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How to Improve your Maths Skills
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MATHS SKILLS

PAPERBACK BY LAKIN, STEVE

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ISBN
9780273770022
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EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUN 2011

DESCRIPTION

This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the areas where most students need help with basic mathematical problems that occur in everyday life and academic study and provides straightforward, practical tips and solutions that will enable you to assess and then improve your performance.

CONTENTS

Preface and acknowledgementsHow to use this bookTimes tablesArithmetic1 - Basic Arithmetic and the ¬ BODMAS¬ rule. Getting used to basic arithmetic and simple calculations, and making sure you perform them correctly2 - Negative numbers. Understanding negative numbers and dealing with them accurately.3 ¬ Fractions. Understanding what fractions mean and being able to manipulate them correctly.4 ¬ Percentages, ratios and proportions. Using percentages and ratios to describe and compare values.5 ¬ Decimals, decimal places and significant figures. Using decimal numbers and rounding numbers to a certain number of decimal places.6 ¬ Scientific notation. Representing very small and very large numbers using scientific notation7 - Indices. Writing repeated multiplications easily, roots and the laws of powers. Algebra8 ¬ An introduction to algebra. Using symbols to represent numbers and an introduction to algebra9 ¬ Brackets in algebra. Using brackets in algebraic expressions10 ¬ Solving linear equations. Solving simple equations using algebra.11 - Transposition and algebraic fractions. Rearranging expressions using basic rules of algebra.12 - Simultaneous equations. Solving two equations at the same time.Data13 ¬ Presentation of data. Using various types of graphs and charts to illustrate data visually.14 ¬ Measures of location and dispersion. Working out ¬ averages¬ and a measure of the spread of a set of data.15 - Straight Lines. Linear data and calculating the equation of a straight line.16 ¬ Introduction to probability. Working out probabilities - the chances of something happeningOther topics17 ¬ Areas and volumes. Calculating the areas and volumes of basic shapes18 ¬ Logarithms. Calculating logarithms - the opposite of powers19 ¬ Quadratic equations. Solving equations involving powers of x. 20 ¬ Trigonometry. Calculations with triangles, including angles and trigonometric functions.21 ¬ Inequalities and basic logic. Using mathematical symbols to represent inequalities and basic logical conceptsSummaryFurther work on our websiteGlossaryIndex