Math Word Problems Demystified [NOOK Book]


Word Problems? NO PROBLEM!

Now anyone, even those whose palms begin to sweat at the first sight of math problems that begin "A train left the station going 65 ...

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Word Problems? NO PROBLEM!

Now anyone, even those whose palms begin to sweat at the first sight of math problems that begin "A train left the station going 65 mph..." can overcome anxiety and learn to solve word problems. In Math Word Problems Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan G. Bluman provides an effective, tension-free, approach to conquering the word problems on the SATs and many other standardized tests, in algebra, and in other mathematics and science classes.

With Math Word Problems Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers practice problems, a quiz at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 40 question final exam to reinforce the methods and material presented in the book.

If you want to master math word problems, here's the self-teaching course that will get it done. Get ready to --

  • Transform word problems into solvable equations

  • Master a 4-step strategy that empowers you to understand and solve the most common word problems

  • Conquer word problems involving distances, mixtures, levers, finance, work, speed, percents, coins, ages, and more

  • Obtain the right answers using formulas and proportions

  • Score better on science and math exams as well as standardized tests

A fast, effective, and fun way to master word problems, Math Word Problems Demystified is the perfect shortcut to gain the confidence and develop the necessary skills to solve these tough test questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471152
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/2/2004
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 766,208
  • 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

PrefaceLesson 1: Introduction to Solving Word ProblemsLesson 2: Solving Word Problems Using Whole NumbersREFRESHER I: DECIMALSLesson 3: Solving Word Problems Using DecimalsREFRESHER II: FRACTIONSLesson 4: Solving Word Problems Using FractionsQUIZ 1REFRESHER III: PERCENTSLesson 5: Solving Word Problems Using PercentsLesson 6: Solving Word Problems Using ProportionsLesson 7: Solving Word Problems Using FormulasQUIZ 2REFRESHER IV: EQUATIONSLesson 8: Algebraic RepresentationLesson 9: Solving Number ProblemsLesson 10: Solving Digit ProblemsLesson 11: Solving Coin ProblemsQUIZ 3Lesson 12: Solving Age ProblemsLesson 13: Solving Distance ProblemsLesson 14: Solving Mixture ProblemsLesson 15: Solving Finance ProblemsLesson 16: Solving Lever ProblemsLesson 17: Solving Work ProblemsQUIZ 4REFRESHER V: SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONSLesson 18: Solving Word Problems Using Two EquationsREFRESHER VI: QUADRATIC EQUATIONSLesson 19: Solving Word Problems Using Quadratic EquationsLesson 20: Solving Word Problems in GeometryQUIZ 5Lesson 21: Solving Word Problems Using Other StrategiesLesson 22: Solving Word Problems in ProbabilityLesson 23: Solving Word Problems in StatisticsQUIZ 6FINAL EXAMANSWER TO QUIZZES AND FINAL EXAMSUPPLEMENT: SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICSINDEX
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