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Kean Professor Authors Barron’s E-Z Business Math

UNION, NJ - Following the success of his first book, Dr. Thomas Walsh, an assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education at Kean University, has authored a new text with Calman Goozner, entitled Barron’s E-Z Business Math.

This self-teaching manual reviews arithmetic skills as they apply to business records and functions. Topics reviewed include fractions, decimals, calculating percentages, the fundamentals of statistics and business graphics, measurements in the English and metric systems, and applications of mathematics to banking, investing, loans, and setting up a business.

Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning E-Z. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college-101 standards.

In addition to their self-teaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers.

Walsh, a resident of Montclair, N.J., and a member of the Kean faculty since 1999, teaches mathematics, science and computer methods courses to undergraduate and graduate students who will be teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He also supervises student teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In March 2008, he published his first book, Barron’s NJ ASK 3rd Grade Math Test, which covers the math needed to pass the 3rd Grade New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK) in mathematics. During his tenure, he has also administered several grants and written numerous scholarly articles.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. While Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers, it is also a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 14,000 students.