Math Word Problems Demystified [NOOK Book]


Word problems are the most difficult part of any math course –- and the most important to both the SATs and other standardized tests. This book teaches proven methods for analyzing and solving any type of math word problem.
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Word problems are the most difficult part of any math course –- and the most important to both the SATs and other standardized tests. This book teaches proven methods for analyzing and solving any type of math word problem.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471152
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/27/2004
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 433,636
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Allan G. Blumantaught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for 39 years. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and has written three mathematics textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of "An Apple for the Teacher Award" for bringing excellence to the learning environment, and the "Most Successful Revision of a Textbook" award from McGraw-Hill. His biographical record appears in Who’s Who in American Education, Fifth Edition. Alan Bluman is the author of Pre-Algebra Demystified.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Lesson 1 Introduction to Solving Word Problems 1
Lesson 2 Solving Word Problems Using Whole Numbers 6
Refresher I Decimals 11
Lesson 3 Solving Word Problems Using Decimals 14
Refresher II Fractions 18
Lesson 4 Solving Word Problems Using Fractions 27
Quiz 1 31
Refresher III Percents 35
Lesson 5 Solving Word Problems Using Percents 43
Lesson 6 Solving Word Problems Using Proportions 51
Lesson 7 Solving Word Problems Using Formulas 60
Quiz 2 66
Refresher IV Equations 69
Lesson 8 Algebraic Representation 82
Lesson 9 Solving Number Problems 88
Lesson 10 Solving Digit Problems 98
Lesson 11 Solving Coin Problems 108
Quiz 3 118
Lesson 12 Solving Age Problems 121
Lesson 13 Solving Distance Problems 131
Lesson 14 Solving Mixture Problems 147
Lesson 15 Solving Finance Problems 160
Lesson 16 Solving Lever Problems 172
Lesson 17 Solving Work Problems 181
Quiz 4 194
Refresher V Systems of Equations 197
Lesson 18 Solving Word Problems Using Two Equations 207
Refresher VI Quadratic Equations 226
Lesson 19 Solving Word Problems Using Quadratic Equations 232
Lesson 20 Solving Word Problems in Geometry 240
Quiz 5 252
Lesson 21 Solving Word Problems Using Other Strategies 255
Lesson 22 Solving Word Problems in Probability 267
Lesson 23 Solving Word Problems in Statistics 276
Quiz 6 283
Final Exam 285
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam 293
Supplement: Suggestions for Success in Mathematics 295
Index 299
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