Numeracy Tests For Dummies

Numeracy Tests For Dummies

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By (author) Colin Beveridge

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 20mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119953189
  • ISBN 13: 9781119953180
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 291,433

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The easy way to get practice and excel at numeracy tests Whether you're looking for a new job, applying to certain university courses, or attempting to join the military, you're increasingly likely to face a numeracy test as part of the screening process. And the only way to prepare for a numeracy test is practise. Numeracy Tests For Dummies is an accessible one-stop guide to pass these test. Featuring expert advice, instruction, review, and plenty of practise, Numeracy Tests For Dummies will help you succeed. Numeracy Tests For Dummies contains instruction and revision on: Basic mathematical knowledge and skills Data interpretation Quantitative reasoning Numerical sequencing

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Author information

Colin Beveridge , PhD, 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 and 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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The quick, easy way to master maths and conquer any numeracy test with easeJust when you thought you'd put maths behind you once and for all, along comes a numeracy test to challenge your wits and your patience. Never fear, "Numeracy Tests For Dummies" is here! Whether you're in the running for a great new job, applying to university, or planning to sign up for the military, this book gives you the expert guidance and the practise you need to ace the test.Know thy enemy - learn about the various types of numeracy tests and what's in them, as well as how to prepare yourself to face oneDivide and conquer - reacquaint yourself with the basics and discover quick-calculation techniquesTake their measure - recognise the correct answers more quicklyGive them no quarter - set yourself up for success with simple explanations and real-world examplesPut the odds in your favour - get to grips with easy techniques for working out different types of problems in a jiffyPractise, practise, practise - a range of practice tests help you to get comfortable with taking numeracy testsOpen the book and find: An overview of common numeracy testsA guide to figuring out what you know already and what you need to work onTricks for handling basicmaths problemsThe best ways to conquer fractions, decimals and percentagesA review of weights, measures, rates and metric conversionsTips on reading charts, tables and graphs at a glanceGo to for videos, step-by-step examples, how-to articles or to shop!Learn to: Identify your strengths and weaknessesReview essential maths conceptsTest your skills with practice problems

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Preparing for Your Numeracy Test 7 Chapter 1: Getting Started 9 Chapter 2: Putting a Practice Plan Together 25 Chapter 3: Tackling Test Day 37 Part II: A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Maths You Need 51 Chapter 4: Refreshing Your Basic Maths 53 Chapter 5: Blitzing Beyond the Basics 73 Chapter 6: Mastering Mental Arithmetic 91 Chapter 7: Reaching Into Real-World Maths 107 Chapter 8: Interpreting Data 125 Part III: Practice Tests 143 Chapter 9: Mental Arithmetic Tests 145 Chapter 10: Testing Real-World Maths 171 Chapter 11: Data Handling Tests 201 Chapter 12: Advanced Data Handling Tests 237 Chapter 13: Mixed Tests 255 Part IV: The Part of Tens 281 Chapter 14: Ten Ways To Find A Sense Of Calm While Studying 283 Chapter 15: Ten Ways To Motivate Yourself To Study 289 Chapter 16: Ten Tips For Tackling Tough Test Questions 297 Chapter 17: Ten Ways To Make Your Exam Easier 303 Index 309