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UNDERSTANDING OUR QUANTITATIVE WORLD

UNDERSTANDING OUR QUANTITATIVE WORLD

UNDERSTANDING OUR QUANTITATIVE WORLD

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Understanding Our Quantitative World
by Janet Andersen & Todd Swanson

This text is intended for a general education mathematics course. The authors focus on the topics that they believe students will likely encounter after college. These topics fall into the two main themes of functions and statistics. After the concept of a function is introduced and various representations are explored, specific types of functions (linear, exponential, logarithmic, periodic, power, and multivariable) are investigated. On the theme of statistics, the authors focus on different types of statistical graphs and simple descriptive statistics. Linear regression, as well as exponential and power regression, is also introduced. Simple types of probability problems as well as the idea of sampling and confidence intervals are the last topics covered in the text. Each section begins by setting the mathematics within a context and ends with an application. The course is designed to allow students to spend most of their time in class working in groups on the activities. The text assumes that students will have access to some type of technology such as a graphing calculator. Also available as a free download by Bernie Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen, Calculation vs. Context.

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  • Brand name: MAA
  • Authors: Janet Andersen & Todd Swanson
  • ISBN:9780883857380
  • 302 pp.
  • Hardbound
  • 2004
  • Series: Textbooks
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