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If you suffer from math anxiety, then sign up for private tutoring with Bob Miller!
Do mathematics and algebraic formulas leave your head spinning?
If so, you are like hundreds of thousands of other students who face math-especially, algebra-with fear. Luckily, there is a cure: Bob Miller's Clueless series! Like the teacher you always wished you had (but never thought existed), Bob Miller brings knowledge, empathy, and fun to math and pre-algebra. He breaks down the learning process in an easy, non-technical way and builds it up again using his own unique methods.
Meant to bridge the gulf between the student, the textbook, and the teacher, Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless is packed with all the latest information you need to conquer basic math and pre-algebra, including:
- Anxiety-reducing features on every page
- Quick tips for solving difficult problems
- Full explanations of basic principles to make hard problems easy
- Bite-sized math portions that short study sessions (and attention spans)
“I am always delighted when a student tells me that he or she hated math … but taking a class with me has made math understandable … even enjoyable.” Now it's your turn. Sharpen your #2 pencils, and let Bob Miller show you how to never be clueless again!
About the Author
Bob Miller was a lecturer in mathematics at City College of New York for more than 30 years. He has also taught at Westfield State College and Rutgers. His principal goal is to make the study of mathematics both easier and more enjoyable for students.
Table of Contents
To the Student
Chapter 1: Pre-Algebra 1: Introductory terms, order of operations, exponents, products, quotients, distributive law
Chapter 2: Pre-Algebra 2: Integers plus; signed numbers, basic operations, short division, distributive law, the beginning of factoring
Chapter 3: Pre-Algebra 3: Fractions, with a taste of decimals
Chapter 4: Pre-Algebra 4: First-degree equations and the beginning of problems with words
Chapter 5: Pre-Algebra 5: point well taken; graphing points and lines, slope, equation of a line
Chapter 6: Pre-Algebra 6: Ratios, proportions, and percentages
Chapter 7: Prebusiness: What you need to know about surviving the real world: checks, deposits and withdrawal slips, interest, what you should know about banks and credit cards, mortgages, bonds and stocks
Chapter 8: Pregeometry 1: Some basics about geometry and some geometric problems with words
Chapter 9: Pregeometry 2: Triangles, square roots, and good old Pythagoras
Chapter 10: Pregeometry 3: Rectangles, squares, and our other four-sided friends
Chapter 11: Pregeometry 4: Securing the perimeter and areal search of triangles and quadrilaterals
Chapter 12: Pregeometry 5: All about circles
Chapter 13: Pregeometry 6: Volumes and surface area in 3-D
Chapter 14: Pretrig: Right angle trigonometry (how the pyramids were built)
Chapter 15: Precounting, Preprobability, and Prestatistics
Chapter 16: Miscellaneous