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This text teaches the critical mathematical concepts and skills that are imperative for success in the agriculture industry. Students will gain a solid foundation in practical mathematical applications specific to this field; they will develop their thinking skills through the manner in which the problems are developed; and, they will learn many real facts about agriculture. Line drawings, charts, graphs, case studies, examples, and sample problems throughout help students better grasp the concepts presented. The text is written in such a manner that the many chapters on mathematics involved in crop production, livestock production and financial management can be presented independently of one another, giving the instructor flexibility in selecting topics most appropriate to a given region. The instructor’s manual conveniently offers extra problem sets and two sets of tests per chapter.

Nina H. Mitchell,

Since 1990, Nina H. Mitchell has taught developmental mathematics, mathematics for nursing, and mathematics for agriculture at the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)/Hopkinsville Community College, where she received the award for outstanding adjunct faculty member in 2000. Previously a high school math teacher for 27 years, she taught courses from general mathematics through calculus. Ms. Mitchell has lived on farms her entire life, owning and operating her own for more than 40 years, and has been involved with several types of crop and livestock production. Ms. Mitchell holds a B.S. in mathematics with minors in physics and chemistry.
  • Sample problems contain multiple operations so that students must put information together to get the desired final answer
  • All are real problems in agriculture, leading students to learn agricultural facts
  • The flexible presentation of the material lends itself to being taught in any order
  • Diverse topics give the instructor many options for teaching purposes
PART 1: Mathematical Applications.
Chapter 1: Mathematical Operations. Chapter 2: Measurements. Chapter 3: Special Topics. PART 2: Mathematical Applications in Crop Production.
Chapter 4: Corn. Chapter 5: Wheat and Small Grains. Chapter 6: Soybeans. Chapter 7: Tobacco. Chapter 8: Cotton. Chapter 9: Peanuts. Chapter 10: Rice. Chapter 11: Horticulture.
PART 3: Mathematical Applications in Livestock Production.
Chapter 12: Cattle. Chapter 13: Swine. Chapter 14: Poultry. Chapter 15: Other Animals. PART 4: Mathematical Applications in Agribusiness and Financial Management.
Chapter 16: Agribusiness. Chapter 17: Financial Management.
Appendices: Quick Review of Arithmetic; Quick Review of Applied Geometry; Quick Review of Algebra; Conversions; Formulas.

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  • ISBN-10: 140183549X
  • ISBN-13: 9781401835491
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $114.00
  • RETAIL $151.95

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Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781111310677
The Instructor Resource will include the Instructor Guide, Solutions Manual, PPT slides, useful web links, and a computerized testbank.