The Vine: November 8, 2013
I'm looking for a rather specific book recommendation, and I'm not sure quite where to go with it — I'll mention that I live in Asia and have no problem getting Amazon to deliver to me, but for what I'm looking for, it's hard to know what to pick without being able to flip through it first.
I'm an intelligent adult. So, I've been thinking that I should really be able to do math. I know the very basics, but solving a simple ratio is about as far as I can do these days. I did learn higher math in high school and college, but I was just going through the motions without really comprehending or retaining anything.
I've thought since I was a kid that I'm just "bad at math," but it struck me that if I can easily read college-level books and articles, I should also be able to handle college-level math in my post-college life.
Are there any readers who can recommend a book for self-teaching / re-teaching myself math? I don't just want to memorize formulas — it would preferably be a combination of instruction, real-world applications and/or theory, and practice problems. But I'd settle for two of the three if someone has a strong recommendation. The only thing I don't want is what I had in school — just a couple of sample problems followed by exercises and an answer key in the back.
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