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The Resource Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life, Lawrence Potter

Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life, Lawrence Potter

Label
Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life
Title
Mathematics minus fear
Title remainder
how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Potter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Puzzles and humorous examples show how math is connected to the everyday world and explain how skills in this field can help with winning Monopoly, gambling in Vegas, and solving Sudoko puzzles --
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Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1975-
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Potter, Lawrence
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.P68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life, Lawrence Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Marion Boyars, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? -- pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. Different kinds of number : 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 ; Turn 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 -- pt. 3. 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 -- pt. 4. Chance would be a fine thing : High expectations 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 -- Appendixex : A. Dividing fractions ; B. Putting sudoku to bed ; C. Answers to puzzles
Control code
ocn785079141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books trade pbk. sic ed.
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781605983769
Lccn
2013372049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605983769
  • (OCoLC)785079141
Label
Mathematics minus fear : how to make math fun and beneficial to your everyday life, Lawrence Potter
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Marion Boyars, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? -- pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. Different kinds of number : 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 ; Turn 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 -- pt. 3. 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 -- pt. 4. Chance would be a fine thing : High expectations 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 -- Appendixex : A. Dividing fractions ; B. Putting sudoku to bed ; C. Answers to puzzles
Control code
ocn785079141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books trade pbk. sic ed.
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781605983769
Lccn
2013372049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605983769
  • (OCoLC)785079141

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