Thinking Mathematically

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9780130149381: Thinking Mathematically

For a one-/two-term course in liberal arts mathematics, or survey of mathematics. This Expanded Edition of Thinking Mathematically includes additional chapters on Voting and Apportionment, and Graph Theory. More than any other course/text, Liberal Arts Math depends on strong, engaging applications and examples. Bob Blitzer's books are highly acclaimed for their well-conceived, relevant applications and meticulously annotated examples. This highly anticipated revision achieves the difficult balance between coverage and motivation, while helping students develop strong problem-solving skills. This book provides students with the skill building and practice so crucial at this level as well as the applications and technology necessary to foster an appreciation of the myriad uses of mathematics as they move forward in their college careers and beyond.

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Math is all around us.

Thinking Mathematically seeks to turn this familiar statement into a promise of opportunity and exploration. Blitzer's examples provide both a contextual and procedural base may students can easily build upon. Blitzer's examples, problems, and applications foster both an appreciation and understanding of mathematics and encourage students to take the math a step further into their everyday lives.

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About the Author:

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 toward 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 Introductory Algebra for College Students, Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.

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