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 but 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:
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
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.
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.
Fun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 14 mm
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