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Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life
1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. [sic] ed..

Lawrence Potter 1975- 2012

Available at St. Ambrose University Library  Third Floor Stacks  (QA93 .P68 2012 )()

  • Title:
    Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life
  • Author: Lawrence Potter 1975-
  • Subjects: Mathematics -- Popular works; Mathematics -- Humor; g Science
  • Description: Why? -- Numbers in your head, figures on paper. Small steps ; How many fingers? ; Outside the supermarket ; Putting two and two together ; Go forth and multiply ; 'Countdown' ; Putting numbers to paper ; Borrowing and carrying ; Long, long multiplication ; Long division explained ; Checking it all adds up -- Different kinds of numbers. Kit-Kats and kosher ; A 'Ryche shepemaster' ; Proportion has its problems 1 ; Proportion has its problems 2 ; Colouring in pizzas ; What the Egyptians did ; Equivalent fractions ; Adding fractions on paper ; Turin it upside-down and multiply ; What is the (decimal) point? ; Manipulating decimals ; One hundred percent ; Something of interest ; Prudence is a virtue ; Two hundred percent -- Fear of the unknown. Algebra and broken bones ; Doing the same to both sides ; Change all the signs ; False assumptions ; The logic behind simultaneous equations ; Squabbling schoolboys ; Algebra is democracy ; The saving of Charlie -- Chance would be a fine thing. High expectation.s for probability ; It's a load of balls ; Muddy waters ; It's not all about numbers ; The weather forecast is wrong ; Back to the classroom ; Putting probability into practice ; Vegas, baby! ; The Law of Large Numbers ; Gambling with life insurance -- Appendix A. Dividing fractions -- Appendix B. Putting sudoku to bed -- Appendix C. Answers to puzzles.
  • Edition: 1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. [sic] ed..
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Creation Date: 2012
  • Format: xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781605983769;ISBN1605983764;ISBN9781605983769;ISBN1605983764
  • Source: 01SAUNI ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991000160919702845
  • Notes: Originally published: London : Marion Boyars, 2006.

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