FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS

ON EVERY ORDER!

LIST PRICE:

$230.66

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.

ISBN: 9780495110521 | 0495110523

Edition: 8thFormat: Hardcover

Publisher: Brooks Cole

Pub. Date: 10/14/2005

Because Knetbooks knows college students. Our rental program is designed to save you time and money. Whether you need a textbook for a semester, quarter or even a summer session, we have an option for you. Simply select a rental period, enter your information and your book will be on its way!

- We have the lowest prices on thousands of popular textbooks
- Free shipping both ways on ALL orders
- Most orders ship within 48 hours
- Need your book longer than expected? Extending your rental is simple
- Our customer support team is always here to help

This text explores the power of mathematics and shows how mathematics has revolutionized the world. The main theme throughout this book is problem solving. In the first part of the book, "The Power of Mathematics," Smith begins by discussing math anxiety and how to formulate the problem. Students develop confidence and then learn problem solving techniques from arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. In the second part of the book, "The Utility of Mathematics," students apply these techniques to topics that were selected because of their usefulness to students. The topics include managing money using the ideas of interest, installment buying, credit card buying, inflation, buying a car or home, sets, probability, contests, statistics, surveys, and the influence of these topics on students' lives. While building critical-thinking and communication skills, students develop an appreciation of mathematics as they each learn something that will make life easier, less costly, or more efficient.