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Common sense mathematics

Author: Ethan D Bolker; Maura B Mast
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Common Sense Mathematics is a text for a one semester college-level course in quantitative literacy. The text emphasizes common sense and common knowledge in approaching real problems through popular news items and finding useful mathematical tools and frames with which to address those questions. We asked ourselves what we hoped our students would remember about this course in ten year’s time. From that ten year  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan D Bolker; Maura B Mast
ISBN: 9781939512109 1939512107
OCLC Number: 949219319
Description: xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Calculating on the Back of an Envelope --
Units and Unit Conversions --
Percentages, Sales Tax and Discounts --
Inflation --
Average Values --
Income Distribution --
Excel, 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?.
Responsibility: Ethan D. Bolker, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Maura B. Mast, Fordham University.

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This book shows students how to deal with everyday issues, such as credit card debt, using common sense and some mathematics.  Read more...

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