Arithmetic the Easy Way

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Barron's Educational Series, Jan 1, 2006 - Mathematics - 458 pages
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Everybody uses arithmetic on virtually a daily basis, and this book serves as a handy brush-up for general readers while it also helps students master basic skills that they need before moving up to high-school-level math and beyond. It reviews addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, then moves on to calculating with fractions, decimals, and percentages. A concluding chapter reviews units of measurement and word problems. Chapters are filled with short practice exercises, all of which are answered at the back of the book. The book features many tables, charts, and line illustrations. Barron's Easy Way books introduce a variety of academic and practical subjects to students and general readers in clear, understandable language. Ideal as self-teaching manuals for readers interested in learning a new career-related skill, these books have also found widespread classroom use as supplementary texts and brush-up test-preparation guides. Subject heads and key phrases that need to be learned are set in a second color.
  

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this book has really helped me if you need to improve your math skills and need easy instruction this is the book you need.

Contents

It All Adds Up
19
Take It Away Subtraction
63
Remember Those Times? Multiplication
93
Lets Divide It Up
131
The Important PartsFractions
169
Piece by PieceAdding Fractions 201
201
Subtracting Fractions
235
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
269
Whats the Point? Decimals
305
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
327
Multiplying Decimals
355
Dividing Decimals
371
Percents
405
Measurement
435
Index
455
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Ed is the Henry Gardineer Symonds Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several companies including two that are publicly-held: Service Corporation International (NYSE), a Fortune 500 corporation, and EQUSS II Inc. (NYSE). At Rice, he teaches classes on entrepreneurship, venture creation, venture capital investing, business valuations, leveraged buyouts, and acquisitions. He has also started, bought, and/or sold several hundred companies.Williams received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. in Economics (cum laude) from the Wharton School in 1966. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Texas Austin in 1968. At Penn, he was the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin and Jesse Jones scholarships. At Texas, he was awarded the Texas Savings and Loan fellowship.Williams has written extensively for both scholarly and professional journals. His publications include over 40 articles, seven books, and numerous other works. He has had the highest teacher evaluation of any faculty member at Rice University in the history of the school. On seven different occasions he has won the Teaching Excellence Award. Williams was named by Business Week as the #2 Entrepreneur in the United States, and he rates 4 stars from Business Week (the top ranking) as a member of the Jones Business School.

Prindle is a mathematics teacher at Bemus Point Schools, Bemus Point, New York.

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