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The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple by Dr. Richard Elwes
  

The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple

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A new edition of a self-help book that starts with the very basic of mathematical concepts and proceeds clearly and carefully through to more complicated maths, it’s an up-to-date and thorough grounding in the subject. It’ll help with work, allow you to give the children a hand with homework or even start you on the road to mathematical qualifications.

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The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple by Dr. Richard Elwes

This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

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'Elwes takes the key concepts, perfectly illustrates them with practical examples and easy-to-follow explanations, tests us with quizzes, and applies the principles to everyday situations. The effect is strangely liberating, and you might soon find yourself acquiring a love of logarithms and a respect for reflex quadrilaterals'
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About the Author

Dr Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds. He contributes to New Scientist and Plus Magazine and publishes research on model theory. He is the author of Mathematics 1001 published by Quercus.

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Publication date

5th June 2014

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Dr. Richard Elwes

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

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Paperback
304 pages

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9781782069454

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