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Mathematics, a human endeavor : a book for those who think they don't like the subject

Author: Harold R Jacobs
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious students. Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Jacobs shows students how to make observations, discover relationships, and solve problems in the context of ordinary experience.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold R Jacobs
ISBN: 071672426X 9780716724261
OCLC Number: 28928426
Description: xiii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Mathematical ways of thinking --
2. Number sequences --
3. Functions and their graphs --
4. Large numbers and logarithms --
5. Symmetry and regular figures --
6. Mathematical curves --
7. Methods of counting --
8. The mathematics of chance --
9. An introduction to statistics --
10. Topics in topology --
Appendix: Basic ideas and operation.s.
Responsibility: Harold R. Jacobs.
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For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious students. Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Jacobs shows students how to make observations, discover relationships, and solve problems in the context of ordinary experience.

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