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Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: ALPHA; 1 edition (July 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592578640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592578641
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

W. Michael Kelley is an award-winning math teacher and the author of seven math books including The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems and The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems. Mr. Kelley is also the founder and editor of calculus-help, which helps thousands of students every month conquer their math anxiety.

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W. Michael Kelley taught high school mathematics for seven years before leaving to work at the University of Maryland College Park Education College. After serving as the Director of Teacher Preparation at the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence for nearly 10 years, he now works for Laureate Education, developing online coursework for colleges and universities.

His life goal is to make math hurt less.

Customer Reviews

This is another great help book in the "Humongous" math book series.
Douglas F. Mitchell
Perhaps this was my fault, but this is not a workbook where you practice problems and then refer to the answer key which is what I was looking for.
Jewels4real
Just an excellent statistics book to help you solve any problem needing to be solved statistically.
Mary Rucker

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113 of 119 people found the following review helpful By R. Aubry on October 12, 2009
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I used this book in conjunction with the Jurgenson and Brown Geometry textbook this summer to tutor a student who needed to pass an entrance exam in geometry so that he could take Algebra II next semester. He passed with a 95.

I'm a math teacher and tutor, and own the entire Humongous series. I've also been a professional indexer, and I can tell you that I appreciated the care taken with the index (and also the large font used - a nice treat, in comparison with the usual tiny-print indexes!).

There *is* a chapter on logic and proofs, but it's not extensive. However, proofs don't seem to have the emphasis they had back when I studied geometry in the 60's, so it shouldn't be a problem for the modern student.

It's odd that Amazon doesn't provide a view of the table of contents for this book.
I found a website that does provide one - go here:
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I definitely recommend this book for those wishing to learn geometry. It even begins with refresher material on the algebra and rational numbers you'll use in geometry.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Math Expert on May 17, 2013
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5/13: I've solved every problem in The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems, and it is a very good statistics book. As a matter of fact, I am pleasantly surprised at the level of pedagogy infused throughout the book as the authors have showed the willingness to include topics not normally covered in other statistics books. Some of these examples are nonparametric tests including sign tests (small and large samples), paired-sample sign tests (small and large samples), Wilcoxon Rank Sum Tests (small and large samples and also dependent samples), Kruskal-Wallis Test, and Spearman Rank Correlation Test; forecasting (simple MA, weighted MA, exponential smoothing also with trend adjustment, and seasonality indices), and statistical process control including process capability ratio and index. The way the authors explained the concepts is very good and beats many statistical textbooks. On the other hand, I have to note the negatives about The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems. For example, problems 4.21 through 4.24, the authors don't bother with Venn Diagrams to illustrate how the problems can be solved. I've always thought it to be an indispensable tool when encountering these certain problems. Chapter 6 doesn't bother with the concept of summation symbol to add up the probabilities. It would have saved a lot of time and is really important for Poisson probabilities. Although the authors do a nice job of explaining Chapters 10 and 11, the problems are an overkill. It's just too many problems for one concept. Reducing it would be a better idea to free up some space for additional statistical concepts. Getting rid of Chapter 18, which is a test review, would be a good idea too.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By M. Kelly on April 4, 2010
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To begin I used this book and the Complete Idiot's guide to Statistics book to prime
myself for the dsst exam. I'm close to 60 years old.

I found the book excellent in it's coverage of the various examples and problems
that a student would encounter in exercises or tests. The exercises begin simple
enough, but they become more complex as expected. The explanation and directions are
given in side notes these add to understanding the problems solution. The continuing
sections of each chapter are further seperated for clarity. There are nearly 900
problems included in this book.

An example in beginning Hypothesis Testing for a Single Population, the reader is
introduced to a Mean= or > than 30 and Sigma unknown. The next section begins to
a Mean < 30 and Sigma known. This sequence continues for each chapter section so to keep a student from getting too confused. The book covers or touches most material
included in a first years Statistics course.Including Statistical Process Control.

The bad points...there are a few typos and miscalculations, but they are not
insurmountable. If I can find them and correct so can a younger student.
By the way I scored a 460 on the dsst Statistics exam.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By geezman on April 8, 2010
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Exceptional book for high school student taking an honors geometry class..have bought a few over time and most are just lists of problems with answers in back..but this one actually goes step by step thru a well orchestrated sequence of problems and does a terrific job explaining them. Great coverage of the years content + good preview of basic algebra materials needed to be succesful in Geo.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Douglas F. Mitchell on October 26, 2009
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This is another great help book in the "Humongous" math book series. There are so many problems that are solved with step by step explanations, diagrams and notes in easy to find areas of geometry. It is a great book for getting help and explanations for any particular problem area a student may encounter. The "Humongous" math series books are by far the best math books I have ever looked at.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jaewoo Kim VINE VOICE on May 7, 2010
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Statistics and Calculus are probably the two most useful mathematical concepts known to man. They are used extensively not only in math, engineering, and science, but also in business, finance, and economics as well.

Statistics allows one to derive relationships between data sets and derive future probabilities and, therefore, predictive abilities. If you want to predict the future within reason, then all you need are strong statistics (sometimes calculus) knowledge and plethora of accurate and relevant data.

This book unleashes the power of statistics unto the reader. The explanations are the clearest I have read and the most user friendly. Unfortunately, most of the statistics books are very dry and difficult to read. This book tries to counter that trend. Although statistics is still a dry topic, the format of this book, with its many captions, tries to make it interesting. It views statistics from the reader's perspective and tries to fill in the knowledge gap a reader might have about statistics as each chapter progresses. It is very well written and I wish this was my statistics text back during my school days.

There are plenty of practice problems but many of the practice problems are essentially the same problems with different wording. Much of the steps in solving the problems in each chapter involves using the same processes and formulas. The questions are also on the easy side. If you are looking for challenging statistics problems, then this book may not fill your need.

This book does not involve using calculus and only arithmetic and algebra knowledge are required. But by doing so, it doesn't dig into advanced statistics which is probably beyond the scope of this book anyhow.

Instructions on using statistics software such as SAS, MiniTab, or Excel are NOT included. This is pure statistics textbook that teaches how to solve problems using a good old fashioned calculator and statistics tables.
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