Quick Arithmetic STG 3e (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) Paperback – 19 Mar 2001
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From the Back Cover
Master math at your own pace!
Does working with numbers often frustrate you? Do you need to brush up on your basic math skills? Do you feel math stands between you and your career goals, or a better grade at school?
Quick Arithmetic, Third Edition is the quickest and easiest way to teach yourself the basic math skills you need to advance on the job or in school. Using cartoons and a clear writing style, this practical guide provides a fresh start for learning or reviewing how to work with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. The book’s proven self–teaching approach allows you to work at your own pace and learn only the material you need. Previews and objectives at the beginning of each section help you determine your particular needs, while self–tests, practice problems, and a final exam let you measure your progress and reinforce what you’ve learned.
For anyone who has ever felt intimidated by a page of numbers, Quick Arithmetic, Third Edition has the answers!
About the Author
ROBERT A. CARMAN, author of more than a dozen widely used math textbooks, was a professor at Santa Barbara Community College.
MARILYN J. CARMAN was a teacher and administrative coordinator with the Santa Barbara High School District.
Top Customer Reviews
Some of the answers may be a little close to the questions, as your eye may 'accidently' catch a glimpse, ( ha ha!).
What I found most valuable was breaking numbers down to their prime factors, useful if working with fractions, which I had only recently come across in ' The Joy of Numbers', but the latter book didn't explain as well.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I know this sounds harsh, and I am very disappointed in a few things I ran into right up front, but overall it does indeed look to be a good book. Better than the others I looked at, and it seems well organized and well written (if poorly edited). I do suggest that if you get an answer wrong and think maybe you had it right, you should check yourself with a calculator, the book may be wrong. So I do recommend it, but you have to beware the beginning!
+The book presents the material in a way that's a refresh rather than a complete "re-teaching" of arithmetic. This was nice. I didn't forget how to do basic math, just needed a refresher and this book gives just that.
+The instruction in the book is clear, straight to the point and doesn't leave me scratching my head. This was the nice part. They didn't talk down to you and break the steps down in baby steps that made me feel like doing the work was a chore and they didn't use convoluted instructions that require some googling to figure out.
+Math started to make sense. Always was an issue for me, never made sense. When my grade/middle/high school teachers explained it they just expected you to follow along. If you didn't, tough shit, time to move on, take this worksheet and learn it yourself. They break it down in several ways, show you different ways at looking at a problem and drill you and offer extra practice/advice/tips to ensure you understand what you're doing.
-I didn't enjoy jumping around to find help. Start a problem (pre-test), need help, turn to page 31 example A. Next problem, page 42 examplem B. That was a bit frustrating. That was only the pre-test though, after that you just go page by page.
-Delivery took quite awhile. I really wanted to start on this right away. My biggest complaint, doesn't take away from the book, but still. Please offer Amazon Prime with this! Charge a couple dollars more, but get Prime shipping on this thing.
If you're rusty, need a refresher or are scared of math, this is the book for you. Seriously, I find myself looking at math in a new light and am very happy that I got this book. If not for the TINY bit of frustration that the pre-test presented with all the page flipping (and some of you might not even NEED to flip around) I would have given this book 5 stars.
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