Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 7th edition
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Overview
Through their proven success as trailblazers in Quantitative Reasoning, Jeff Bennett and Bill Briggs' Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach prepares you for the mathematics you will encounter in college courses, your future career and life in general. Its quantitative reasoning approach helps you build the skills required to understand major issues in everyday life, and encourages you to develop the problemsolving tools needed to think critically about quantitative issues in contemporary society. The authors' unique learning aids and modular approach offer an interesting and flexible combination of technology and text. In the 7th Edition, updated data throughout reflects the most current information and events; an extensively revised chapter on managing money includes the most current financial information regarding loans, taxes and budgets; and much more.
Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021)  Copyright © 2019
ISBN13: 9780137553334
Subject: Liberal Arts Math
Category: Quantitative Reasoning
Overview
I. LOGIC AND PROBLEM SOLVING
 1. Thinking Critically
 Activity: Bursting Bubble
 1A. Living in the Media Age
 In Your World: Fact Checking on the Web
 1B. Propositions and Truth Values
 1C. Sets and Venn Diagrams
 Brief Review: Sets of Numbers
 1D. Analyzing Arguments
 Mathematical Insight: Deductive Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
 1E. Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
 In Your World: Beware of “Up to” Deals
 2. Approaches to Problem Solving
 Activity: Global Melting
 2A. Understand, Solve, and Explain
 Brief Review: Common Fractions
 Brief Review: Decimal Fractions
 Using Technology: Currency Exchange Rates
 In Your World: Changing Money in Foreign Countries
 2B. Extending Unit Analysis
 In Your World: Gems and Gold Jewelry
 Brief Review: Powers of 10
 Using Technology: Metric Conversions
 In Your World: Save Money and Save the Earth
 2C. ProblemSolving Hints
 Mathematical Insight: Zeno’s Paradox
II. QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE
 3. Numbers in the Real World
 Activity: Big Numbers
 3A. Uses and Abuses of Percentages
 Brief Review: Percentages
 Brief Review: What Is a Ratio?
 3B. Putting Numbers in Perspective
 Brief Review: Working with Scientific Notation
 Using Technology: Scientific Notation
 3C. Dealing with Uncertainty
 Brief Review: Rounding
 Using Technology: Rounding in Excel
 3D. Index Numbers: The CPI and Beyond
 Using Technology: The Inflation Calculator
 In Your World: The Chained CPI and the Federal Budget
 3E. How Numbers Can Deceive: Polygraphs, Mammograms, and More
 4. Managing Money
 Activity: Student Loans
 4A. Taking Control of Your Finances
 4B. The Power of Compounding
 Brief Review: Powers and Roots
 Using Technology: Powers
 Using Technology: The Compound Interest Formula
 Using Technology: The Compound Interest Formula for Interest Paid More Than Once a Year
 Using Technology: APY in Excel
 Using Technology: Powers of e
 Brief Review: Four Basic Rules of Algebra
 In Your World: Effects of Low Interest Rates
 4C. Savings Plans and Investments
 Mathematical Insight: Derivation of the Savings Plan Formula
 Using Technology: The Savings Plan Formula
 Using Technology: Fractional Powers (Roots)
 In Your World: Building a Portfolio
 4D. Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages
 Using Technology: The Loan Payment Formula (Installment Loans)
 Mathematical Insight: Derivation of the Loan Payment Formula
 Using Technology: Principal and Interest Portions of Loan Payments
 In Your World: Avoiding Credit Card Trouble
 In Your World: Choosing or Refinancing a Loan
 4E. Income Taxes
 4F. Understanding the Federal Budget
III. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
 5. Statistical Reasoning
 Activity: Cell Phones and Driving
 5A. Fundamentals of Statistics
 Using Technology: Random Numbers
 5B. Should You Believe a Statistical Study?
 In Your World: The Gun Debate: Defensive Gun Use
 5C. Statistical Tables and Graphs
 Using Technology: Frequency Tables in Excel
 Using Technology: Bar Graphs and Pie Charts in Excel
 Using Technology: Line Charts in Excel
 5D. Graphics in the Media
 Using Technology: Graphs with Multiple Data Sets
 5E. Correlation and Causality
 Using Technology: Scatterplots in Excel
 6. Putting Statistics to Work
 Activity: Are We Smarter Than Our Parents?
 6A. Characterizing Data
 Using Technology: Mean, Median, and Mode in Excel
 6B. Measures of Variation
 Using Technology: Standard Deviation in Excel
 6C. The Normal Distribution
 Using Technology: Standard Scores and Percentiles in Excel
 6D. Statistical Inference
 In Your World: Is Polling Reliable?
 7. Probability: Living With The Odds
 Activity: Lotteries
 7A. Fundamentals of Probability
 Brief Review: The Multiplication Principle
 7B. Combining Probabilities
 7C. The Law of Large Numbers
 7D. Assessing Risk
 In Your World: Terrorism, Risk, and Human Psychology
 7E. Counting and Probability
 Using Technology: Factorials
 Brief Review: Factorials
 Using Technology: Permutations
 Using Technology: Combinations
IV. MODELING
 8. Exponential Astonishment
 Activity: Towers of Hanoi
 8A. Growth: Linear vs. Exponential
 8B. Doubling Time and HalfLife
 Using Technology: Logarithms
 Brief Review: Logarithms
 8C. Real Population Growth
 In Your World: Choosing Our Fate
 8D. Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids
 In Your World: Ocean Acidification
 9. Modeling Our World
 Activity: Climate Modeling
 9A. Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models
 Brief Review: The Coordinate Plane
 9B. Linear Modeling
 Using Technology: Graphing Functions
 In Your World: Algebra’s Baghdad Connection
 9C. Exponential Modeling
 Brief Review: Algebra with Logarithms
 Mathematical Insight: Doubling Time and HalfLife Formulas
 In Your World: Changing Rates of Change
 10. Modeling With Geometry
 Activity: Eyes in the Sky
 10A. Fundamentals of Geometry
 Mathematical Insight: Archimedes and Pi
 In Your World: Plato, Geometry, and Atlantis
 10B. Problem Solving with Geometry
 10C. Fractal Geometry
V. FURTHER APPLICATIONS
 11. Mathematics and The Arts
 Activity: Digital Music Files
 11A. Mathematics and Music
 In Your World: Music Just for You
 11B. Perspective and Symmetry
 11C. Proportion and the Golden Ratio
 12. Mathematics and Politics
 Activity: Partisan Redistricting
 12A. Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule?
 In Your World: Counting Votes  Not as Easy as It Sounds
 12B. Theory of Voting
 In Your World: The Electoral College and the Presidency
 12C. Apportionment: The House of Representatives and Beyond
 12D. Dividing the Political Pie
Credits
Answers to Quick Quizzes and OddNumbered Exercises
Index
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