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Math Tools for Journalists

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ISBN-10: 0966517652

ISBN-13: 9780966517651

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kathleen Wickham, Ed Avis

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

"Ed Avis, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Parent's Magazine and other publications, is always on the go with his two sons, Nathan and Benjamin. The Avis family ""kid-tested"" 95% of the sites in this book, from Chicago's sandy beaches to the top of its highest skyscraper."

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Math Basics
Equality, addition, subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Squares, square roots, to the power of
Fractions
Decimals and percentages
Rounding
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Percentages
Percentage increase/decrease
Percentage of the whole
Percentage points
Simple/annual interest
Compounding interest
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Statistics
Mean
Median
Mode
Percentile
Variance and standard deviation
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Polls and Surveys
Populations and samples
Margin of error and confidence level
Census
Inferential statistics (z and t scores)
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Business
Financial statements
Profit and loss
Balance sheet
Ratio analysis
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Stocks and Bonds
Stocks
Bonds
Industrial average indexes
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Real Estate Taxes
Mill
Appraisal value
Assessed value
Calculating tax
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Directional Measurements
Time, rate and distance
Speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Area Measurements
Perimeter
Areas of squares and rectangles
Square feet, square yards
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Volume Measurements
Liquid measurements
Rectangular solid
Cord
Ton
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
The Metric System
Definitions
Basics
Length
Area
Mass
Volume
Temperature
Style rules
Skill Drills
Learning Challenge
Conversions
Online Resources/Calculators
Index
Formula Quick Reference