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Mathematical Ideas (Cloth)

Mathematical Ideas (Cloth) - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0673998934

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ISBN13: 978-0673998934
ISBN10: 0673998932
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 97
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1997
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Mathematical Ideas (Cloth) - 8TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0673998934

Charles D. Miller, Vern E. Heeren and E. John Hornsby

ISBN13: 978-0673998934
ISBN10: 0673998932
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 97
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

The Eighth Edition preserves the supportive style and winning features from previous editions and continues to adhere to more of the NCTM and AMATYC Standards with its increased emphasis on cooperative learning through "collaborative investigations," by including still more new and interesting applications involving real data, and by offering more on technology coverage via optional graphing calculator screens with accompanying discussions of how such calculators can be used effectively in learning mathematics.

  • Chapters on Consumer Mathematics, and Matrices and their Applications.
  • Sections on Simulation, and Measures of Position.
  • Chapter opener focuses on an application of the topic to be addressed in the chapter.
  • Many new applications that employ data, graphs, and charts from real sources.
  • Collaborative Investigations at the end of each chapter are suitable for group discussion.
  • Graphing calculator screens have been included as margin notes to show how this technology can be used with the text. Limitations of technology are often discussed as well.
  • Motivational style of presentation gives liberal arts students an appreciation of mathematics.
  • Flexible organization and self contained chapters enables a variety of course syllabi.
  • Margin Notes explore the human dimension and historical context of mathematical ideas.
  • "For Further Thought" special interest boxes encourage students to share their reasoning processes to gain a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts.
  • Problem Solving Strategies relate the discussion of strategies to techniques that have or will be covered.
  • Extension sections cover additional topics in greater depth.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Approach to Problem Solving

Chapter 2: Sets

Chapter 3: Logic

Chapter 4: Numeration and Mathematical Systems

Chapter 5: Number Theory

Chapter 6: The Real Number System

Chapter 7: The Basic Concepts of Algebra

Chapter 8: Functions, Graphs and Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 9: Geometry

Chapter 10: Counting Methods

Chapter 11: Probability

Chapter 12: Statistics

Chapter 13: Consumer Mathematics

Chapter 14: Matrices and their Applications

Appendixes
Index and Pronunciation Guide

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