The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems

Translated for People Who Don't Speak Math
Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615640836
Category: Mathematics
Page: 477
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"Over 800 basic math and pre-algebra problems with comprehensive solutions for all major topics"--Cover.

The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems


Author: Robert Donnelly,W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101151390
Category: Mathematics
Page: 560
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Following the successful, 'The Humongous Books', in calculus and algebra, bestselling author Mike Kelley takes a typical statistics workbook, full of solved problems, and writes notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. By learning how to interpret and solve problems as they are presented in statistics courses, students prepare to solve those difficult problems that were never discussed in class but are always on exams. - With annotated notes and explanations of missing steps throughout, like no other statistics workbook on the market - An award-winning former math teacher whose website (calculus-help.com) reaches thousands every month, providing exposure for all his books

The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1436242789
Category: Mathematics
Page: 576
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When the numbers just don't add up... Following in the footsteps of the successful The Humongous Books of Calculus Problems, bestselling author Michael Kelley has taken a typical algebra workbook, and made notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. Students will learn how to interpret and solve 1000 problems as they are typically presented in algebra courses-and become prepared to solve those problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in missing steps needed to reach the solution, making this book like no other algebra workbook on the market.

The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646981
Category: Mathematics
Page: 592
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An ingenious problem-solving solution for befuddled math students. A bestselling math book author takes what appears to be a typical geometry workbook, full of solved problems, and makes notes in the margins adding missing steps and simplifying concepts so that otherwise baffling solutions are made perfectly clear. By learning how to interpret and solve problems as they are presented in courses, students become fully prepared to solve any obscure problem. No more solving by trial and error! - Includes 1000 problems and solutions - Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in missing steps needed to reach the solution, making this book like no other geometry workbook on the market - The previous two books in the series on calculus and algebra sell very well

The Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems


Author: W Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101598085
Category: Mathematics
Page: 464
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Most math and science study guides are a reflection of the college professors who write them-dry, difficult, and pretentious. The Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems is the exception. Author Mike Kelley has taken what appears to be a typical t

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646973
Category: Mathematics
Page: 576
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Now students have nothing to fear! Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they're teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Calculus has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. --Includes 1,000 problems with comprehensive solutions --Annotated notes throughout the text clarify what's being asked in each problem and fill in missing steps --Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher

The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615643745
Category: Mathematics
Page: 480
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The Humongous Books are typically 464 pages and contain 650 to 1,000 completed problems. They are designed to look like textbooks with problems and answers that have had handwritten notes added by a mentor, peer, or previous student who clarified the process, formula, and steps that went into solving the problem. The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems takes a typical SAT study guide of solved math problems and provides easy-to-follow margin notes that add missing steps and simplify the solutions, thereby preparing students to solve all types of problems that appear in both levels of the SAT math exam.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592573011
Category: Mathematics
Page: 333
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A guide to precalculus covers the basics of algebra and trigonometry, with explanations and problems covering such topics as polynomials, functions, oblique triangles, and ellipses and hyperbolas.

Solving Algebra Word Problems


Author: Judith Barclay
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534495732
Category: Mathematics
Page: 128
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Become a better problem solver with SOLVING ALGEBRA WORD PROBLEMS! Designed to give you practice applying a five-step problem-solving strategy to a variety of problem types, this mathematics text provides you with the practice and support you need to succeed in math. The most common types of word problems that are encountered in elementary and intermediate algebra textbooks are included to help you become a better problem solver, build confidence, and decrease anxiety.

Number Freak

From 1 to 200- The Hidden Language of Numbers Revealed
Author: Derrick Niederman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101135484
Category: Mathematics
Page: 304
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A compulsively readable look at the secret language of numbers- their role in nature, movies, science, and everything in between. What do Fight Club, wallpaper patterns, George Balanchine's Serenade, and Italian superstitions have in common? They're all included in the entry for the number 17 in this engaging book about numbers- detailing their unique properties, patterns, appeal, history, and lore. Author Derrick Niederman takes readers on a guided tour of the numbers 1 to 300-covering everything from basic mathematical principles to ancient unsolved theorems, from sublime theory to delightfully arcane trivia. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs, plus 50 challenging mathematical brainteasers (with answers), this book will fascinate and engage readers of all levels of mathematical skill and knowledge. Includes such gems as: ? There are 42 eyes in a deck of cards, and 42 dots on a pair of dice ? In order to fill in a map so that neighboring regions never get the same color, one never needs more than four colors ? Hells Angels use the number 81 in their insignia because the initials "H" and "A" are the eighth and first numbers in the alphabet respectively

Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies


Author: Mark Zegarelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470640708
Category: Mathematics
Page: 192
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Many students worry about starting algebra. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies provides an overview of critical pre-algebra concepts to help new algebra students (and their parents) take the next step without fear. Free of ramp-up material, Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical pre-algebra course, from fractions, decimals, and percents to scientific notation and simple variable equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical pre-algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

The Secrets of Triangles

A Mathematical Journey
Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616145889
Category: Mathematics
Page: 387
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Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing "secrets." For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common point-no matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry. Flying in the face of the common impression that mathematics is usually dry and intimidating, this book proves that this sometimes-daunting, abstract discipline can be both fun and intellectually stimulating. The authors, two veteran math educators, explore the multitude of surprising relationships connected with triangles and show some clever approaches to constructing triangles using a straightedge and a compass. Readers will learn how they can improve their problem-solving skills by performing these triangle constructions. The lines, points, and circles related to triangles harbor countless surprising relationships that are presented here in a very engaging fashion.

How Mathematics Happened

The First 50,000 Years
Author: Peter Strom Rudman
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921761
Category: Mathematics
Page: 314
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In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions? Why did the Babylonians use an awkward number system based on multiples of 60?Rudman answers such intriguing questions, arguing that some mathematical thinking is universal and timeless. The similarity of the Babylonian and Mayan number systems, two cultures widely separated in time and space, illustrates the argument. He then traces the evolution of number systems from finger counting in hunter-gatherer cultures to pebble counting in herder-farmer cultures of the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys, which defined the number systems that continued to be used even after the invention of writing.With separate chapters devoted to the remarkable Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics of the era from about 3500 to 2000 BCE, when all of the basic arithmetic operations and even quadratic algebra became doable, Rudman concludes his interpretation of the archeological record.Since some of the mathematics formerly credited to the Greeks is now known to be a prior Babylonian invention, Rudman adds a chapter that discusses the math used by Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, and Hippasus, which has Babylonian roots, illustrating the watershed difference in abstraction and rigor that the Greeks introduced. He also suggests that we might improve present-day teaching by taking note of how the Greeks taught math.Complete with sidebars offering recreational math brainteasers, this engrossing discussion of the evolution of mathematics will appeal to both scholars and lay readers with an interest in mathematics and its history.Peter S. Rudman (Haifa, Israel) is professor (ret.) of solid-state physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the author of more than 100 articles in physics.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592574718
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
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Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when . . . BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses . . . CALCULUS! Not to fear-The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, like its predecessor, is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra Word Problems


Author: Izolda Fotiyeva
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615640379
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
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Provides easy-to-follow explanations of algebra word problems, examining key algebraic concepts, explaning how to break down a word problem, and including over one hundred written sample problems.

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

Translated for People who Don't Speak Math
Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781592575121
Category: Mathematics
Page: 565
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Let's face it. Math textbooks are not published out of the goodness of people's hearts. They're published because most of the people who write them will get fired from their jobs as college professors if they don't publish a textbook every now and then. This book, however, is an exception. Mike Kelley, bestselling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made notes in the margins adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions so that what could be baffling to students is made perfectly clear. It's as if your best friend-who just happens to be a calculus wiz and who's painfully aware of your mathematical shortcomings-got a hold of your calculus workbook and went bananas with his ink pen, illuminating everything you find confusing! He was even kind enough to write legibly! No longer will befuddled students cry out in frustration: "Where the %#*! did that number come from?" or "Did they skip steps in this answer or am I just dumb?".

Games for Math


Author: Peggy Kaye
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 030780934X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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At a time when the poor math performance of American school children has labeled us a "nation of underachievers," what can parents--often themselves daunted by the mysteries of mathematics--do to help their children? In Games for Math, Peggy Kaye--teacher extraordinaire and author of the highly praised Games for Reading--gives parents more than fifty marvelous and effective ways to help their children learn math by doing just what kids love best: playing games. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra, 2nd Edition


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101460792
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
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Just the facts (and figures) to understanding algebra. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Algebra has been updated to include easier-to-read graphs and additional practice problems. It covers variationsof standard problems that will assist students with their algebra courses, along with all the basic concepts, including linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, conic sections, discrete math, word problemsand more. -Written in an easy-to-comprehend style to make math concepts approachable -Award-winning math teacher and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Calculus and the bestselling advanced placement book in ARCO's "Master" series Download a sample chapter.

Idiot's Guides: Calculus I


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465454128
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
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Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not ... at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when ... BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses ... CALCULUS! Not to fear--Idiot's Guides: Calculus I is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

The Tiger That Isn't

Seeing Through a World of Numbers
Author: Andrew Dilnot,Michael Blastland
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847650791
Category: Mathematics
Page: 192
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Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it can be understood without any jargon, any formulas - and in fact not even many numbers. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks - or create policies - which can waste millions of pounds. It is liberating to understand when numbers are telling the truth or being used to lie, whether it is health scares, the costs of government policies, the supposed risks of certain activities or the real burden of taxes.