Business Math

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For Business Math, Consumer Math, and Personal Finance (arithmetic-based) courses at the undergraduate level.This top seller continues to offer a comprehensive and effective demonstration of mathematical basic concepts through extensive use of business examples taken from real-world applications in such areas as banking, the hotel/motel industry, retail, and real estate. Strengthening and refining coverage throughout, it encompasses all areas of business mathematics-beginning with skill-building sections on whole numbers and decimals; guiding students through fractions, percents, statistics, and equations; then easing them into the specifics of business-related mathematics applications with discussions on payroll, discounts, markup/markdown, interest, credit and more. Direct, friendly, and visually appealing, it keeps both the teacher and students in mind at all times, offering an adaptable self-instructional or teacher-directed format, and myriad motivational tools to stimulate interest and deepen understanding. Perfect for instructors who want to incorporate the teaching of AMATYC and NCTM standards-numerous pedagogical features correlate specifically to these standards.

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The new edition of this best-selling text continues a tradition of demonstrating fundamental mathematical concepts through extensive use of examples taken from real-world applications in such areas as banking, the hotel/motel industry, retail, and real estate. Coverage encompasses all areas of business mathematics, beginning with whole number and decimals, and bringing students along, step-by-step, through fractions, percents, statistics, and equations, to specifics of business-related mathematics applications such as payroll, discounts, markup/markdown, interest, credit, depreciation, inventory, insurance, taxes, and more. Procedures, rules and formulas are broken down into understandable components. A straightforward writing style and numerous motivational special features encourage student involvement with the text, and help make even complex concepts interesting and accessible. This is a major revision.

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With a strong commitment to educational innovation, Cleaves & Hobbs' BUSINESS MATH, Sixth Edition, brings a whole new look to this nationally prominent text. The pedagogy and design of the text exist for one reason: helping today's business math student comfortably work with mathematics and confidently tackle the challenges presented in the business world.

The lineup includes:

  • Decision Key approach to problem solving
  • Learning Strategies to facilitate the learning process
  • Spreadsheet Exercises
  • Study Wizard for interactive practice, self tests and searchable glossary
  • Good Decisions Through Teamwork
  • Learning Outcomes
  • How-To Boxes
  • Self-Checks with complete solutions
  • Tip Boxes
  • Around the Business World applications
  • Assignment Exercises with answers to odd-numbered questions
  • Concepts Analysis exercises
  • Chapter Overview
  • Words to Know list with page number references
  • Chapter Practice Tests with answers to odd-numbered questions
  • Glossary/Index

Authors Cheryl Cleaves and Margie Hobbs, leaders in their field, focused their efforts in this new edition on developing the student's critical thinking skills and collaborative learning processes—through the "Decision Key" and teamwork problems, the concepts analysis exercises, and the extensive list of student projects—conforming to the directives outlined in the AMATYC standards, NCTM and NBEA standards, and the SCANS guidelines.

You will excel using BUSINESS MATH, Sixth Edition. Cleaves and Hobbs have done and will continue to do whatever it takes to make this book the best one for students and instructors in your business math course.

Cheryl and Margie welcome your e-mail questions and comments:
cleaves@bellsouth.net or mjhobbs@watervalley.net

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