Numeracy Tests for Dummies Paperback – 20 Feb 2012
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From the Back Cover
The quick, easy way to master maths and conquer any numeracy test with ease
Just when you thought you′d put maths behind you once and for all, along comes a numeracy test to challenge your wits and your patience. Never fear, Numeracy Tests For Dummies is here! Whether you′re in the running for a great new job, applying to university, or planning to sign up for the military, this book gives you the expert guidance and the practise you need to ace the test.
Know thy enemy learn about the various types of numeracy tests and what′s in them, as well as how to prepare yourself to face one
Divide and conquer reacquaint yourself with the basics and discover quick–calculation techniques
Take their measure recognise the correct answers more quickly
Give them no quarter set yourself up for success with simple explanations and real–world examples
Put the odds in your favour get to grips with easy techniques for working out different types of problems in a jiffy
Practise, practise, practise a range of practice tests help you to get comfortable with taking numeracy tests
Open the book and find:
An overview of common numeracy tests
A guide to figuring out what you know already and what you need to work on
Tricks for handling basicmaths problems
The best ways to conquer fractions, decimals and percentages
A review of weights, measures, rates and metric conversions
Tips on reading charts, tables and graphs at a glance
Go to Dummies.com for videos, step–by–step examples, how–to articles or to shop!
Identify your strengths and weaknesses
Review essential maths concepts
Test your skills with practice problems
About the Author
Colin Beveridge, PhD, holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of St Andrews. He gave up a position as a researcher at Montana State University (working with NASA, among other projects) to become a full–time maths tutor, helping adults and GCSE, A–level, and university students overcome their fear of maths a position he finds ′far more enjoyable than real work′.
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The author, Colin Beveridge, not only explains the calculations in clear, simple ways, he adds an element of humour too and has the gift of making you feel less 'stupid'.
I would definitely recommend this book. Incidentally, I passed my test!
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