It's 2 AM and you are stuck. You have forgotten how to "complete the square", which you need to finish that calculus, algebra, or statistics question for an assignment due at 9 am. Your text gives lots of examples on the topic at hand, but none of the solutions outline the step-by-step technique for completing the square. The MATHEMATICS SURVIVAL KIT comes to your rescue, giving you the background you need to zero in on and solve YOUR problem.
Jack Weiner has been teaching mathematics for over 30 years, including 5 years at Parkside High School in Dundas, Ontario. He is the recipient of both the University of Guelph Professorial Teaching Award and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award. He has been short listed for selection as a national 3M Teaching Fellow and cited as a ‘Popular Professor’ in Maclean’s annual Canada wide University survey eight years out of nine!