The Mathematical Palette, 3rd Edition

  • includes BCA/iLrn™ Tutorial and InfoTrac®
  • Ronald Staszkow Ohlone College
  • Robert Bradshaw Ohlone College
  • ISBN-10: 0534403654
  • ISBN-13: 9780534403652
  • 672 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 1995, 1991
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $217.75 
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About The Solution

Overview

THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE makes mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative for students. Visually engaging, the text features full color pictures of fine art to bring mathematical concepts to life for the liberal arts student. The text emphasizes problem solving through discovery and applications, encouraging students to become active participants and instilling a rich understanding and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics. Along with its emphasis on writing and critical thinking skills, the text presents the history of mathematicians with numerous, everyday applications to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors. The Third Edition of THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE also features a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructors and students. This includes BCA/iLrn Testing and Tutorial, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING live online tutoring, and a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources.


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Features/Benefits

  • Each chapter is a self-contained unit, and chapters may be taught in any order according to the instructor or student's interests.
  • The history section at the beginning of each chapter presents material and questions that are ideal for classroom discussions, research papers, projects, speeches, and presentations.
  • Chapter 3, "Geometry and Art," provides a thorough, engaging, visual introduction to geometry that focuses on mathematics in art.
  • Artwork and photographs that relate to the mathematics being discussed make the text visually stimulating. The text includes works by Andre Derain, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and many more.
  • RESEARCH QUESTIONS and PROJECTS at the end of each history section go beyond the material and serve as an ideal source for projects, written papers, and group cooperative learning experiences.
  • Short history segments throughout each chapter present the development of the mathematics being discussed.
  • Explanations of algebra concepts are integrated into the chapters.
  • Problem sets, organized into Explain-Apply-Explore categories, include a variety of writing and skill-building exercises, and their unique organization ensure that students understand the mathematical concepts involved.
  • Summaries at the end of each chapter present terminology, formulas, and objectives, and serve as a comprehensive review of the chapter.
  • Consistent use of scientific calculators eliminates the time spent on paper-and-pencil computation.
  • Chapter-ending summaries, reviews, tests, and accurate answer sections provide students with a comprehensive review of the terminology, formulas, and objectives used in the chapter.

What's New

  • History sections throughout the book have been revised to emphasize general developments in mathematics rather than detailed names and dates.
  • Projects at the beginning of each chapter are now divided into two groups--Research Projects and Math Projects.
  • Review problems, keyed to individual sections, have been added to the end-of-chapter materials.
  • New coverage includes the numbers of technology in Chapter 1, logic and puzzles in Chapter 2, the motion of a projectile in Chapter 8, and more.
  • A new Chapter 3, "Sets and Counting," expands the material on sets found in the previous edition. This chapter also includes an introduction to combinatorics.
  • Chapter 4, "Probability," includes more applications to non-game-related situations.
  • Chapter 5, "Statistics and the Consumer," now includes a section on regression and forecasting.
  • Chapter 6, "Modeling with Algebra," now includes many examples from sports.
  • Chapter 9, "Finance Matters," begins with a section on percents that includes markups, markdowns, and commissions.
  • More real-life problems and data are used throughout the text.
  • The chapter on calculus has become Chapter 10, "Math from Other Vistas," which contains views from the past (differential calculus, integral calculus, the Pascal-Yang Hui Triangle) and views of the present (voting systems, apportionment, linear programming).

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Table of Contents

1. NUMBERS-OLD AND NEW.
Overview. A Short History of Numbers and Numerals. Chapter 1 Projects. Ancient Systems of Numeration. Hindu-Arabic System and Fractions. Numeration Systems with Other Bases. The Numbers of Technology. Types of Numbers. Summary. Review. Test.
2. LOGICAL THINKING.
Overview. A Short History of Logic. Chapter Two Projects. Logic, Statements and Definitions. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Symbolic Logic and Truth Tables. Logic and Flowcharts. Logic and Puzzles. Chapter Two Summary. Chapter Two Review. Chapter Two Test.
3. SETS AND COUNTING.
Overview. A Short History of Sets. Chapter Three Projects. Sets: Finite and Infinite. Set Operations and Venn Diagrams. Applications of Sets. Introduction to Counting. Summary. Review. Test.
4. PROBABILITY.
Overview. A Short History of Probability. Chapter Four Projects. Intuitive Concepts of Probability. Calculating Probabilities. Probability and Odds. Probability of Compound Events. Conditional Probability. Expected Value. Summary. Review. Test.
5. STATISTICS AND THE CONSUMER.
Overview. A Short History of Statistics. Chapter Five Projects. Arranging Information. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. The Normal Distribution. Polls and the Margin of Error. Regression and Forecasting. Summary. Review. Test.
6. MODELING WITH ALGEBRA.
Overview. A Short History of Algebra. Chapter Six Projects. Linear Models. Quadratic Models. Exponential Models. Logarithmic Models. Summary. Review. Test.
7. GEOMETRY AND ART.
Overview. A Short History of Geometry. Chapter Seven Projects. Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry. Perspective. Golden Ratios and Rectangles. Polygons and Stars. Tessellations. Fractals. Summary. Review. Test.
8. TRIGONOMETRY: A DOOR TO THE UNMEASURABLE.
Overview. A Short History of Trigonometry. Chapter Eight Projects. Right Triangles, Sine, Cosine, Tangent. Solving Right Triangles. Right Triangle Applications. Laws of Sines and Cosines. Acute Triangle Applications. The Motion of a Projectile. Summary. Review. Test.
9. FINANCE MATTERS.
Overview. A Short History of Interest. Projects. Percents. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Annuities. Loans. Summary. Review. Test.
10. MATH FROM OTHER VISTAS.
Overview. Differential Calculus. Integral Calculus. Pascal--Yang Hui Triangle. Voting Systems. Apportionment. Linear Programming.

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The Instructor's Resource Manual contains a brief summary of the important concepts, terms, and formulas and answers to all Explain/Apply/Explore/Review/Test problems. It also includes detailed solutions to the odd-numbered Apply and Explore problems and all chapter-ending Review and Test problems. In addition, the Instructor's Resource Manual contains material that can supplement the traditional lecture and discussion approach commonly used in mathematics classrooms. It contains suggestions for writing assignments, history discussions, guest speakers, presentations, and math projects. It also has evaluation forms for projects and presentations.


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Be successful in math with THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE! Written with you in mind, the authors make mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative. Visually engaging, the text features full color pictures of fine art to bring mathematical concepts to life. Everyday applications are included to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as live online tutoring, tutorials, a book companion website, chapter-ending summaries, reviews, tests, and accurate answer sections.

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Be successful in math with THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE! Written with you in mind, the authors make mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative. Visually engaging, the text features full color pictures of fine art to bring mathematical concepts to life. Everyday applications are included to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as live online tutoring, tutorials, a book companion website, chapter-ending summaries, reviews, tests, and accurate answer sections.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Ronald Staszkow

Ronald Staszkow was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduated from St. Louis High School, received a bachelor¿s degree in mathematics from St. Mary¿s College in Moraga, CA, and received a master¿s degree in math education at the University of California - Santa Barbara. He holds a Certificate in Developmental Education from Appalachian State, NC, and Lifetime California Credentials in Secondary Teaching Community College Teaching, and Community College Supervision. After 11 years as a mathematics teacher and track/cross country coach at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, he has been a full time instructor at Ohlone College, Fremont, CA and specializes in developmental mathematics. He designed the Ohlone College Mathematics Learning Center and created the Math for Liberal Arts Students course at Ohlone College.

Robert Bradshaw

Robert Bradshaw is Professor of Mathematics at Ohlone College.

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