In This Chapter
Knowing the multiplication table once and for all
Understanding negative numbers
Distinguishing factors and multiples
Working confidently with fractions
Seeing what algebra is really all about
The ten little math demons I cover in this chapter plague all sorts of otherwise smart, capable folks like you. The good news is that they're not as big and scary as you may think, and they can be dispelled more easily than you may have dared believe. Here, I present ten common math demons, with a short explanation to set them on a path away from you.
A sketchy knowledge of multiplication can really hold back an otherwise good math student. Here's a quick quiz: the ten toughest problems from the multiplication table.
Can you do this, 10 for 10, in 20 seconds? If so, you're a multiplication ...