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Basic Maths for Dummies : UK Edition - Colin Beveridge

Basic Maths for Dummies

UK Edition


Published: 29th July 2011
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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 – a position he finds 'far more enjoyable than real work'.



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    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

    ISBN: 9781119974529
    ISBN-10: 1119974526
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 376
    Published: 29th July 2011
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.8  x 2.2
    Edition Number: 1