Basic Mathematics

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Do you shy away from using numbers? Basic Mathematics can help

An easy-to-follow guide,Basic Mathematics will ensure you gain the confidence you need to tackle math and overcome your fears. It offers simple explanations of all the key areas, including decimals, percentages, measurements and graphs, and applies them to everyday situations, games and puzzles to give you ...

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Overview

Do you shy away from using numbers? Basic Mathematics can help

An easy-to-follow guide,Basic Mathematics will ensure you gain the confidence you need to tackle math and overcome your fears. It offers simple explanations of all the key areas, including decimals, percentages, measurements and graphs, and applies them to everyday situations, games and puzzles to give you understanding quickly and enjoyably.

  • Gain the confidence to deal with numbers in all aspects of life—work, home, shopping and more
  • Start from scratch—no prior knowledge needed!
  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basic mathematics

Topics include: Reasons to be cheerful about mathematics, The magic number machine, Calculating with numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Measuring, Statistical graphs, Using a formula, Puzzles, games and diversions, Spreadsheets, Diagnostic quiz, Mathematics in action

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071747530
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/12/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Reference Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Understanding the basicsChapter 1 Reasons to be cheerful about mathematicsChapter 2 The magic number machineChapter 3 Calculating with numbersChapter 4 FractionsChapter 5 DecimalsChapter 6 PercentagesChapter 7 MeasuringChapter 8 Statistical graphsChapter 9 Using a formulaChapter 10 Puzzles, games and diversionsChapter 11 SpreadsheetsChapter 12 Diagnostic quizPart 2 Mathematics in actiontaking it furtherindex

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