Helps you to master basic arithmetic, this book shows you how to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. It also offers 2,000 pencil-and-paper practice problems, and the lowdown on fractions, decimals and percentages; and more.
Suitable for any maths and science enthusiast, this title gathers more than 110 articles written from 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, cryptography and many other topics.
Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino! Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic.
A guide to mentally calculating maths. It reveals the secrets of easy mental arithmetic, and the secrets to memorisation and other feats of mind. It includes puzzles, sudoku and games of mental stimulation.
Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks which can waste millions of pounds.
This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.
For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves. '[A] fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated . . . Beautifully written and researched.' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding