Math for the Practical Student (and Parent)
Chenier’s Practical Math Dictionary
by Norman Chenier
What do you do when you need to know how to perform a forgotten
(or never learned) math operation?
Where can you find how to solve tricky math problems?
It’s all in Chenier’s Practical Math Dictionary, of course!
Do your students ask how they will ever use what they learn in math? Do you sometimes wonder? I always wondered, too, but when I encountered Chenier’s Practical Math Dictionary and Application Guide I began to see what math was for. Together, these focused, practical resources showed me exactly how to use math in real-life applications. No matter what sort of math operation you need to do, you are likely to find the instructions and formulas you need in this handy reference book.
What’s in the Practical Math Dictionary?
This tool-box sized Dictionary is packed from cover to cover with instructions for how to do virtually anything in math. Charts, tables, diagrams, and reference guides make explanations clear, and make it easy to find what you need to know. Definitions are presented as “Tasks” and “Apply It” Modules provide additional information or practice in key techniques. Some tasks even have “Trick of the Trade” methods, which are alternate formulas or ways of solving the problem.
The Practical Math Dictionary includes detailed instructions for using
- Whole numbers
- Fractions, decimals, and percents
- Ratio and proportion
- Powers and roots
- Algebra equations and formulas
- Plane geometry and solid geometry
- Basic trigonometry
- Geometric figures with protractor, compass, and layout square
- Squaring and leveling
- Conversion charts, glossary, and index
How to use the Math Dictionary
- Look up the Task you need to perform: Turn to the illustrated Table of Contents (TOC), and find the operation you need to perform. For example, if you need to find the area of a parallelogram or the volume of a trapezoid prism, look up those tasks in the table of contents. Each task is listed with a task number and a page number, as well as a small model of the problem you are trying to solve or a drawing of the shape you are working with. This makes it easy to quickly locate the task you need.
- Turn to the correct page or task number.
- Follow the instructions for finding a solution.
You may also use the detailed index to guide you to the correct task.
Whether you enter a trade or go on to college, having these two resources on your reference shelf is like having a mathematical version of Webster’s Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus on your shelf. And if you’re a homeschool mom, just imagine how wonderful it will be to have a Math Dictionary you can turn to for all those pesky questions!
About the Author
Author Norman Chenier developed the Practical Math Dictionary and Application Guide because as a building contractor, he saw the need for practical math skills. He began by teaching practical math to his own workers, high school students, and other tradesmen, including machinists, carpenter, pipe fitters, millwrights, welders, and others. These two books are the culmination of a lifetime of study, teaching, and practical application, and it shows.
7.4 x 5.8″; 406 pages