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Math Word Problems Demystified

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ISBN13: 9780071443166
ISBN10: 0071443169
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Word Problems? NO PROBLEM!

Now anyone, even those whose palms begin to sweat at the first sight of math problems that begin "A train left the station going 65 mph..." can overcome anxiety and learn to solve word problems. In Math Word Problems Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan G. Bluman provides an effective, tension-free, approach to conquering the word problems on the SATs and many other standardized tests, in algebra, and in other mathematics and science classes.

With Math Word Problems Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers practice problems, a quiz at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 40 question final exam to reinforce the methods and material presented in the book.

If you want to master math word problems, here's the self-teaching course that will get it done. Get ready to —

  • Transform word problems into solvable equations
  • Master a 4-step strategy that empowers you to understand and solve the most common word problems
  • Conquer word problems involving distances, mixtures, levers, finance, work, speed, percents, coins, ages, and more
  • Obtain the right answers using formulas and proportions
  • Score better on science and math exams as well as standardized tests

A fast, effective, and fun way to master word problems, Math Word Problems Demystified is the perfect shortcut to gain the confidence and develop the necessary skills to solve these tough test questions.

Synopsis:

Word problems are the most difficult part of any math course –- and the most important to both the SATs and other standardized tests. This book teaches proven methods for analyzing and solving any type of math word problem.

Table of Contents

Preface

Lesson 1: Introduction to Solving Word Problems

Lesson 2: Solving Word Problems Using Whole Numbers

REFRESHER I: DECIMALS

Lesson 3: Solving Word Problems Using Decimals

REFRESHER II: FRACTIONS

Lesson 4: Solving Word Problems Using Fractions

QUIZ 1

REFRESHER III: PERCENTS

Lesson 5: Solving Word Problems Using Percents

Lesson 6: Solving Word Problems Using Proportions

Lesson 7: Solving Word Problems Using Formulas

QUIZ 2

REFRESHER IV: EQUATIONS

Lesson 8: Algebraic Representation

Lesson 9: Solving Number Problems

Lesson 10: Solving Digit Problems

Lesson 11: Solving Coin Problems

QUIZ 3

Lesson 12: Solving Age Problems

Lesson 13: Solving Distance Problems

Lesson 14: Solving Mixture Problems

Lesson 15: Solving Finance Problems

Lesson 16: Solving Lever Problems

Lesson 17: Solving Work Problems

QUIZ 4

REFRESHER V: SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS

Lesson 18: Solving Word Problems Using Two Equations

REFRESHER VI: QUADRATIC EQUATIONS

Lesson 19: Solving Word Problems Using Quadratic Equations

Lesson 20: Solving Word Problems in Geometry

QUIZ 5

Lesson 21: Solving Word Problems Using Other Strategies

Lesson 22: Solving Word Problems in Probability

Lesson 23: Solving Word Problems in Statistics

QUIZ 6

FINAL EXAM

ANSWER TO QUIZZES AND FINAL EXAM

SUPPLEMENT: SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICS

INDEX

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071443166
Author:
Bluman, Allan G.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Algebra - General
Subject:
Mathematics-General
Subject:
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Subject:
Mathematics - Algebra
Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
301
Dimensions:
9.23x7.36x.63 in. 1.02 lbs.

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