The second edition of THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE makes mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative for liberal arts students. The text stresses learning mathematics through discovery and applications, as a means to learning about mathematical ideas rather than rote memorization, drill, and practice. An emphasis on developing students' problem-solving skills generates a positive attitude towards mathematics and encourages an appreciation of its beauty and power. Changes to this edition emphasize writing and critical thinking skills. The history of mathematicians is presented along with numerous, everyday applications to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors.
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Ronald Staszkow was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduated from St. Louis High School, received a bachelor¿s degree in mathematics from St. Mary¿s College in Moraga, CA, and received a master¿s degree in math education at the University of California - Santa Barbara. He holds a Certificate in Developmental Education from Appalachian State, NC, and Lifetime California Credentials in Secondary Teaching Community College Teaching, and Community College Supervision. After 11 years as a mathematics teacher and track/cross country coach at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, he has been a full time instructor at Ohlone College, Fremont, CA and specializes in developmental mathematics. He designed the Ohlone College Mathematics Learning Center and created the Math for Liberal Arts Students course at Ohlone College.
Robert Bradshaw is Professor of Mathematics at Ohlone College.
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Book Description Brooks Cole, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030008972