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Everyday Math for Everyday Life: A Handbook for When It Just Doesn't Add up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    everyday Math for everyday and everywhere life !

    Do you need to brush up on your math skill? are you a math teacher looking for new tricks to help you make math easier to understand? when it comes to fractions are you totally lost , especially when converting to decimals? do you have trouble doing percentages in your head? are you homeschooling your kids and want to teach them the proper way to do math ? I honestly urge you to keep the book ' everyday Math for everyday life ' near by and to use it as a reference. Really ,Mark Ryan , did an excellent book! The book is easy to read and follow, it keeps Math simple! Its topics present basic math skills used in everyday situations : buying, paying taxes, banking, investing,currency conversions...... 'everyday Math for everyday life' is an excellent guide which shows you how to work smarter not harder. This guide is a set of tips and tools to help you improving your personal finances and to save money. you'll learn how to : -balancing your checkbook -paying off your credit cards -buying less insurance theise practices will really benefit you. Mark Ryan has a knack for explaining math. So take the book 'everyday Math for everyday life ' with you , everywhere you go , because you will use it as a reference. This is why I choose the headline of my review : 'everyday Math for everyday and everywhere life!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    A Personalized Rusty Math Book

    Everyday Math for Everyday Life could serve as a perfect stand-in for my, or anyone else's, personal math tutor! Mark Ryan's talent for mathematics coupled with a desire to help others is evident as he offers refreshing instruction to those of us with weak or rusty math skill. Subtle humor splashed the pages while I learned how to tackle the seemingly complex situations involving math in my daily life. With this book as a guide, I'll never fear helping children with math homework again, nor will I duck away from conversation involving finance or insurance. I might have overlooked this book had I not been led to it during a math course, and for that I'm grateful, because it will hold center stage in my library from now on and should be the math book of choice for any average person as an invaluable resource of basic formulas and fundamental math concepts. Very easy to read and follow, it keeps math simple and fun. My conclusion is that everyone should have had a math instructor like Mr. Ryan. Owning his book is the next best thing.

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