Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, 3rd edition

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Thinking Quantitatively helps you develop the critical-thinking and math skills to become an informed, numerically literate citizen. This fully digital, seamless learning experience combines Gaze’s text content, Guided Worksheets with real-world examples, and auto-graded Excel® problems with immediate feedback. Definition hyperlinks, links to example videos and just-in-time spreadsheet tutorial videos immerse you in an online environment with point-of-use resources at your fingertips. You’ll put your learning to practice immediately, gaining invaluable skill with spreadsheets and the opportunity to truly think about concepts. Revised and new features throughout the 3rd Edition make this course more accessible than ever.

Published by Pearson (March 10th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137924875

Subject: Liberal Arts Math

Category: Quantitative Reasoning

Table of contents

1: An Excel-lent Approach to Relationships

  • 1.1: Functions
  • 1.2: Analytic Representations: Equations
  • 1.3: Numerical and Graphical Representations: Tables and Charts
  • 1.4: Spotlight on Statistics
  • Chapter 1: Review

2: Ratios and Proportions

  • 2.1: Ratios and Proportions
  • 2.2: Proportionality
  • 2.3: Financial Literacy
  • 2.4: Spotlight on Statistics
  • Chapter 2: Review

3: Units, Conversions, Scales, and Rates

  • 3.1: Units and Conversions
  • 3.1: Units and Conversions
  • 3.3: Rates
  • 3.4: Dosages and Concentrations
  • 3.5: Spotlight on Statistics
  • Chapter 3: Review

4: Percentages

  • 4.1: Percentages
  • 4.1: Percentages
  • 4.1: Percentages
  • 4.1: Percentages
  • 4.5: Spotlight on Statistics

5: Linear Functions

  • 5.1: Proportionality
  • 5.2: Slopes and y-Intercepts
  • 5.3: Linear Equations
  • 5.3: Linear Equations

6: Exponential Functions

  • 6.1: Constant Percentage Change
  • 6.2: Exponential Functions
  • 6.3: Average Percentage Change
  • 6.4: Spotlight on Statistics

7: Logical Arithmetic

  • Section 7.1: Logarithms
  • Section 7.1: Logarithms
  • Section 7.3: Annual Percentage Yield and
  • Continuous Compounding
  • Section 7.4: Spotlight on Statistics
  • End of Chapter Summary

8: Curve Fitting and Correlation

  • 8.1: Correlation, Causation, and Confounding Factors
  • 8.2: Best-Fit, Least-Squares, and Regression Lines
  • 8.3: Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient of Linear Determination
  • 8.4: Spotlight on Statistics
  • Chapter 8: Review

9: Financial Health

  • 9.1: Retirement
  • 9.2: Securities: Cash, Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds
  • 9.3: Built-In Financial Functions
  • 9.4: Loans
  • Chapter 9: Review

10: Logically!

  • 10.1: Logical Statements
  • 10.2: Excel’s IF Function
  • 10.3: VLOOKUP
  • 10.4: Random Simulations
  • Chapter 10: Review

11: Chance, Risk, and Likelihood

  • 11.1: Risk and Decision-Making
  • 11.2: Probability and Counting
  • 11.3: Conditional Probabilities
  • 11.4: Unions and Complements
  • 11.5: Spotlight on Statistics
  • 11.5: Spotlight on Statistics

12: Statistically Speaking

  • 12.1: Data Distributions: Frequency and Probability
  • 12.2: Binomial and Normal Distributions
  • 12.3: Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals
  • 12.4: Hypothesis Testing
  • 12.4: Hypothesis Testing
  • Chapter 12: Review

13: Modeling the Real World

  • 13.1: Modeling Basics
  • 13.1: Modeling Basics
  • 13.3: Stochastic (Random) Models
  • 13.4: Linear Programming (Optimization) Models
  • 13.5: Spotlight on Statistics
  • Chapter 13: Review

R (Review)

  • R.1 Objective 1: Number Sense
  • R.1 Objective 2: Decimals and Percentages
  • R.1 Objective 3: Formulas and Order of Operations
  • R.2 Objective 1: Number Words
  • R.2 Objective 2: Fractions
  • R.2 Objective 3: Setting Up Proportions
  • R.2 Objective 4: Basic Equation Solving
  • R.3 Objective 1: Arithmetic with Units
  • R.3 Objective 2: Fraction Arithmetic
  • R.3 Objective 3: Scientific Notation
  • R.4 Objective 1: Percent Proportions
  • R.5 Objective 1: The Cartesian Coordinate

Appendix: Spreadsheet Basics

  • A.1: Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • A.1 Objective 1: Create a Spreadsheet Model or Template
  • A.1 Objective 2: Enter Formulas
  • A.1 Objective 3: Fill Formulas
  • Section A.2: Built-In Functions
  • A.2 Objective 1: Using Built-In Functions
  • Section A.3: Charts
  • A.3 Objective 1: Creating Charts

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