Real-Life Math, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414404999
  • ISBN-13: 9781414404998
  • DDC: 510.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 631 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released March 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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This set helps students better-understand commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life. Everyday tasks -- such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement -- are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy.

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"Once in a while there comes a truly exceptional book and, in my opinion, this is one of them. I am a mathematician who taught both high school and college before becoming a librarian and I can see what a wonderful approach this book has to the much maligned subject of Mathematics. I have never seen the relevance of Mathematics explained this well. Reading it has been a great pleasure. I now know how I-pods work! And how much wood a woodchuck can chuck!" --Nancy F. Carter, University Libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder, April 2006

— Nancy F. Carter

"'When am I ever going to use this?' is a common question asked by students in high school mathematics classes. The objective of Real-Life Math is to help students answer this by presenting mathematical concepts in a practical way. Real-Life Math tries to make math easier for students to relate to, and this goal is accomplished through the expertise of its authors laid out in an easy-to-read format. This book is recommended for high school students. While it would not be appropriate to use it as a textbook, it would complement one nicely." --ARBA, March 2007