# Basic Math

Add and subtract negative numbers, calculate how much to tip, make sense of exponents, and generally get mathy, with our easy-to-read articles.

## Basic Math Books

### Basic Math

### Basic Math and Pre-Algebra: 1001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Published 05-16-2022

These 1,001 practice problems give you a chance to reinforce the skills you learn in class and help you refine your understanding of basic math and pre-algebra. Each answer to a problem includes a step-by-step explanation. Also, the book includes one year of free, online access to the problems so you can practice anywhere, anytime.

### Explore Book

### Basic Math

### Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Published 04-17-2017

<b>Master the fundamentals first for a smoother ride through math</b> <p><i>Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies</i> is your ticket to <i>finally</i> getting a handle on math! Designed to help you strengthen your weak spots and pinpoint problem areas, this book provides hundreds of practice problems to help you get over the hump. Each section includes a brief review of key concepts and full explanations for every practice problem, so you'll always know <i>exactly</i> where you went wrong. The companion website gives you access to quizzes for each chapter, so you can test your understanding and identify your sticking points before moving on to the next topic. You'll brush up on the rules of basic operations, and then learn what to do when the numbers just won't behave—negative numbers, inequalities, algebraic expressions, scientific notation, and other tricky situations will become second nature as you refresh what you know and learn what you missed. <p>Each math class you take builds on the ones that came before; if you got lost somewhere around fractions, you'll have a difficult time keeping up in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus—so don't fall behind! This book provides plenty of practice and patient guidance to help you slay the math monster once and for all. <ul> <li>Make sense of fractions, decimals, and percentages</li> <li>Learn how to handle inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute values</li> <li>Simplify expressions and solve simple algebraic equations</li> <li>Find your way around a triangle, circle, trapezoid, and more</li> </ul> <p>Once you get comfortable with the rules and operations, math takes on a whole new dimension. Curiosity replaces anxiety, and problems start feeling like puzzles rather than hurdles. All it takes is practice. <i>Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies</i> is your ultimate math coach, with hundreds of guided practice practice problems to help you break through the math barrier.

### Explore Book

### Basic Math

### Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Published 06-13-2016

<i><b>Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293637) was previously published as Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791981). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</b></i> <p><b><br />Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations</b></p> <p>Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.</p> <ul> <li>Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods</li> <li>Relevant cultural vernacular and references</li> <li><i>Standard For Dummies</i>materials that match the current standard and design</li> </ul> <p><i>Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies</i> takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!</p>

### Explore Book

### Basic Math

### Math For Real Life For Dummies

Published 02-25-2013

<b>The easy way to brush up on the math skills you need in real life</b> <p>Not everyone retains the math they learned in school. Like any skill, your ability to speak "math" can deteriorate if left unused. From adding and subtracting money in a bank account to figuring out the number of shingles to put on a roof, math in all of its forms factors into daily life. <i>Math For Real Life For Dummies</i> provides you with the simple formulas and theorems that you're likely to encounter in the workplace, the kitchen, and even when playing games.</p> <p>You can turn to <i>Math For Real Life For Dummies</i> to brush up on your math skills or to handle everyday encounters, like calculating restaurant tips, understanding interest rates, and figuring out percentages and odds. Packed with real-world examples that make sense, <i>Math For Real Life For Dummies</i> takes the stress out of your daily calculation encounters.</p> <ul> <li>Provides tips for understanding and using basic mathematical concepts</li> <li>Shows you how math helps the mind to reason and organize complicated situations or problems into clear, simple, and logical steps</li> <li>Covers all of the math skills you're likely to need in everyday situations</li> </ul> <p>If you're looking for a practical, plain-English guide to mastering everyday math skills, <i>Math For Real Life For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p>