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Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, involving over 120 students and faculty members, MATH is an engaging and accessible solution that accommodates the busy lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. This paperback text offers a full suite of learning aids, including end-of-chapter review cards, downloadable flashcards and practice problems, online video tutorials, solutions to exercises and practice quizzes aimed at supplementing learning outside of the classroom. MATH presents concepts in a visual and approachable way, ideal for combating the math anxiety often found in Liberal Arts Math students. Also available is Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign®—a complete online homework management system for students and professors.

Karl Smith, Santa Rosa Junior College

Karl Smith is professor emeritus at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. He has written over 36 mathematics textbooks and believes that students can learn mathematics if it is presented to them through the use of concrete examples designed to develop original thinking, abstraction, and problem-solving skills. Over one million students have learned mathematics from Karl Smith's textbooks.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with nearly 120 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter in Review cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Your Instructor's Edition will include one Prep Card per chapter, perforated so you can slide it into your briefcase or leave it on the podium while you lecture. These cards include Topics, a chapter outline, key terms, and various activities both for in-class exercises and take-home assignments.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Downloadable flash cards, practice problems, video tutorials, exercise solutions and more are only a click away.
1. THE NATURE OF NUMERATION.
Math Anxiety Source. What's the Problem? Early Numeration Systems. Hindu-Arabic Numeration Systems. Different Numeration Systems. Binary Numeration Systems. History of Calculating Devices.
2. THE NATURE OF NUMBERS.
It's Natural. Prime Numbers. Numbers — Up and Down. It's a Long Way From Zero to One. It's Irrational. Be Real. Mathematical Modeling.
3. THE NATURE OF ALGEBRA.
Polynomials. Factoring. Evaluation, Application, and Spreadsheets. Equations. Inequalities. Algebra in Problem Solving. Ratios, Proportions, and Problem Solving. Percents. Modeling Uncategorized Problems.
4. THE NATURE OF GEOMETRY.
Geometry. Polygons and Angles. Triangles. Mathematics, Art, and Non-Euclidean Geometries. Perimeter and Area. Surface Area, Volume and Capacity.
5. THE NATURE OF NETWORKS.
Euler Circuits and Hamiltonian Cycles. Trees and Minimum Spanning Trees. Topology and Fractals.
6. THE NATURE OF GROWTH.
Exponential Equations. Logarithmic Equations. Applications of Growth and Decay.
7. THE NATURE OF MONEY.
It's Simple. Buying on Credit. Credit Card Interest. Compound Interest. Buying a Home.
8. THE NATURE OF SETS AND LOGIC.
Introduction to Sets. Set Relationships. Operations with Sets. Venn Diagrams. Survey Problems Using Sets. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning.
9. THE NATURE OF COUNTING.
Permutations. Combinations. Counting Without Counting. Rubik's Cube and Instant Insanity.
10. THE NATURE OF CHANCE.
It's Not Certain. Probability Models. Odds and Conditional Probability. Mathematical Expectation. Frequency Distributions and Graphs. Descriptive Statistics. It's Normal.
11. THE NATURE OF GRAPHS – THE MARRIAGE OF ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY.
Cartesian Coordinate System. Functions. Lines. Systems and Inequalities. Graphing Curves.
12. THE NATURE OF VOTING AND APPORTIONMENT.
Voting. Voting Dilemmas. Apportionment. Apportionment Paradoxes.
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