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 ...Read MoreUsing 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 experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Improved results with MyMathLab(R), which is designed to work hand-in-hand with the book and offers additional practice and learning aids that improve student learning in measurable ways.*The real-world focus turns students' attention to the math they will need for college, career, and life.* A wide range of exercises and problem types end each unit, making it easy for instructors to create assignments to fit their course goals.*Study and review features in every chapter are designed to help students use their time effectively. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. MyMathLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMathLab, search for: 0321923219 / 9780321923219 Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach plus NEW MyMathLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker 0321914627 / 9780321914620 Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach 6/eRead Less
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.
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.
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
This textbook is well written and has lots of helpful features to really assist in the learning process.
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