals, fractions and percentages; and, size up weights and measures.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Colin Beveridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: Width: 13.70cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.60cm
ISBN 10: 1118351622
Publication Date: 07 September 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Table of ContentsIntroduction 1 Part I: The Building Blocks of Maths 7 Chapter 1: Getting Started 9 Chapter 2: Introducing the Basics: Addition and Subtraction 17 Chapter 3: Equal Piles: Multiplying and Dividing 35 Chapter 4: Are We Nearly There Yet? Estimating and Rounding 53 Part II: Working with Parts of the Whole 67 Chapter 5: Facing Fractions without Fear 69 Chapter 6: What's the Point? Dealing with Decimals 91 Chapter 7: It's All Relative: Tackling Ratio and Proportion 107 Chapter 8: Working Out Perfect Percentages, 100% of the Time 127 Part III: Real-life Maths 147 Chapter 9: Clocking Time 149 Chapter 10: Counting the Cash: Dealing with Money 171 Chapter 11: Working with Weights 189 Chapter 12: Feeling the Heat: Getting to Grips with Temperature 203 Chapter 13: Sizing Up Shapes 219 Chapter 14: Sharpening Your Knowledge of Shapes 241 Part IV: Speaking Statistically 259 Chapter 15: Mining Data (No Hard Hat Required) 261 Chapter 16: Grappling with Graphs 289 Chapter 17: Average Joe: Sussing Out Statistics 299 Chapter 18: What Are the Chances? Playing with Probability 313 Part V: The Part of Tens 325 Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Ways to Check Your Work 327 Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Remembering Your Number Facts 333 Chapter 21: Ten Top Tips for Getting Things Right 341 Index 347
Colin Beveridge holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of St Andrews. He gave up a position as a researcher at Montana State University (working with NASA, among other projects) to become a full--time maths tutor, helping adults, GCSE, A--level and university students overcome their fear of maths -- a position he finds far more enjoyable than real work.
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