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Understanding Maths: Basic Mathematics Explained (In Focus a Studymates) [Paperback]

Dr. Graham Lawler
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30 Jun 2011 In Focus a Studymates
In Focus- A Studymates Series Who else wants to spend less time studying and be able to calculate correctly each time? This book is aimed at anyone - adults and children alike - who is having trouble with basic mathematics This book includes details on: * Numbers and place value, * Dealing with fractions, * Calculating with percentages, * Working with decimals, * Using a calculator, * Angles and turning, * Area and volume, * Data handling, * Probabilities and chance, * Estimating and checking

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Aber Publishing; 4th Revised edition edition (30 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842852655
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842852651
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Graham Lawler you are a hero' Amazon.co.uk --Amazon.co.uk

George Low (Scotland) - See all my reviews This review is from: Understanding Maths: Basic Mathematics Explained (Studymates) (Paperback) This book is exactly what I expected, a good, well structured reference guide to everyday maths. It covers most aspects of maths from arithmetic to algebra and explains things in plain English. --Amazon.co.uk

Mr. R. Hassan This review is from: Understanding Maths: Basic Mathematics Explained (Studymates) (Paperback) Just a quick one, this is a great book it is explained very well and has helped me a lot. I am very happy I purchase this book and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you --Amazon.co.uk

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Despite what Amazon have said on this page, they do have this title available elsewhere on the site. Simply key in Understanding Maths and Graham Lawler and the most up to date version, with the orange cover will come up. May I also thank the thousands of people who have bought this book, you have made a mathematics educator very happy, thank you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I've ever bought. 11 Mar 2009
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I am restarting education at 41 years old, hoping to increase my employment chances if the recession bites.

I believe that mathematics is an essential skill, but I lack confidence, probably because of bad experience as as child. This book changes that.

It is written in such a clear, straightforward way that I'm wondering what my problem was with this subject; dare I say it, mathematics appears to be enjoyable.

The beauty of it is, all my questions are answered in a way that makes the subject interesting.

Graham Lawler: you are a hero.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it! 7 Jan 2007
By C. Dodd
Format:Paperback
This book has changed my whole attitude to a subject that I hated at school and have never had any confidence in. Just flicking through it was enough to make me realise that I could actually understand things straight away that I had always thought I couldn't do! It was a real eye-opener for me and has given me the confidence to face up to something that I have always avoided. I was so chuffed I wrote an email to the author to thank him and got a lovely email back from him straight away.

If you didn't keep up with maths at school or thought everybody else 'got it' whilst you got left further and further behind then this is a great book for you. PS I have forgiven my maths teacher for all the times he threw the board rubber at our heads in frustration and hopefully he might have learned a a little about his teaching style over the years!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK 30 April 2009
Format:Paperback
I left school some years ago with a less than average understanding of maths. I've have almost completed the book which is extremely easy to understand and it takes you through each calculation step by step. There are practise questions at the end of each chapter with the answers at the back of the book. A definite must have for anyone wanting to improve their maths from basic level up.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This book is ideal for mature, motivated students who have good reading skills but lack confidence in maths. It covers a lot of ground, from basic topics like multiplying by powers of 10 through to Pythagoras and solving complicated linear equations. The techniques shown are clear and accurate. However, it is not suitable for those with literacy difficulties since there is a lot of text, some of it quite dense, and it is not designed for exam preparation as there are few practice questions included for many of the topics.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By A. I. McCulloch TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Those of us with memories of poring over difficult maths textbooks that seemed to speak another language will be heartened by this. If you've used BBC mathematics online resources to help you study you will have read the author Graham Lawler already - he wrote many of them. This book is handily sized to slip into a briefcase in comparison to many textbooks. It's written in language that clarifies, not confuses, in a way that relates maths skills to the real world, particularly the world of business.

I've reviewed a few maths resources for Amazon and this is up there with the best. If you are buying this for someone with dyslexia you might also wish to purchase the Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Numeracy which is written in dyslexia-friendly text and on off-white non-glaring paper. However that stops short at key skills Level 2, whereas this goes further with the skills needed for Level 3 and university entrance tests/ the numeracy skills tests needed to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). It's a good resource for numeracy tutors too - giving insights in how to get difficult concepts over.

Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Helped Me 9 Dec 2010
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I really struggle with maths, even in it's most simplest form. While studying at college I was required to take a course in maths and I truly dreaded the prospect. In order to better prepare myself for the course I bought this book as well as several others.

I have to say this book has helped me no end to improve my maths skills. it's easy to read, well laid out and contains lots of examples with adequate solutions and explanations.

If like me you struggle with even the most simple maths for whatever reason, this book will help you progress your skills.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 22 May 2009
By Wild58
Format:Paperback
I am a student and I can say without a shadow of doubt this book is excellent! I will definitely be using it in preparing my lessons. One minute overview and tutorial in every chapter plus useful snippets you don't get in other maths books. The 'Using a Calculator' chapter is very useful. Don't wait buy it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for beginners 23 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
If you are afraid of math then this study book is right one to start with.It will show you the easyness of mathematics. Even if you are not a numerate person, this study book will take you through the basic mysteries of math. Do not be shy to start with basic level as after completing you will have a solid base to move on. After completing this book i was able to complete more advanced level in mathematics in order to study engineering course. Thank you Dr. Graham Lawler indeed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars If you want to study GCSE maths then there are loads more useful books...
I didn't really see the point in this purchase. I found it really confusing. If you want to study GCSE maths then there are loads more useful books out there. Read more
Published 5 days ago by LalaGirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Maths book
A good starting point for anyone who wants to study maths & it is easy to follow & more importantly understand.
Published 5 months ago by Garfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't fully understand the audience + errors and missing...
Firstly I must state that I purchased and therefore reviewing the 3rd edition. I do understand there is a 4th edition, but this one was cheaper purchased second hand. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amelies Gnome
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good place to start!!!
I had been searching for a Maths book to explain everything i just hated about this subject when i was at school (in the Eighties). Read more
Published 16 months ago by T. Mcpherson
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!!!
this is exactly what I was looking for, so easy to understand and the writer speaks to you like he knows your point of view in being a little nervous about numbers, in fact he made... Read more
Published 17 months ago by MR. A. Uddin
5.0 out of 5 stars Maths for the idiot
Definately recommended for those who need things explained clearly and simply and by someone who's been there and got the t-shirt
Published 24 months ago by Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Maths
Brill book, what more needs to be said, get your own copy it really is superb, I am most impressed with the way he explains the work.
Published on 11 Dec 2011 by Mrs Newbury
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book
This book is exactly what I expected, a good, well structured reference guide to everyday maths. It covers most aspects of maths from arithmetic to algebra and explains things in... Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2011 by George Low
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help
Just a quick one, this is a great book it is explained very well and has helped me a lot.
I am very happy I purchase this book and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you
Published on 19 Oct 2010 by Mr. Richard M. A. Hassan
1.0 out of 5 stars COULDN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD!
First, you should note that you cannot get into this book to check what's within its pages so you will be buying blind if you choose to purchase it. Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2010 by sigmund freud
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