Do the Math - the way your grandmother did. A simple step-by-step guide to doing arithmetic the way it was taught 50 years ago when American high school graduates led the world in math and science. High school graduates, even those who were not college- bound, knew how to count back change or work with fractions and decimals in measuring and calculating necessary materials for construction, manufacturing, decorating, sewing, etc, and balance a checkbook. ( ) The key is keeping it simple. This method worked then, and it still works today.
About the Author
Ms Bower worked for 20 years as mechanical engineer before pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics to teach at the college level. After 15 years of teaching both at state and private universities, she discovered the remedy for the deficiencies of today's students in mathematics is to return to the basics as they were taught 50 years ago when American graduates led the world in mathematics and science. She has simply compiled in formal documentation what was once so simple it was not necessary to be documented. What one learned, one could teach. The result is this series of texts. Ms Bower is currently an adjunct professor of mathematics at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio