The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Secrets of Basic Probability Brandon Royal

ISBN: 9781897393659

Published: August 20th 2012

Paperback

46 pages


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The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Secrets of Basic Probability  by  Brandon Royal

The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Secrets of Basic Probability by Brandon Royal
August 20th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 46 pages | ISBN: 9781897393659 | 3.18 Mb

For Math and Numeracy Aficionados from All Walks of Life! Fine-tune your numerical mindset with a quantitative review that serves as a tool for perceiving probability in a new way. Whether youre a high school student, college student, or a test-prepMoreFor Math and Numeracy Aficionados from All Walks of Life! Fine-tune your numerical mindset with a quantitative review that serves as a tool for perceiving probability in a new way. Whether youre a high school student, college student, or a test-prep candidate, this books wealth of explanations and insights makes it a perfect learning companion.

Enjoy the benefits of your own short course in probability: *Be able to think conceptually by understanding how key problems fit within the main topics of probability, permutations, combinations, and enumerations. *Master basic probability using a simple flowchart to identify the correct formulas. *Understand when to add probabilities and when to multiply probabilities. *Be able to distinguish between events that are independent versus not independent and events that are mutually exclusive versus not mutually exclusive.

*Grasp key differences between permutations and combinations and look for key words such as arrangements or selections to indicate the correct problem type. *Solve tricky permutation problems that involve repeated letters or numbers. *Approach probability problems with a newfound confidence and competency. This book is focused on those thinking skills that are essential for mastering basic probability.

Such thinking skills make it much more likely that a person will be able to understand the how and why of problem solving, approach the subject in a conceptual way, and grasp those key principles that act as themes to bind related problems. These skills combine the science of math with the art of numbers. Authors bio: Brandon Royal (CPA, MBA) is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, The Little Red Writing Book, and The Little Gold Grammar Book, During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers -- a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world -- Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning principles to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning.

A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicagos Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in Time Asia magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the Presidents Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News Best Book Awards, and recipient of the 2011 Educational Book of the Year award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

To get started in probability theory, all you need are a few basic principles. Here they are, clear and uncluttered, in a short, simple book that comes as a welcome breath of fresh air.--Dr. Ian Steward, author of 17 Equations That Changed the World and the Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities



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