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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.
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