Higher Education

Business Math Using Excel®, 2nd Edition

  • Sharon Burton Professor, Brookhaven College and Dallas County Community College District, Farmer's Branch, TX
  • Nelda Shelton Formerly of Tarrant County College District, South Campus, Fort Worth, TX
  • ISBN-10: 0538731192  |  ISBN-13: 9780538731195
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50
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Overview

Prepare your students to meet the demands of today's business world with the proven, practical dual approach in Burton/Shelton's BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL®, 2nd Edition. This book equips readers to master the math concepts most useful in contemporary business by first teaching students the traditional methods of calculating. The authors then emphasize a second approach that teaches the same math concepts using the functions of Microsoft® Excel®. This edition of BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL® prepares students to use the latest version of Excel® 2010. Your future business professionals learn to create formulas and master the functions of Excel® while developing high level math skills and refining other skills that will prepare them to succeed in the workplace. This edition's new, full-color design presents concepts in manageable sections to help build confidence for students at all levels of math proficiency. New profiles and new personal finance features emphasize the practicality of the book's content as they demonstrate how professionals use math daily and highlight common consumer issues. A new CourseMaster outcomes-based learning solution with homework tools and automatic grading saves you time while helping students focus on the concepts most important for business math success.

Features and Benefits

  • CONCEPTS ARE WELL ORGANIZED AND EFFECTIVELY DEFINED THROUGHOUT TEXT TO ENSURE STUDENT MASTERY. The book's strong, well-defined organization focuses on today's most important math and Excel® concepts and ideas. The authors do an exception job of integrating Excel® principles while clearly demonstrating why students need to know the math or Excel® features for job success.
  • CLEAR OBJECTIVES CORRESPOND TO ALL EXERCISES. Clearly stated objectives throughout the key correspond to each exercise, so students understand and can easily locate practice to support specific mathematical or Excel® concepts.
  • UNDERSTANDABLE, WORKED-OUT EXAMPLES HELP BUILD YOUR STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE AS THEY PROGRESS. The authors clearly illustrate each concept with step-by-step procedures. Exercises evolve from simple to more complex with numerous opportunities for students to practice and apply their new skills in typical business situations.
  • CHAPTERS PRESENT CONCEPTS IN MANAGEABLE, BITE-SIZE SECTIONS. This book is recognized for its simplicity in explaining both business math and Excel® concepts in short, manageable sections. Effectively placed exercises allow students to immediately practice the skills they've learn and strengthen their confidence as they move ahead.
  • ABUNDANT END-OF-CHAPTER ACTIVITIES PROVIDE PROVEN PRACTICE AND OPPORTUNITIES TO APPLY CONCEPTS IN BUSINESS SETTINGS. This book provides numerous opportunities for students to practice the skills they've learned with rich word problems, review exercises, questions, problems, and quizzes to reinforce chapter themes and concepts. Students practice new skills, new formulas and apply what they've learned in common business situations.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Math Functions.
2. Fractions.
3. Percent.
4. Bank Services.
5. Payroll.
6. Taxes.
7. Insurance.
8. Invoices and Discounts.
9. Markup and Markdown.
10. Interest.
11. Consumer Credit and Mortgages.
12. Annuities, Stocks, and Bonds.
13. Depreciation.
14. Financial Statements.
15. Business Statistics.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • SPREADSHEET INSTRUCTIONS REFLECT THE LATEST MICROSOFT® EXCEL® 2010. Spreadsheet instructions specific to Excel® 2010® familiarize students with the latest Excel® commands. Students learn to master key concepts such as absolute cell referencing; using, creating and understanding formulas; creating charts and graphs; and applying other core skills. They can easily download PC or Mac data files from the BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL®, 2nd Edition Website through www.cengagebrain.com or www.cengage.com/businessmath/burton/excel2.
  • NEW FULL-COLOR DESIGN FURTHER STRENGTHENS BOOK'S PRECISE INSTRUCTIONS. This book's new, dynamic use of color enhances the authors' easy-to-follow instructions with a simplicity that makes both business math concepts and Excel® concepts accessible for your students.
  • NEW FOUR-STEP PLAN GUIDES STUDENTS THROUGH SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS. Now your students learn a proven method for approaching the book's Excellent word problems. The solid four-step approach focuses on clues, an action plan, solution and conclusion as students learn specifically what to look for when completing word problems.
  • NEW "MATH AT WORK" PROFILES DEMONSTRATE THE PRACTICALITY OF WHAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. Engaging new "Math at Work" profiles highlight how employees in a variety of industries, such as business, health care, or culinary arts, use math on a daily basis. Corresponding "Apply Math @ Work" exercises give students an opportunity to apply similar math concepts on their own, taking the book's practical approach one step further.
  • NEW "PERSONAL FINANCE" FEATURES EMPHASIZE HOW STUDENTS CAN INDIVIDUALLY USE MATH CONCEPTS. This edition's new "Personal Finance" features highlight common consumer issues while strengthening your students' understanding of key math concepts and their use today.
  • BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL®, 2nd Edition COMPANION WEBSITE PROVIDES INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT AS WELL AS INTERACTIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. Now you can help your students develop both the business math and Excel® skills they need for business success with this companion website's interactive quizzes, flashcards, glossary, and web links for students. For your convenience, all of the instructors' materials are available for download as you need them at www.cengage.com/businessmath/burton/excel2.
  • NEW HOMEWORK SOLUTION FOCUSES ON CONCEPT MASTERY AND SAVES TIME WITH AUTOMATIC HOMEWORK GRADING. The new BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL® CNOW™, works through CengageNOW to provide easy-to-use homework solution tools that save you time and help your students focus on what they need to learn to improve student outcomes. CengageNOW connects your students to assignable, key content, while providing you with automatic homework grades and an interactive eBook.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538731354 | ISBN-13: 9780538731355)

Find all the resources you need with this all-in-one resource. This convenient IRCD includes ExamView® Testing Software that allows you to easily create your own custom exams by selecting questions, editing existing questions, or adding new questions. You'll also find PowerPoint® resource slides to supplement text information as well as activities to reinforce key concepts, and solutions to end-of-chapter activities. The CD also provides an Instructor's Manual that organizes each chapter by learning objectives and includes teaching suggestions and answers to end-of-chapter activities.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sharon Burton

Sharon Burton is a professor in the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College. In addition, she works in the Office of New Program Development, Dallas Community College District (DCCCD) in Farmer's Branch, Texas. Ms. Burton has more than 25 years of successful instructional experience in the community college environment. Most recently Ms. Burton has specialized in designing and teaching effective Internet courses, including business math, MS Office, and business writing. Ms. Burton earned her B.B.A. from Lamar University and her M.B.E. from University of North Texas.

Nelda Shelton

Nelda Shelton received her B.S. and M.B.E. degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. She has taught full-time in the Business and Office Administration Departments of Tarrant County College, South Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Shelton's teaching experience encompasses business math, business communications, office procedures, and introduction to accounting both in the classroom and distance learning via the Internet. She has worked part time for the U. S. Office of Personnel Management as a trainer and as an independent contractor. She has also served as a part-time instructor the Dallas County Community College District. Ms. Shelton has co-authored several successful texts in areas of business and office administration.