About the Book
Math Overboard! is a complete review of school math, from kindergarten to Grade 12. Math
Overboard! is ideally suited for selfstudy by students (especially those planning to enter college or university), parents, educators, and other interested adults. Every standard topic is completely covered, with easytounderstand explanations. Math Overboard! places equal emphasis on computational skills and overall comprehension of math. Frequent Problems support learning.
Unique Features of Math Overboard!
1. Reviews (in 2 volumes) all of school math, from Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry, to Trigonometry and Statistics. 2. Emphasizes full understanding and algorithmic skills equally. 3. Can be used in many ways, from checking up on a single topic (like vectors) to reviewing a whole subject area (like Algebra). 4. Perfect for relearning school math. 5. Includes frequent advice on learning math and avoiding errors. 6. Contains numerous Problems to develop skills and improve understanding. 7. Discusses dozens of realworld applications of math to Science, Technology, Economics and Finance.
Math Overboard! – Part 1: Contents
Chapter 1 Addition and Multiplication
1.1 The decimal system for whole numbers 1.2 Addition of whole numbers 1.3 Multiplication of whole numbers 1.4 Binary arithmetic 1.5 Decimalpoint numbers 1.6 Scientific notation 1.7 The rules of arithmetic 1.8 The number line 1.9 How to learn mathematics 1.10 Review problems
Chapter 2 Subtraction and Division
2.1 Subtraction 2.2 Multiplication 2.3 Division and fractions 2.4 The real number system 2.5 Review problems
Chapter 3 Using Elementary Mathematics
3.1 Calculator math 3.2 Per cent 3.3 Areas 3.4 Scale effects 3.5 Proportionality 3.6 Speed and distance 3.7 Units of measurement and their conversion 3.8 Review problems
Chapter 4 Algebra
4.1 Exponents 4.2 Exponential growth and compound interest 4.3 Operations with fractions 4.4 Polynomial algebra 4.5 Linear and quadratic equations 4.6 Inequalities 4.7 The binomial theorem 4.8 Fractional exponents 4.9 More about polynomials 4.10 Review problems
Chapter 5 Euclidean Plane Geometry
5.1 Lines and angles 5.2 Triangles 5.3 Similarity and congruence 5.4 Solving a right triangle using trigonometry 5.5 Isosceles triangles 5.6 Circles and arcs 5.7 The scientific calculator 5.8 Area of a circle 5.9 Review problems
Chapter 6 Analytic Geometry
6.1 The rectangular coordinate system 6.2 Straight lines 6.3 Circles 6.4 Transformations 6.5 Conic sections 6.6 Review problems
Chapter 7 Functions and Graphs
7.1 Sets 7.2 Functions 7.3 The graph of a function 7.4 Inverse functions 7.5 Graphing sums and products 7.6 Polynomial calculus 7.7 Numerical solution of equations 7.8 Interpolation 7.9 Review problems
Solutions to Review Problems
Diagnostic Test
Common Errors
Greek Alphabet
Mathematical Symbols
Index
