Saturday, October 1, 2011

Math... we're bringing it back!

When was the last time you did an algebra problem? What about add fractions? Or figured out the area of a space??

While we may not think about it as the subject that we learned while sitting at a desk listening to a teacher tell us what exponents are (still confused)

Many of us have forgotten about PEMDAS (parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) the order of operations.

While most of us have calculators and a basic knowledge of math, it always seems to be the most simple of problems that get to us.

How do I figure out an area of a room that's not a square
How do I add that quarter cup to that third of a cup without wasting two measuring cups?
How much will my interest on my bank loan work out to??

Math affects us everyday!  And while its become a natural thing for us to do in our heads, most of us could us a refresher, or at least a reference guide to how to go about solving these problems because lets be honest asking you're eleven year old daughter to borrow her math book might just get you some extra homework!


Math for Grownups!

Written by Laura Laing, this book has all the math you need for you're modern life, everything from figuring out how much lawn edging you'll need to how many calories you're burning at the gym. My most used sections have been the "In the craft room: and the "In the Kitchen" there is even a part on how to scale DOWN recipes! I've always done this myself but the book contained some GREAT tips for doing it correctly!

In the back is an appendix of all the formulas taught in the book which is an amazing reference.

So for all you mothers, fathers, people who just moved in on their own, or anyone out there who doesn't always feel 100% helping their kids with the math homework, or even if you do you're sure to appreciate the formulas and the way that Laura makes them so adaptable to you're busy life!

I reiceved a free copy of "MATH for grownups" for this review. All opinions are 100% mine I did not receive any cash payment for this review

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