Master Math: Solving Word Problems, 1st Edition

  • Brita Immergut Brita Immergut holds an Ed.D in math from Columbia University.
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  • ISBN-10: 1305489322
  • ISBN-13: 9781305489325
  • DDC: 510
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Get ready to master the unknown number! Master Math: Solving Word Problems is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies the difficulties people often face with word problems, in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic types of word problems and progressing through to the more advanced, Solving Word Problems shows you how to focus first on the words in the problem, and then on the numbers, breaking down the problem into smaller segments to help you work through. Using familiar situationsfrom everyday life such as percents and discounts, interest, motion and speed, and probability, each type of word problem is taught using step-by-step procedures, solutions, and examples. And end-of-chapter problems will help you practice what you learned. A complete table of contents and a comprehensive index enable you to quickly find specific topics, and the approachable style and format facilitate an understanding of what can be intimidating and tricky skills. Perfect for both students who need some extra help or rusty professionals who want to brush up, Solving Word Problems will help you master everything from simple equations and percents to statistics and probability!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
To the Reader.
About the Author.
1: Simple Equation Problems.
2: Percents.
3: Advanced Level Age Problems.
4: Mixing Problems.
5: Measurement Problems.
6: Rate Problems.
7: Statistics and Probability.
8: Geometry.
Review of Equations.
Answers to Practice Problems.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Brita Immergut

Brita Immergut is the author of How to Help Your Child Excel in Math (Career Press) and co-author of two textbooks for adults: Arithmetic and Algebra...Again and An Introduction to Algebra. She has taught mathematics for more than 30 years in middle schools, high schools, and at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. Professor Immergut received an Ed.D. degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University.