Help Your Kids with Math, 1st Edition

  • Barry Lewis University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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  • ISBN-10: 1465432019
  • ISBN-13: 9781465432018
  • DDC: 510.71
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Studying math is often a source of great anxiety for children and teenagers. It also proves troublesome for parents, as many are reminded of their own struggles with the subject and feel lost when trying to tackle it again years later. Help Your Kids with Math is designed to reduce the stress of studying math for both children and adults. Help Your Kids with Math uses an appealing and uniquely accessible illustrative style that will show you what others only tell you, covering everything from basic arithmetic to more challenging subjects such as statistics, geometry, and algebra. Every aspect of math is explained in easily understandable language so that adults and children can deal with the subject together. Tricky concepts are explored and examined step-by-step, so that even the most math-phobic individual will be able to approach complex problems with confidence. Part of an original series of study aids that aims to demystify subjects that seem tricky and incomprehensible, Help Your Kids with Math provides invaluable guidance and easy explanations for all those desperate kids and parents who need to understand math and put it into practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Numbers.
2: Introducing Numbers.
3: Addition.
4: Subtraction.
5: Multiplication.
6: Division.
7: Prime Numbers.
8: Units of Measurement.
9: Telling the Time.
10: Roman Numerals.
11: Positive and Negative Numbers.
12: Powers and Roots.
13: Surds.
14: Standard Form.
15: Decimals.
16: Binary Numbers.
17: Fractions.
18: Ratio and Proportion.
19: Percentages.
20: Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.
21: Mental Math.
22: Rounding off.
23: Using a Calculator.
24: Personal Finance.
25: Business Finance.
26: Geometry.
27: What is Geometry?.
28: Tools in Geometry.
29: Angles.
30: Straight Lines.
31: Symmetry.
32: Coordinates.
33: Vectors.
34: Translations.
35: Rotations.
36: Reflections.
37: Enlargements.
38: Scale Drawings.
39: Bearings.
40: Constructions.
41: Loci.
42: Triangles.
43: Constructing Triangles.
44: Congruent Triangles.
45: Area of a Triangle.
46: Similar Triangles.
47: Pythagorean Theorem.
48: Quadrilaterals.
49: Polygons.
50: Circles.
51: Circumference and Diameter.
52: Area of a Circle.
53: Angles in a Circle.
54: Chords and Cyclic Quadrilaterals.
55: Tangents.
56: Arcs.
57: Sectors.
58: Solids.
59: Volumes.
60: Surface Area of Solids.
61: Trigonometry.
62: What is Trigonometry?.
63: Using Formulas in Trigonometry.
64: Finding Missing Sides.
65: Finding Missing Angles.
66: Algebra.
67: What is Algebra?.
68: Sequences.
69: Working with Expressions.
70: Expanding and Factorizing Expressions.
71: Quadratic Expressions.
72: Formulas.
73: Solving Equations.
74: Linear Graphs.
75: Simultaneous Equations.
76: Factorizing Quadratic Equations.
77: The Quadratic Formula.
78: Quadratic Graphs.
79: Inequalities.
80: Statistics.
81: What is Statistics?.
82: Collecting and Organizing Data.
83: Bar Graphs.
84: Pie Charts.
85: Line Graphs.
86: Averages.
87: Moving Averages.
88: Measuring Spread.
89: Histograms.
90: Scatter Diagrams.
91: Probability.
92: What is Probability?.
93: Expectation and Reality.
94: Combined Probabilities.
95: Dependent Events.
96: Tree Diagrams.
Reference Section.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barry Lewis

Barry Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. During his 27-year tenure as a professor at the University of Illinois, he taught courses on introductory archaeology, quantitative methods in archaeology, geographic information systems, and social science research methods. He has published extensively on his research concerning late prehistoric Native American towns and villages in the southeastern United States. His recent research centers on the archaeology and history of early modern kingdoms and chiefdoms in South India.