We are excited to provide this review of the complementary copy of Math for Grownups we received.

## Math for Grownups

### Details …

Ever wish you’d paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn’t it?

But now you’re staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you’re scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday’s game. You’re pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can’t quite remember.

Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context–with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom’s tomato sauce recipe for your entire family.

Forget higher calculus–you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being *useful*.

### Our Thoughts …

We were excited to bring you a guest post by author Laura Laing on the topic of The Arithmetic of Allowance. *Math for Grownups* is an easy read and makes you feel like you actually can do math … you know why though, because you can and you already do every day! We do so much math every day and we don’t even notice that we use fractions, work out formulas, or multiple in our heads. Now I will be the first to admit that I am horrible at math. Sure I got good grades in math class and needed math for my degree but it is not my love for sure. I am the first to whip out a calculator while Brian sits here and does the math faster in his head. (He is a dork like that!) Anyway, I know I do math all of the time but it nice to see math in this non-scary approach. Check it out and I bet you will how much math you use and can use in your daily routine!

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Adding when i go shopping, sometimes percentages when I have to tip.

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I calculate how much money is left in my budget for xyz that week.

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I use math to figure out how much money I’m saving when I use coupons to go shopping.

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The math I use daily is paying my bills and shopping.

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I use it at work for daily sales.

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I use math a lot in baking.

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Besides the usual “life” math, I homeschool my kids. My oldest in now in 7th grade and doing pre-algebra, and I’m getting scared! I had a difficult time with math in school and it’s coming back to haunt me!

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I help with kids homework after school so lately I have been doing a lot of fractions and addition/subtraction.

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The math I do everyday is try to figure out how many hours of sleep I will get if I got to sleep at a certain hour.

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addition in my check book and sadly subtraction too

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I frequently find myself using math when I’m cooking and baking (more so with the baking, though.. it’s like chemistry!).

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I have to count how many brain cells I have left after listening to kids music all day.

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