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
View: 5876

"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
View: 553

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
View: 7002

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
View: 4554

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 Calculus Problems


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646973
Category: Mathematics
Page: 576
View: 9109

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
View: 1851

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 Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems


Author: W Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101598085
Category: Mathematics
Page: 464
View: 5461

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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592574718
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
View: 725

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


Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 315
View: 1920

Enhanced by easier-to-read graphs and additional practice problems, an introduction to algebra covers the basic principles of mathematics, including linear equations, inequalities, polynomials, exponents, logarithms, word problems, and more, all written in an easy-to-undertand style. Original.

Beyond Numeracy


Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030783333X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 304
View: 9212

From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.

Math Doesn't Suck

How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Author: Danica McKellar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121371X
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 5479

This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

Humongous Book of Cartooning


Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823085589
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 5328

Chris Hart's Humongous Book of Cartooning is a great value book covering everything the beginner needs to master cartooning. It teaches how to draw cartoon people, fantasy characters, layouts, background design and much more. This latest cartoon title from Chris Hart, the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books, packs a wallop. It's the cartooning book that has it all: cartoon people, animals, retro-style "toons'", funny robots (no one has ever done cartoon robots in a how-to book before, and movies like "Wall-E" and "Robots" were smash hits and prove their appeal), fantasy characters and even sections on cartoon costumes, character design, and cartoon backgrounds and composition. The Humongous Book of Cartooning is humongous, not only because it's so big, but also because it includes a huge amount of original eye-catching characters and copious visual "side hints" that Chris is famous for. There is more actual instruction in this book than in any other of Chris' cartooning titles. In short, if you want to know how to draw cartoons, Chris Hart's Humongous Book of Cartooning is for you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Solving Algebra Word Problems


Author: Judith Barclay
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534495732
Category: Mathematics
Page: 128
View: 2377

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra Word Problems


Author: Izolda Fotiyeva
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615640379
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
View: 9145

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
View: 4634

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?".

A Tour of the Calculus


Author: David Berlinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307789730
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
View: 6813

Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe. "An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Manga Guide to Databases


Author: Mana Takahashi,Shoko Azuma,Trend-pro Co., Ltd
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271905
Category: Computers
Page: 213
View: 1102

Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you. Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems—with the practical magic of databases. In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication. Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases. (Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl—the arrogant prince or the humble servant.) This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.

The Secrets of Triangles

A Mathematical Journey
Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616145889
Category: Mathematics
Page: 387
View: 2695

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
View: 5130

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.

Trigonometry For Dummies


Author: Mary Jane Sterling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118827570
Category: Mathematics
Page: 384
View: 6862

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles... mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications in fields as broad as financial analysis, music theory, biology, medical imaging, cryptology, game development, and seismology. From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English and offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers. Tracks to a typical Trigonometry course at the high school or college level Packed with example trig problems From the author of Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies Trigonometry For Dummies is for any student who needs an introduction to, or better understanding of, high-school to college-level trigonometry.