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# Basic Maths for Dummies

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Paperback Published: 29th July 2011
ISBN: 9781119974529
Number Of Pages: 376

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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. About The Author

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 â€“ 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 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: Thatâ€™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

ISBN: 9781119974529
ISBN-10: 1119974526
Series: For Dummies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 29th July 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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