Thinking Mathematically

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Mathematics - 685 pages
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This book provides a general survey of the mathematical topics that are useful in our contemporary world. With a focus on developing mathematical literacy, it strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Set theory. Logic. Number theory and the real number system. Equations and Inequalities. Measurement and geometry. Probability theory. Statistics. Consumer mathematics and financial management. For anyone interested in refreshing his/her fundamental math skills or in meeting state-mandated math requirements.

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BOB BLITZER is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him towards a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade Community College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Thinking Mathematically, Bob has written four algebra books, all published by Prentice Hall.

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