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This alternate ninth edition of the Miller/Heeren/Hornsby text contains two additional chapters, Graph Theory, and Voting and Apportionment. This best-selling text is written for the non-science, non-mathematics major. The book's flexible organization and self-contained chapters enable instructors to tailor the text to their preferred syllabus. It focuses on essential concepts and skills while imparting an appreciation for the many practical and fascinating applications of mathematics to everyday life. The ninth edition continues to adhere to NCTM and AMATYC standards with an emphasis on cooperative learning through collaborative investigations, the inclusion of real data and the optional use of graphing technology.
Table of Contents
The Art of Problem Solving
Solving Problems by Inductive Reasoning
An Application of Inductive Reasoning: Number Patterns
Strategies for Problem Solving
Calculating, Estimating, and Reading Graphs
Extension: Using Writing to Learn About Mathematics
Collaborative Investigation: Discovering Mathematics in Pascal's Triangle
The Basic Concepts of Set Theory
Symbols and Terminology
Venn Diagrams and Subsets
Set Operations and Cartesian Products
Cardinal Numbers and Surveys
Infinite Sets and Their Cardinalities
Collaborative Investigation: A Survey of Your Class