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Math Word Problems For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-24558-3
336 pages
February 2008
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Part I: Lining Up the Basic Strategies.

Chapter 1: Getting Comfortable with Math Speak.

Chapter 2: Planning Your Attack on a Word Problem.

Chapter 3: Coordinating the Units.

Chapter 4: Stepping through the Problem.

Part II: Taking Charge of the Math.

Chapter 5: Deciding On the Operation.

Chapter 6: Improving Your Percentages.

Chapter 7: Making Things Proportional.

Chapter 8: Figuring the Probability and Odds.

Chapter 9: Counting Your Coins.

Chapter 10: Formulating a Plan with Formulas.

Part III: Tackling Word Problems from Algebra.

Chapter 11: Solving Basic Number Problems.

Chapter 12: Charting Consecutive Integers.

Chapter 13: Writing Equations Using Algebraic Language.

Chapter 14: Improving the Quality and Quantity of Mixture Problems.

Chapter 15: Feeling Your Age with Age Problems.

Chapter 16: Taking the Time to Work on Distance.

Chapter 17: Being Systematic with Systems of Equations.

Part IV: Taking the Shape of Geometric Word Problems.

Chapter 18: Plying Pythagoras.

Chapter 19: Going around in Circles with Perimeter and Area.

Chapter 20: Volumizing and Improving Your Surface.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Classic Brainteasers.

Chapter 22: Ten Unlikely Mathematicians.


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