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Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers: Teach Yourself
Heidi Smith
Peter Stokes
Classification : Sciences
Pub Date : Apr 30, 2010
Imprint : Teach Yourself
Page Extent : 224
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444102253
Price : 650

About the book
Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - 'Great at my job - Crap at Numbers' is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day.

Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/



Areas covered include:

Mental Maths
Terminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billions
Unwholesome numbers: fractions and decimals
Common Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange rates
Ratios and proportions
Measuring business performance: Priceless percentages
Averages: Mode, Median and Mean
Probability and odds
Entrée Economics
Show me my money: Personal Finance

Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.





NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.


AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers.

TRY THIS
Fun  exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


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Heidi Smith
Mac Bride has many years' experience of teaching maths and computing. This invaluable teaching background has made him a much sought-after author in the UK and internationally.


Peter Stokes
Mac Bride has many years' experience of teaching maths and computing. This invaluable teaching background has made him a much sought-after author in the UK and internationally.