Designed to help students understand the applications of mathematics, this work begins by discussing math anxiety and strategies for dealing with this handicap. Next, hints for reading math problems and problem solving skills are discussed. Further ideas for dealing with problems involving pi, exponentials, equalities, etc. are also included. The book is rounded out with real-world math examples from social science, biology, economics, and business. An eye-opening and non-threatening look at the world of mathematics, this should be useful for students, educators, and adults. Joanne Troutner, Tippecanoe School Corp., Lafayette, Ind.
YA Tobias provides tips on overcoming math anxiety, review for college entrance exams, and other related tests. The book is arranged in easily read, well illustrated, and readily comprehended chapters with specific examples of math skills used in diverse fields such as the social sciences, biology, and businesses. Not only does Tobias give the history behind the mathematical formula and problem, but she also gives excellent examples. A ``must have'' in libraries serving young adults.