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Master Math: Solving Word Problems

Master Math: Solving Word Problems

ISBN 13: 9781598639834

ISBN 10: 1598639838

Author: Brita Immergut

Pages: 178

Published: 05/26/2009

Print Book Price: $17.99 Add to cart

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Get ready to master the unknown number! Master Math: Solving Word Problems is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies the difficulties people often face with word problems, in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic types of word problems and progressing through to the more advanced, Solving Word Problems shows you how to focus first on the words in the problem, and then on the numbers, breaking down the problem into smaller segments to help you work through. Using familiar situations
from everyday life such as percents and discounts, interest, motion and speed, and probability, each type of word problem is taught using step-by-step procedures, solutions, and examples. And end-of-chapter problems will help you practice what you learned. A complete table of contents and a comprehensive index enable you to quickly find specific topics, and the approachable style and format facilitate an understanding of what can be intimidating and tricky skills. Perfect for both students who need some extra help or rusty professionals who want to brush up, Solving Word Problems will help you master everything from simple equations and percents to statistics and probability!
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • Very simple, easy-to-follow guide.
  • Clear and concise language.
  • Contains many practical problems with step-by-step solutions.
Author Bio
Brita Immergut
Brita Immergut is the author of How to Help Your Child Excel in Math (Career Press) and co-author of two textbooks for adults: Arithmetic and Algebra...Again and An Introduction to Algebra. She has taught mathematics for more than 30 years in middle schools, high schools, and at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. Professor Immergut received an Ed.D. degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Simple Equation Problems
Chapter 2 Percents
Chapter 3 Advanced Level Age Problems
Chapter 4 Mixing Problems
Chapter 5 Measurement Problems
Chapter 6 Rate Problems
Chapter 7 Statistics and Probability
Chapter 8 Geometry