The Mathematics Survival Kit by Jack WeinerThe Mathematics Survival Kit by Jack Weiner

The Mathematics Survival Kit

byJack Weiner

Paperback | December 1, 2008

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So simple and yet so powerful, it's a wonder that we haven't seen a book like this before. The Mathematics Survival Kit 2e gives you exactly what you need to continue with your homework with quick 5-minute concise and friendly reviews of 115 mathematical concepts. Combining high school course outlines, the standard first year university calculus and algebra curricula, and thirty years of teaching experience, the author has identified those topics that students, from high school to university, find most problematic and offers a handy reference for tackling those concepts in a step-by-step fashion. This second edition has twenty five new topics; all suggested by readers of the first edition, including students, teachers, and even parents! Also, included in this edition is a list of popular math formulas for quick reference when working on your homework or studying for that exam.
Jack Weiner is an associate professor at the University of Guelph and past recipient of the University of Guelph Teaching Award (1992) and the prestigious Ontario Council of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) Teaching Award (1993). He has authored several books for the Grand Valley Mathematics Association for Mathematics Education...
Title:The Mathematics Survival KitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 10.95 × 8.45 × 0.45 inPublished:December 1, 2008Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176500170

ISBN - 13:9780176500177


Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best teacher there is This book reviews everything you could possibly need to know as a math student- exactly what I needed for a university course when I forgot some high school material! it is the best teacher out there- next to Jack himself! It is so easy to understand and the best part is that each page is independent of the others so if you forget one thing you only have to go to one page- it makes it so easy to learn exactly what you need to know! TOTALLY worth the money- better than any textbook I've seen, thanks!
Date published: 2005-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's like having jack right beside you! This is a great resource for any student who is taking math - high school or university - and those of us who are trying to help them. It's like a math dictionary/encyclopedia! I give all my students 'how to get an A in math' and the ideas really do work. Ditto for 'how to get extra help'. As someone who doesn't have a university background in math, this resource is so valuable - a student is stuck on a certain question?- look it up in the MSK - and there it is - explained clearly and concisely. Highly highly recommended! Well worth the $$. My daughters have copies too! Thanks Jack. This is the next best thing to having you teaching me yourself.
Date published: 2005-08-08

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started on Survival Chapter 2: Factoring: A Product of Practice Chapter 3: Powerful with Polynomial Expressions Chapter 4: The Straight Goods on Lines and Planes Chapter 5: A Few Lines on Linear Algebra Chapter 6: Quadratics to the Second Degree! Chapter 7: Solving Inequalities with Less (<_29_ _difficulty2c_="" greater="" _28_="">) Ease Chapter 8: Increasing the Magnitude of Your Absolute Value Knowledge Chapter 9: Getting to the Root of Square Roots Chapter 10: Some Basic Graphs and Some Basics About Graphs Chapter 11: The Survival Kit Logs Timed with Exponents and Logarithms Chapter 12: Angling in on Trigonometry and a Little Geometry Too! Chapter 13: A Straightforward Approach to Limits Chapter 14: Continuity ( There''s a Hole in the Function, Dear Liza Dear Liza) Chapter 15: Derivatives or Going on a Tangent About Slopes Chapter 16: Derivative Rules Rule Chapter 17: Integrating You Knowledge about the Anti-Derivative Chapter 18: Inverse Functions Chapter 19: Warming Up to Polar Coordinates Chapter 20: A New Direction: Vectors Chapter 21: Sequences and Series and a Little Bit of Statistics End Game