Basic Maths For Dummies
Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as:
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'.
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