Mathematics Minus Fear

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Marion Boyars, 2006 - Education - 287 pages
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“Every school classroom has a special flavor. And of all these flavors, it is often that of the mathematics classroom that has left the bitterest taste. In here, you face the ordeal of quick-fire questions designed to expose and embarrass the weakest among you. In here, every furrowed brow and frustrated sigh signals the same unspoken message: 'I don't understand!'”

Does this sound familiar? This book will banish such memories and put the fun back into sums. Lawrence Potter's encouraging words will demystify numbers for even the most obstinate nonbeliever. Includes examples on how to cope with everyday mathematical encounters ranging from filling out tax returns to playing the lottery.

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

I bought this book when I was about to start an adult-learners' maths course, the idea being to get into a mathematical mindset, to brush up on some basics and to learn a little not-so-basic. Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

OK its my own fault - should have done more of that judging a book by it cover thing. Well written in a quirky kind of way. This book uses a metaphor of the universal high school maths class complete ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Lawrence Potter is a 27 year old classics graduate and math teacher, who likes to travel the world and is currently teaching math to children in Rwanda.

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