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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.
About the Author
Allan G. Bluman taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for 39 years. He 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. Mr. Bluman’s biographical record appears in Who's Who in American Education, 5th Edition. He is the author of three mathematics textbooks and several highly successful books in the DeMYSTiFieD series, including Pre-Algrebra DeMYSTiFieD and Business Math DeMYSTiFieD.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Problem Solving
Chapter 2. Solving Decimal and Fraction Problems
Chapter 3. Solving Percent Problems
Chapter 4. Solving Proportion and Formula Problems
Chapter 5. Equations and Algebraic Representation
Chapter 6. Solving Number and Digit Problems
Chapter 7. Solving Coin and Age Problems
Chapter 8. Solving Distance and Mixture Problems
Chapter 9. Solving Finance, Lever, and Work Problems
Chapter 10. Solving Word Problems Using Two Equations
Chapter 11. Solving Word Problems Using Quadratic Equations
Chapter 12. Solving Word Problems in Geometry, Probability, and Statistics
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
Suggestions for Success in Mathematics