Pre-Algebra Demystified: A Self-teaching Guide

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A great foundation for those needing to go deeper into the more challenging math disciplines, as well as for those needing to pass any one of a number of math entrance exams (or suffering with "math anxiety").

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TAKE THE ANXIETY OUT OF PRE-ALGEBRA

In Pre-Algebra Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to master the math fundamentals so crucial to college¿but so difficult for the math-impaired and anxious.

With Pre-Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter, quizzes to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

This is a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to:
* Build a working knowledge of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents
* Grasp word problems and underlying math concepts
* Learn basic equations and operations with integers
* Construct a solid foundation for algebra, geometry, statistics, and business math
* Prepare to take pre-college exams
Get over math anxiety using a special program included in the book
* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Pre-Algebra Demystified is your direct route to confidence with higher math!

About the Author:

Allan G. Bluman taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for 39 years. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and has written three mathematics textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. Mr. Bluman is the recipient of "An Apple for the Teacher Award" for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the "Most Successful Revision of a Textbook" award from McGraw-Hill. His biographical also record appears in Who's Who in American Education, Fifth Edition.

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