by Larry Stephens
Today Stephens holds a doctorate in statistics, but in high school he was a math phobic and utterly average in his grades. So, he understands the confusion associated with the fundamentals of his life's work, he says. With that approach, the author offers this straightforward introduction to the topic that serves as the foundation for so many other mathematical pursuits. Using practical examples and lacing the text with "quick tips," points to memorize, and trouble spots that frustrated him and others learning algebra, Stephens explains functions, linear equations, polynomials, quadratic functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
McGraw, 2000, 221 p., b&w; illus., paperback
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