Math, like reading, drawing, fly-fishing, and playing poker, all have the same simple steps of learning. In this fun and simple guide, I will help you review the fundamentals of math principles needed for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and parts of Geometry. Fractions, decimals, and percents are taught in elementary school, but most students do not realize the importance of these concepts to higher math classes necessary for high school graduation and beyond. This book offers a step-by-step approach to understanding why these concepts are taught and how they relate to other math classes. If students miss them in their younger grades, they will become frustrated, angry, and literally hate math. Hence, math anxiety really does a number (no pun!) on one’s psyche.
This book was written primarily to help students of all ages and stages understand the simplicity of beginning algebra, leading to geometry. Students in middle school, high school, community colleges, universities can enjoy this book for its practical display of everyday uses of simple mathematics. The material is presented with problems that are accompanied with an explanation. Osmosis, a distorted synonym for practice, of course, is also an option.
Parents, grandparents, tutors, and even teachers can also benefit from this book. It is written with humor and practicality. Instead of hiding when their children seek help in Pre-Algebra with polynomials, multiplicative inverses, or irrational numbers, they will be able to sit down intelligently to help with homework. Too many parents have turned away from helping their kids, not because they are too busy, but rather because of the embarrassment of not knowing or remembering how problems were solved.
A forgotten concept, a misconstrued idea, an absence at school can all be relieved by following the basic steps in this book. Remember that mathematical concepts are like the pieces of a puzzle; take one at a time and soon the whole puzzle will emerge. Some of the chapters include: true causes of math anxiety, how to learn math with your learning style, comprehending the similarities among fractions, decimals and percents, beginning algebra concepts, a fun way to understand the metric system, and seeing geometry from first, second, and third dimensions. These chapters are the pieces; the puzzle is the understanding of mathematics at whatever level is personally relevant. The pieces help solidify a solid rock which can build a good foundation for anybody’s math ability.Math is truly fun and can be appreciated so much more when students truly understand why a concept is being taught and how it applies to other courses, everyday life, and a better understanding of our world.
This book will hopefully empower you to make your fears and phobias be something of the past and your confidence in math will open doors to careers or possibilities that you never thought possible. Revel in your new adventures! Here we go… 1, 2, 3.
Just a few pages of this professionally designed math textbook.