Basic Maths For Dummies

Basic Maths For Dummies

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By (author) Colin Beveridge

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 378 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 24mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119974526
  • ISBN 13: 9781119974529
  • Edition statement: UK ed
  • Sales rank: 45,424

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Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills.Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as: * Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success * Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear * Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes * How to handle statistics and gauge probability Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.

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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'.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Whole Numbers: The Building Blocks of Maths 7 Chapter 1: Getting Started 9 Chapter 2: Setting Yourself Up for Success 23 Chapter 3: It All Adds Up: Addition and Subtraction 35 Chapter 4: Equal Piles: Multiplying and Dividing 53 Chapter 5: Are We Nearly There Yet? Rounding and Estimating 75 Part II: Parts of the Whole 89 Chapter 6: Cake or Death: Fractions without Fear 91 Chapter 7: What's the Point? Dealing with Decimals 107 Chapter 8: It's All Relative: Ratios and Proportions 123 Chapter 9: Perfect Percentages, 100% of the Time 137 Part III: Sizing Up Weights, Shapes and Measures 151 Chapter 10: Clocking Time 153 Chapter 11: Working with Cold, Hard Cash 163 Chapter 12: Taking the Weight Off Your Shoulders 175 Chapter 13: Feeling the Heat 189 Chapter 14: That s About the Size of It 203 Chapter 15: Shaping Up 223 Part IV: Statistically Speaking 237 Chapter 16: Data Mining (No Hard Hat Required) 239 Chapter 17: Top of the Charts 255 Chapter 18: Average Joe 275 Chapter 19: What Are the Chances? 289 Part V: The Part of Tens 305 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Prepare Yourself Before You Start Studying 307 Chapter 21: Ten Tricks for Remembering Your Number Facts 313 Chapter 22: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 323 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Make Any Exam Easier 327 Index 333