Math for Grownups

Math for Grownups

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by Laura Laing
     
 

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Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it?

But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering

Overview

Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it?

But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday's game. You're pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can't quite remember.

Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context—with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom's tomato sauce recipe for your entire family.

Forget higher calculus—you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440526893
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
06/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
823,022
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Laura Laing graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Mathematics. After teaching high school math for four years, she became a staff writer for Inside Business. Her articles have appeared in Parade, The City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Advocate. Visit her blog at www.mathforgrownups.com.

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Math for Grownups 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good refresher course on all the math you have forgotten over the years. The book is easy to understand and full of real life applications/examples. It has helped me with work and home situations. I have also used it as a tool to work on homework with my kids. I would definitely recommend it.
Hahavens More than 1 year ago
I'm a bit of a math freak, so while I picked up a couple new shortcuts, there wasn't all that much in this for me. HOWEVER, after reading it, I knew it was just what my husband might need (he's that guy who always turns a little pink with embarassment as he hands me the restaraunt check, so I can figure the tip for him.) He's taking it one thing at a time, and practicing what he learned for awhile after each chapter, so he's only a couple chapers in, but for the first time, all those same tricks I tried to teach him are finally starting to make sense to him, and stick! Well done, Ms Laing. Well done!
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learn2live More than 1 year ago
A great book for those that want to be up on the current math of the time very easy to follow and great examples
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Hatima More than 1 year ago
Intresting some nice tips. I think I will use it from time to time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Answer: 17% here is how you do it: first you divide 9 by 54 and get .166666666666666......... . Then you round that to 17. I did that without the book. Have not bought it. This is from an 11 yr old 5th grader. Does the book tell you how to do that? In an easier way?
saxston524 More than 1 year ago
This book by author Laura Laing was okay but not exactly what I was looking for. It's useful though. I'm still awful at math and some point will take a second look.
Bee57 More than 1 year ago
Did not like this book at all. It did not meet my expectations. I work with everyday business math and was unable to follow the book. Perhaps you can!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can only borow 1of ur books??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Lamo!!