If youre brilliant at everything else but lack confidence when it comes to maths join Liz Strachan a maths teacher with many many years of experience on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of numbers algebra and geometry.
Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know Professor Tony Crilly explains in 50 clear and concise essays the mathematical concepts - ancient and modern theoretical and practical everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand and shape the world around us.
'If you follow this eloquently written book you will be equipped to cope with all manner of challenges such as splitting a restaurant bill filling in a tax return or understanding the compound interest on your bank statement.
"Grasp statistical ideas formulas and calculations Interpret graphs and polls and determine probability Analyze data using many techniques The simple way to study statistics Stymied by statistics? Fear not! In easy-to-understand terms this guide shows you how to make sense of statistics.
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