Robert Blitzer Thinking Mathematically

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Thinking Mathematically

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This general survey of mathematical topics helps a diverse audience, with different backgrounds and career plans, to understand mathematics. Blitzer provides the applications and technology readers need to gain an appreciation of mathematics in everyday life.

 

  Demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to readers’ lives in interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful ways. Features abundant, step-by-step, annotated Examplesthat provide a problem-solving approach to reach the solution; annotations are conversational in tone, explaining key steps and ideas as the problem is solved. Begins each section with a compelling vignette highlighting an everyday scenario, posing a question about it, and exploring how the chapter section subject can be applied to answer the question.

 

A highly readable reference for anyone who needs to brush up their mathematics skills.

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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.

 

He 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, Teacher of the Year (13 years in a row) and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade Community College 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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