In “Why Math isn’t an Awful Nerd” Jason Marshall, the guy behind the incredibly popular Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips podcast, shows readers how insanely easy and downright elegant math can be. Marshall focuses on perfect squares and patterns (hint: they’re called perfect squares for a reason), and clearly—and most importantly concisely—explains step-by-step how numbers work. Multiple games and puzzles re-enforce the concepts Marshall presents, making for a crazy fun, accidental learning experience. Perfect for anyone looking for a leg-up on their algebra homework, that won’t put them to sleep.
And if this e-book leaves you wanting even more! more! more! there’s The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, with even more math number games, explanations, and—dare we say it—fun.
Pure mathematics is the world's best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It's free. It can be played anywhere--Archimedes did it in a bathtub.
--Richard J. Trudeau, Dots and Lines
There's a giant conspiracy in the world to make people think that math is awful. And a lot of people have bought into it. To be honest, I don't blame them--or perhaps you--because, frankly, math can be awful when it's presented to you in a boring and awful