This blog is a companion to my book, Math for Grownups. In it, I devote a chapter to the areas of life when a little math comes in handy: shopping, working in the yard, being crafty, planning a trip and more. You get an idea of how to do some math with the skills that you already know–or were taught but don’t remember.
It’s not a stuffy, boring, overly intellectualized tome, and neither is this blog. I want you to feel happy and comfortable and eager to do some math. Or at least not so scared, bored or hostile.
It might be a revelation for many of you — but you can do math. And I’d bet my last dollar that you’ll enjoy at least some of it. (Trust me, I’m not the impulsive type.)
Here’s what some have said about Math for Grownups.
“If you grab any book before the school season starts, it should be this one, especially if you have kids entering middle school and high school. I’ve rarely seen a more important book for adults, but in a time when you even have to pass a Math test for an application… this book is the book for us grownups.” – Outnumbered 3 to 1
“When I sat down to read Math for Grownups, I expected to flip through the first few boring pages. Two hours later I looked up at the clock, amazed that I had gone through two-thirds of the book!” – One Mama’s Daily Drama
“Its simple language makes it digestable for everyone! Check it out soon!” – Travel Answer Man