New Book Shows Students How to get over Their Fear of Math

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Author and math teacher, Y. S. Eastwood delivers easy, fun math to ultrasound techs

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The overall theme is for my students to jump on the ‘Education Success Express, and overcome their fear of math

For most people, the words fun and algebra are mutually exclusive. Not true for author Y. S. Eastwood. “My book is fun. My book is simple to understand. My book is easy to understand.”

The book in question is her newest, “Algebra Fundamentals for Ultrasound Techs: A Student’s Guide” (published by iUniverse). In the book, Eastwood, a longtime teacher, provides students studying to become ultrasound technologists and ultrasound technicians with clear explanations and analysis to help them land their dream job.

Eastwood was inspired to write “Algebra Fundamentals for Ultrasound Techs” by her brother, who urged his sis to reach more students with her proven abilities to teach math to even the most math-phobic of pupils.

“These students were having difficulty passing the physics part of the state examination for licensure, because their math background was inadequate,” remembers Eastwood. “Their math background was inadequate because somewhere along the line, they became convinced that they did not understand math and never would. When I wrote this book, I decided to focus on logic and to allow student s to be relaxed and have fun when doing math.”

“Algebra Fundamentals for Ultrasound Techs” includes practice problems, easy-to-follow explanations, answer keys and a glossary defining key terms.

“The overall theme is for my students to jump on the ‘Education Success Express,’” coins Eastwood, “and overcome their fear of math.”

Algebra Fundamentals for Ultrasound Techs
By Y. S. Eastwood
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781475976106
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781475976090
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Y. S. Eastwood is a teacher who graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in government and politics. She is a member of Phi Sigma Alpha. She has been a teacher for more than 15 years in the public school system and holds credentials in mathematics, the English language arts and the social sciences. A mother of two children, she currently lives in California.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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