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Book Title: Math for Grownups: Re-Learn the Arithmetic you Forgot from School so you can calculate how much that raise will really amount to, Figure out if that new fridge will actually fit, help a third grader with his fraction homework, and convert calories int...The author of the book: Laura LaingEdition: Adams MediaDate of issue: June 18th 2011ISBN: 1440526907ISBN 13: 9781440526909Language: EnglishFormat files: PDFThe size of the: 317 KBCity - Country: No dataLoaded: 1512 timesReader ratings: 4.8 |

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Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it?

But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday's game. You're pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can't quite remember.

Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context—with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom's tomato sauce recipe for your entire family.

Forget higher calculus—you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful.

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When people learn that Laura Laing has a degree in mathematics, it’s always the same reaction: Widening eyes change to a puzzled look and then, “But aren’t you a writer?” Laura contends that writing great non-fiction is not much different from proving a(b + c) = ab + ac, except she gets to use words that are a whole lot more fun.After receiving her undergraduate degree, Laura taught high school math for four years. But as much as she loved the challenge of turning young minds on to math, Laura was exhausted.

After a few years, Laura finally came around to her first passion: writing. Since then, she has written for regional and national publications, including Parade, Parents, Pregnancy, and Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine. Her cover story for City Paper, about the oldest gay bar in Charm City, earned her a 2008 A.D. Emmart Award honorable mention.

In July 2011, Laura published her first book, Math for Grownups. A funny, accessible and practical book, it’s designed for readers who are afraid of math or think there is something called the math gene — and they don’t have it. She followed up with Math for Writers, which is a lot like her first book. In it she teaches writers how to tell a better story, get published and make more money. (And who doesn’t want that?)

All in all, Laura has one big goal: to rid the world of math anxiety and antipathy. (No biggie, right?)

Contrary to popular, American belief, her last name is not misspelled and she is not Superman’s girlfriend.

### Reviews of the Math for Grownups: Re-Learn the Arithmetic you Forgot from School so you can calculate how much that raise will really amount to, Figure out if that new fridge will actually fit, help a third grader with his fraction homework, and convert calories int...

ALBERT

Do you need a book to diversify your evening? Maybe you found her.

ZOE

Poignant book.

STANLEY

There are clear drawbacks

ISLA

I never liked the book.

There are some interesting pages

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