Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach


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Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach prepares students for the mathematics they will encounter in college courses, their future career, and life in general. Its quantitative reasoning approach helps students to build the skills needed to understand major issues in everyday life, and compels students to acquire the problem-solving tools that they will need to think critically about quantitative issues in contemporary society. This program will provide a better teaching and learning ...

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Jul 25, 2013

Helpful math

This is a good textbook to learn math with. I didn't have the chance to really use it in my math class, but the information contained within is solid.

Deborah M

Feb 7, 2013

Poor Condition- not "good"

The book itself is clearly written and suitable for self study.

No quadratics, though............ :(

But the book itself was in much poorer condition than I had expected. It was nearly completely separated from its bindiong.


Jun 17, 2011

Challenging enough for non-math persons

I am not a math major yet I was challenged by the content in this book. It did not create the impulse to turn tail and head for the hills. Its simple, straightforward language, clear examples, and helpful real-world context provide an excellent rationale as to why one should embrace the comprehensive world of mathematics (we cross paths with it every day). Even though the thought of polynomials, orders of magnitude, and CPI index numbers threaten to send my wearied mind spinning, this book has been an anchor for me so that I steadfastly face the windmills like the man of La Mancha. I highly recommend this title.

-Roberto Sabas


Oct 2, 2008

Great learning tool

This book covers a lot of ground but does it very well. The content covers real-world situations: finances, currency conversion, power usage, statistics, and more. The writing is very clear, and there are little overview sections that help refresh old math skills and explain advanced calculator functions. There is also a related web site with additional information. I plan to hold onto this book until I squeeze all the info I can out of it!


Sep 11, 2008

Good textbook

This textbook is well written and has lots of helpful features to really assist in the learning process.

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