Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers, 6th Edition

  • includes Printed Access Card
  • Robert Brechner Miami-Dade College
  • ISBN-10: 0538481250
  • ISBN-13: 9780538481250
  • 816 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Now you can help even your most uncertain students overcome math anxiety and confidently master key mathematical concepts and their business applications with Brechner's CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS, 6E. This unique modular approach invites students into a successful, interactive learning experience with numerous real business examples and integrated teaching technology. The author continues to incorporate a proven step-by-step instructional model throughout that allows you and your students to progress together one topic at a time without being intimidated or overwhelmed. This new edition offers a fresh, reader-friendly design with a wealth of revised and new engaging learning features that connect the latest business news to chapter topics and provide helpful personal money tips. New, worked-out problems at the beginning of each new topic section further your students' confidence and success. Students immediately practice concepts to reinforce learning and hone essential skills with this edition's more than 2,000 new, revised and proven exercises, including new Excel® spreadsheet problems and detailed calculator sequences. Optionally bundled, a complete suite of supplemental teaching and learning technology offers CNOW™ course management system integrated with the exceptional MathCue™ software. Created by award-winning educator and software developer, George Bergeman, MathCue now offers more than 15,000 homework and test questions with complete step-by-step solutions for each problem to provide targeted help and remediation for your students. CNOW with MathCue works in concert with this engaging new edition of CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS to give your students the support and confidence they need for success in business math today. Contact your sales representative for bundle options or click on Best Buy Packages for bundle ISBN.


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  • UNIQUE MODULAR APPROACH HELPS STUDENTS OVERCOME MATH ANXIETY WITH MANAGEABLE LEARNING SECTIONS. The author has broken each chapter into numerous discrete learning components, allowing your students to progress step-by-step and overcome one of greatest barriers to learning that students who are not math majors experience: math anxiety! After each Example and step-by-step Solution, Try-It Exercises encourage students to work out their own exercises for immediate feedback and learning reinforcement before moving on to the next concept.
  • SECTION REVIEW EXERCISES IMMEDIATELY REINFORCE LEARNING AT EACH STEP. Every part of this edition is designed to help your students master the concepts presented with confidence. In addition to helpful Section Reviews, this edition’s Performance Objectives keep students focused on key concepts within each section. Chapter Formula Recaps, Summary Charts, and Assessment Tests provide students with proven, comprehensive end-of-chapter review.
  • BUSINESS DECISION EXERCISES INTEGRATE MULTIPLE CONCEPTS. Business Decision Exercises in each section give students the opportunity to apply multiple concepts within a detailed, realistic business scenario. These proven exercises sharpen students’ critical-thinking skills, provide a solid review of topics, and help students see the usefulness of the concepts they are learning.
  • NEW EXCEL EXERCISES LISTED ON 5E ONLINE DESCRIPT. DO THESE NOW CORRESPOND WITH EXCEL 2007--SAW MENTION OF THIS ON IPS.] NEW EXCEL® EXERCISES PROVIDE VARYING LEVELS OF HANDS-ON PRACTICE. It’s simple to provide practice with realistic business calculations that are ideal for your students’ individual, developing skill levels with this edition’s Excel® exercises. Each chapter’s 8-12 new Excel® exercises offer three levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Student and instructor versions of the exercises are available at this edition’s companion support website.
  • MATHCUE™ SOFTWARE PROVIDES AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF PROVEN PROBLEMS AND PRACTICE QUIZZES FOR REVIEW. Now available with CengageNOW™, one-of-a-kind MathCue tutorial software offers all the practice your students need with proven problems and practice quizzes focused on key performance objectives. Tutorial practice sessions, designed by an award-winning educator and software developer, support student learning with immediate, step-by-step feedback. Contact your sales representative to acquiring this product.

What's New

  • ALL-NEW "JUMP START" FEATURE OFFERS COMPLETELY WORKED-OUT PROBLEMS TO HELP STUDENTS MASTER AND REVIEW NEW CONCEPTS. Each new topic set in every Section Review now begins with a worked-out solution for the first question. Students have the advantage of reviewing this completed problem before moving ahead. For your convenience, All "Jump Start" solutions are available both in the book and on the companion website.
  • ALL HOMEWORK AND TEST ASSIGNMENTS NOW PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR INSTANT ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING SUPPORT. The powerful CengageNOW™ with MathCue™ delivers proven online homework and testing in a full-featured course management system. All of MathCue's more than 15,000 homework and test questions offer complete, step-by-step solutions for you to use in the way that best enhances your students' learning experience. Provide precise targeted help for students as they complete homework, quizzes, or tests. CengageNOW with MathCue integrates seamlessly with Blackboard, WebCT™, and other leading platforms.
  • THOROUGHLY REVISED, INVITING PRESENTATION AND PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ENSURE INTERACTIVE LEARNING. This new edition is reader-driven with a striking visual format designed to appeal to today's student. Revised "ContemporaryMath.com" and "In the Business World" features stimulate student curiosity as they highlight the most current news and statistics related to chapter topics. Numerous captivating real examples illustrate each chapter's key concepts, while all-new "Dollars and Sense" features provide helpful personal finance and business money tips.

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Table of Contents

1 Whole Numbers.
2 Fractions.
3 Decimals.
4 Checking Accounts.
5 Using Equations to Solve Business Problems.
6 Percents and their Applications in Business.
7 Invoices, Trade and Cash Discounts.
8 Markup and Markdown.
9 Payroll.
10 Simple Interest and Promissory Notes.
11 Compound Interest and Present Value.
12 Annuities.
13 Consumer and Business Credit.
14 Mortgages.
15 Financial Statements and Ratios.
16 Inventory.
17 Depreciation.
18 Taxes.
19 Insurance.
20 Investments.
21 Business Statistics and Data Presentation.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Robert Brechner

Robert A. Brechner is Professor Emeritus, School of Business, at Miami Dade College -- the largest multi-campus community college in the country. For the past 42 years he has taught business math, principles of business, marketing, advertising, public relations, management, and personal finance. He has been Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; International Fine Arts College, Miami; and Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He has consulted widely with industrial companies. In addition to CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, Dr. Brechner has authored numerous other successful texts highlighting annuities, management, business math and applied math.