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    Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation)

    Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation) Lowest new price: $12.84
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    Author: Princeton Review
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    PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Ace the AP Calculus AB Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide.

    In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam guide—which includes thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras via our AP Connect portal—this edition includes extra exams, for a total of 6 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations!

    This book provides the most practice at the best price (more tests than any other major offering currently on the market, at a price that's 20% less than the nearest competitor).

    Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
    • Comprehensive content review for all test topics
    • Up-to-date information on the 2018 AP Calculus AB Exam
    • Subjects organized into manageable units
    • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates

    Premium Practice to Help Achieve Excellence.
    • 5 full-length practice tests in the book with detailed answer explanations
    • 1 additional full-length practice test online with detailed answer explanations
    • Comprehensive drills at the end of each chapter and unit
    • Handy guide to key calculus formulas, plus bonus tips online for optimizing your TI-84 calculator

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    • Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2018 Premium Edition

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    Barron's AP Statistics, 9th Edition

    Barron's AP Statistics, 9th Edition Lowest new price: $11.82
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    Author: Martin Sternstein Ph.D.

    This manual's in-depth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includes:

    • A diagnostic test and five full-length and up-to-date practice exams
    • All test questions answered and explained
    • Additional multiple-choice and free-response questions with answers
    • A 14-chapter subject review, covering all test topics
    • A new review chapter highlighting statistical insights into social issues
    • a new chapter on the Investigative Task, which counts as one-eighth of the exam
    • A guide to basic uses of TI, Casio, and HP graphing calculators
    BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP Statistics test with all questions answered and explained.

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    The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math)

    The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) Lowest new price: $10.41
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    Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
    Brand: Dover Publications

    This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold.
    Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original.
    Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

    This book has been a classic in the former Soviet Union since it was first published in 1956, and it remains just as entertaining today. A master at making math fun for his high school students, Boris Kordemsky loaded this clever collection with a wide variety of math and logic related games and puzzles dealing with magic squares, tricky weights and measures, properties of numbers, mathematical tricks, and more. Number and math game fans are bound to find several new amusements here. Even many of the well-known classics from generations past take on new life with the fresh twists Kordemsky provides.


    • Exercise your mind with this collection of brainteasers, logic puzzles, and more! 359 puzzles

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    3rd Grade Super Math Success: Activities, Exercises, and Tips to Help Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead (Sylvan Math Super Workbooks)

    3rd Grade Super Math Success: Activities, Exercises, and Tips to Help Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead (Sylvan Math Super Workbooks) Lowest new price: $8.54
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    Author: Sylvan Learning

    Success in math requires children to make connections between the real world and math concepts in order to solve problems. Extra practice can help young problem solvers advance to more complex topics with confidence. The activities in this workbook are designed to help your children catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you’ll find inside are:
    It’s about Time
    Students practice multiplying by figuring out the time spent eating, watching TV, playing soccer, and sleeping.
    Making Change
    Calculating the change from buying a candy bar, book, or T-shirt helps students reinforce adding and subtracting with money.
    Code Breaker
    After solving problems with addition and subtraction, multiplication, fractions, temperature, time, or money, students use the answers to solve a fun riddle.
    Fraction Factory
    Using the game board in the workbook, players see who can move the quickest through fractions of muffins to get to the box at the end.
    Going Green
    Estimating the number of discarded plastic bottles or the fraction of trash that can be recycled in different types of bins are a few practical ways students use math to learn how to improve the environment.
    Kate’s Kitchen
    In Kate’s Kitchen, students practice grouping skills when they package containers of dried mango snacks, and dividing skills when they determine how many glasses of orange juice can be made out of oranges. Scaling up smoothie recipes gives multiplication practice, while making parfait desserts gives practice with fractions.
    Give your child’s confidence in math a boost with 3rd Grade Super Math Success.

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    Introductory Calculus For Infants

    Introductory Calculus For Infants Lowest new price: $11.66
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    Author: Omi M. Inouye

    The storybook adventure of two friends as they explore the wonders of calculus.

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    The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't

    The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't Lowest new price: $9.90
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    Author: Nate Silver
    Brand: Penguin Books

    One of Wall Street Journal's Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012
    New York Times Bestseller

    “Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam War…could turn out to be one of the more momentous books of the decade.”
    New York Times Book Review
    "Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century."
    —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift

    "A serious treatise about the craft of prediction—without academic mathematics—cheerily aimed at lay readers. Silver's coverage is polymathic, ranging from poker and earthquakes to climate change and terrorism."
    —New York Review of Books

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of
    Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future.

    In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science.

    Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise.

    With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

    Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: People love statistics. Statistics, however, do not always love them back. The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver's brilliant and elegant tour of the modern science-slash-art of forecasting, shows what happens when Big Data meets human nature. Baseball, weather forecasting, earthquake prediction, economics, and polling: In all of these areas, Silver finds predictions gone bad thanks to biases, vested interests, and overconfidence. But he also shows where sophisticated forecasters have gotten it right (and occasionally been ignored to boot). In today's metrics-saturated world, Silver's book is a timely and readable reminder that statistics are only as good as the people who wield them. --Darryl Campbell


    • Penguin Books

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    180 Days of Math for First Grade (180 Days of Practice)

    180 Days of Math for First Grade (180 Days of Practice) Lowest new price: $12.55
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    Author: Jodene Smith
    Brand: Shell Education
    Model: 50804

    Consistent practice is the best way for students to develop math skills and confidence, at any grade level. 180 Days of Math for First graders provides workbook problems for each day of the school year, giving students ample time to use the skills they learn in class.

    Each problem is tied to a specific mathematical concept, allowing students to master skills and prepare for the next level of learning. Students will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as tackling algebraic thinking, data analysis, logic problems, and more.

    With educational activities that are correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards, 180 Days of Math helps to prepare students for the future. The daily activities are great as homework or as additional reinforcement of math concepts outside of class.

    The 180 Days of Math workbook includes data-driven assessment tips and digital resources for parents and teachers, making diagnostics easy. Encourage your First grade students to approach math with confidence, not fear, with daily practice!

    About Shell Education
    Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.


    • Sold as an Each
    • Provides teachers and parents with daily practice activities to build and gauge students' mathematical fluency
    • Each problem is tied to a specific mathematical concept
    • Students gain regular practice through these quick, diagnostic-based activities
    • Data-driven assessment tips are provided, and the Teacher Resource CD includes assessment analysis resources

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    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data Lowest new price: $10.95
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    Author: Charles Wheelan
    Brand: W W Norton Company

    “Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”―San Francisco Chronicle

    Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.

    And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal―and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.


    • W W Norton Company

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    Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)

    Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics) Lowest new price: $64.00
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    Author: Christopher M. Bishop
    Brand: Christopher M Bishop

    This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. The book presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible. It uses graphical models to describe probability distributions when no other books apply graphical models to machine learning. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity with multivariate calculus and basic linear algebra is required, and some experience in the use of probabilities would be helpful though not essential as the book includes a self-contained introduction to basic probability theory.


    • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

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    A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

    A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market Lowest new price: $18.00
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    Author: Edward O. Thorp
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    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

    A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success—and mathematically unassailable method—caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed.

    Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to “the biggest casino in the world”: Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world’s first wearable computer.

    Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic—a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world.

    Praise for A Man for All Markets

    “In A Man for All Markets, [Thorp] delightfully recounts his progress (if that is the word) from college teacher to gambler to hedge-fund manager. Along the way we learn important lessons about the functioning of markets and the logic of investment.”The Wall Street Journal

    “[Thorp] gives a biological summation (think Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!) of his quest to prove the aphorism ‘the house always wins’ is flawed. . . . Illuminating for the mathematically inclined, and cautionary for would-be gamblers and day traders”
    Library Journal


    • A Man for All Markets From Las Vegas to Wall Street How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

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