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    DescriptionDoes your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - 'Great at my job - Crap at Numbers' is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/ Areas covered include: Mental Maths Terminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billions Unwholesome numbers: fractions and decimals Common Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange rates Ratios and proportions Measuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and Mean Probability and odds Entr?e Economics Show me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers. TRY THIS Fun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


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    Title
    Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers: Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heidi Smith, By (author) Peter Stokes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 186 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444102253
    ISBN 10: 1444102257
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VSN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 18600
    DC22: 513
    BISAC V2.8: REF015000
    BIC E4L: BAS
    BISAC V2.8: MAT004000
    BIC subject category V2: PBC
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    Thema V1.0: PBC, VSN
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    27 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mac Bride has many years' experience of teaching maths and computing. This invaluable teaching background has made him a much sought-after author in the UK and internationally. Heidi Smith is the author-editor of a series of psychometric testing books and has several years experience designing and managing training programmes for businesses.
    Table of contents
    Personal Introduction: What is mathematics and arithmetic? Chapter 1 Basically the basics: Mental Maths: Chapter 2 Unwholesome numbers: Fractions and Decimals. Chapter 3 Doing business over there: Common conversions. Chapter 4 Measuring business performance: Priceless Percentages. Chapter 5 Numbers at work; reading a spreadsheet. Chapter 6 Value for Money: Averages, ratios and proportions. Chapter 7 Assessing the Competition: x, y and a day at the races. Chapter 8 The Life Science: Entree Economics. Chapter 9 Show me my money: Personal Finance. Chapter 10 Living numeracy: where to find out more. Summary of learning points. List of useful organisations. Free training and help