* Problem-solving principles and strategies are introduced in chapter one and are used consistently throughout the text. * Of Further Interest ... Show synopsis * Problem-solving principles and strategies are introduced in chapter one and are used consistently throughout the text. * Of Further Interest sections appear at the end the chapter, and cover current topics that are exciting for students but are not typically part of the standard curriculum. * Statement Headings provide the students with a clear idea of the concept being discussed and are useful when reviewing for exams. * Applications motivate the discussion of the mathematics and increase student interest in the material. * Quiz Yourself questions are found throughout each section, and allow students to gauge their level of understanding before moving on to the next concept. * Some Good Advice is a feature that provides students with timely hints, tips, cautions and warnings about the material being covered. * Highlights are boxed features that consist of historical notes or biographical vignettes, uses of technology, and interesting applications.