Books by W. Michael Kelley

  • The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems
    by W. Michael Kelley

    Coming in December 2013, The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems, your one-stop show to a metric ton (give or take) of math practice for the SAT Test. The book contains all of the following, except for one. Try to figure out which is not included:

    • •   Test-taking tips, including specific advice for multiple-choice and grid-in questions
    • •   In-depth mathematical tutoring on all of the major topics included on the SAT
    • •   Practice problems for all four categories of mathematical SAT questions
    • •   The math sections of three full-length practice SAT tests
    • •   A bronze bust of former president William Howard Taft

     Set your math phasers to "excited"! Click here for pre-ordering info.

  • The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems: For People Who Don't Speak Math
    by W. Michael Kelley

    The best way to learn calculus is to work through tons and tons of problems. The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems contains 1,000 problems, each with ridiculously detailed explanations and hand-written notes in the margins that clarify the most difficult steps. Click here to see a sample page.

    All of the major players are here: limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, tangent lines, velocity, acceleration, area, volume, infinite series--even the really tough stuff like epsilon-delta proofs and formal Riemann sums. So dig in to your heart's content, with completely worked-out examples for just about every problem you'll see in calculus!

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, 2nd Edition
    by W. Michael Kelley

    There aren't many math books, let alone calculus books, out there that are very fun to read. In fact, a recent survey showed that 9 out of 10 people would rather be trampled to death by wild stallions than have to read even one sentence of a math textbook. That is a shocking statustic, even if I did just make it up. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus will teach you everything you need to know about Calculus and keep a smile on your face. In addition to straightforward explanations, studying tips, memory techniques, and practice problems with complete and understandable explanations for every step, the book will keep you entertained with its wry sense of humor. Believe it or not, it's a math book you'll actually enjoy reading! 

  • The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems: Translated for People Who Don't Speak Math
    by W. Michael Kelley

    When I launched the Humongous Book of Calculus Problems, I hoped that students would find value in a massive vat of practice problems with very detailed descriptions, but I had no idea how overwhelmingly positive the response would be. As soon as the book was released, I immediately started working to give Algebra the same treatment. This book will take students through all the topics of Algebra I and Algebra II, including: solving equations and inequalities, functions, factoring, logarithmic and exponential functions, radical expressions, conic sections, and work problems. Bring me your scared, your coonfused, your bewildered students yearning to pass Algebra!

  • The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems: Translated for People Who Don't Speak Math
    by W. Michael Kelley

    Remember how excited Dorothy was when she landed in Oz? She was in a new place, filled with color and tiny people who could sing and dance perfectly choreographed routines without even rehearsing! Even better, she had a mission. Simply follow the yellow brick road and everything would be wonderful. This is powerful magic indeed. Remember, all of this frolicking is going on not twenty feet from a recently-crushed witch corpse, but no one seems to mind.

    Do you feel like Dorothy, ready to step out onto the long, magical road of math, full of excitment, dread, and also pigtails and/or a tiny dog? Are you someone lost along the way to Oz and starting to wonder whether it was really worth stopping to help that scarecrow down? I mean, he can't even add fractions for the love of corn. The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems will take you through the poppy fields, away from the flying monkeys, and right up to the front door of Oz, all oiled up and ready to go.

    Feel like you need a new brain when you're in a math class? Are your computational skills all rusty, Tin Man? Maybe a big boost of courage is all you really need to be toto-ly prepared. If you are about to take an algebra class (or have a friend that desperately needs your help), don't wait! Click this link to BUY TODAY!

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra, 2nd Edition
    by W. Michael Kelley

    It’s true, most people hate algebra, and I’m talking about heavy duty hate here—the “I hate that pack of wolves that devoured my family” kind of hate, not the “I hate carrot cake” kind. Algebra represents some sort of mysterious conglomeration of topics that makes no sense, and for some reason, the only people allowed to teach it are the most boring (and nerdiest) people on the planet!

    Let me be your translator and guide to the world of math. I know my way around, and can explain things to you so that you understand. I know the sort of things that confuse people, and can steer you around the quicksand and jagged rocks that loom in your path.

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus
    by W. Michael Kelley

    Get all the help you need in your precalculus or Trigonometry class in one, portable, convenient location! Advanced alegra topics include: polynomials; solving polynomial, radical, and rational equations; logarithmic and exponential growth; parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hypoerbolas; matrix determinants; Cramer's Rule; inverse matrices; and even reduced row-echelon form.

    But wait! there's more! You also get a full trigonometry course as well, including: the unit circle; sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent; right triangle trigonometry; graphing trig functions; proving identities; solving trig equations, the Laws of Sine and Cosine, and much, much more!

  • Precalculus (CliffsQuickReview)
    by W. Michael Kelley

    Finally there's a book that will cover all the important topics of precalculus. In the past, you'd have to buy Algebra I, Algebra II, and Trigonometry review books in a desperate attempt to get the help you'd need in Precalculus. Even more frustrating, there was no guarantee that those books would even contain everything you were expected to understand in class (can you say "Gauss-Jordan elimination"?).

    CliffsQuickReview Precalculus is written in the same style as other titles in the famous series: You get right to the point with all the topics, with no fluff, and just the right amount of practice. Keep in mind that even though Mike's characteristic humor is absent (a requirement of the series), his crystal clear explanations remain.

  • The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems: Translated for People Who Don't Speak Math
    by W. Michael Kelley

    They said it couldn't be done. They said it shouldn't be done. They said I should own more then two pairs of pants for "hygiene reasons." But who are they anyway? Honestly, I am not sure who they are, but I am sure they'd want 1,000 geometry problems in every shape, size, area, and volume.  Everything you need to get from Point A to Point B is right here, including these topics: logic and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, polygons, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals and parallelograms, right triangles, circles, area, perimeter, volume, surface area, gometric constructions, coordinate geometry, vectors, transformations, symmetry, and even truth tables!

  • The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems: Translated for People Who Don't Speak Math (Humongous Book Of...)
    by W. Michael Kelley, Robert A. Donnelly

    The Humongous series is back, and this time it's got a hankering for statistics problems. Like its predecessors, it's a massive tome containing all the practice you'll need on topics including: descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation, regression, nonparametric statistics, forecasting, and process control.

  • Rookie Teaching for Dummies
    by W. Michael Kelley

    The best guidebook for new, or rookie, teachers that will really prepare you for your first few years in the classroom. It's a hilarious but practical book full of tips, advice, and real-life scenarios that you can put into practice starting on the first day of school.

    • Find out what life will be like as a teacherLearn how to deal with administrators, students, parents, and coworkers
    • Establish and maintain firm control of your class beginning the first day of school
    • Avoid the rookie mistakes most veteran teachers made when they were new
    • Get advice from people who have already been there and fought the battles

    A guide for all teachers, from elementary to high school, that will prepare you, entertain you, and turn good teachers into great ones!

  • Master the AP Calculus AB & BC, 2nd Edition (Peterson's Ap Calculus)
    by W Michael Kelley, Mark Wilding

    If you're preparing for the AP Calculus AB or BC Exam, there's no better resource than this hulking workbook. Not only does it contain detailed review information about every topic on the exams, it also includes four, full-length exams you can use to prepare yourself for test day. Want more? You got it. Each chapter also includes detailed tutorials to help you use your Texas Instruments calculator to help you understand and score higher!