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Softcover ISBN:  9781470461348 
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Softcover ISBN:  9781470461348 
Product Code:  TEXT/63 
List Price:  $75.00 
MAA Member Price:  $56.25 
AMS Member Price:  $56.25 
eBook ISBN:  9781470462895 
Product Code:  TEXT/63.E 
List Price:  $75.00 
MAA Member Price:  $56.25 
AMS Member Price:  $56.25 
Softcover ISBN:  9781470461348 
eBook ISBN:  9781470462895 
Product Code:  TEXT/63.B 
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Book DetailsAMS/MAA TextbooksVolume: 63; 2021; 342 ppMSC: Primary 00;
Ten years from now, what do you want or expect your students to remember from your course? We realized that in ten years what matters will be how students approach a problem using the tools they carry with them—common sense and common knowledge—not the particular mathematics we chose for the curriculum. Using our text, students work regularly with real data in moderately complex everyday contexts, using mathematics as a tool and common sense as a guide. The focus is on problems suggested by the news of the day and topics that matter to students, like inflation, credit card debt, and loans. We use search engines, calculators, and spreadsheet programs as tools to reduce drudgery, explore patterns, and get information. Technology is an integral part of today's world—this text helps students use it thoughtfully and wisely.
This second edition contains revised chapters and additional sections, updated examples and exercises, and complete rewrites of critical material based on feedback from students and teachers who have used this text. Our focus remains the same: to help students to think carefully—and critically—about numerical information in everyday contexts.
Ancillaries:
ReadershipUndergraduate students interested in taking a Quantitative Literacy course.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Calculating on the back of an envelope

Units and unit conversions

Percentages, sales tax, and discounts

Inflation

Average values

Income distribution—spreadsheets, charts, and statistics

Electricity bills and income taxes—linear functions

Climate change—linear models

Compound interest—exponential growth

Borrowing and saving

Probability—counting, betting, insurance

Break the bank—independent events

How good is that test?


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Ten years from now, what do you want or expect your students to remember from your course? We realized that in ten years what matters will be how students approach a problem using the tools they carry with them—common sense and common knowledge—not the particular mathematics we chose for the curriculum. Using our text, students work regularly with real data in moderately complex everyday contexts, using mathematics as a tool and common sense as a guide. The focus is on problems suggested by the news of the day and topics that matter to students, like inflation, credit card debt, and loans. We use search engines, calculators, and spreadsheet programs as tools to reduce drudgery, explore patterns, and get information. Technology is an integral part of today's world—this text helps students use it thoughtfully and wisely.
This second edition contains revised chapters and additional sections, updated examples and exercises, and complete rewrites of critical material based on feedback from students and teachers who have used this text. Our focus remains the same: to help students to think carefully—and critically—about numerical information in everyday contexts.
Ancillaries:
Undergraduate students interested in taking a Quantitative Literacy course.

Chapters

Calculating on the back of an envelope

Units and unit conversions

Percentages, sales tax, and discounts

Inflation

Average values

Income distribution—spreadsheets, charts, and statistics

Electricity bills and income taxes—linear functions

Climate change—linear models

Compound interest—exponential growth

Borrowing and saving

Probability—counting, betting, insurance

Break the bank—independent events

How good is that test?