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**Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition **increases readers’ mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.

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>>>**Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition**increases readers' mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.

Prologue: Literacy for the Modern World.**Logic and Problem Solving:**Thinking Critically; Approaches to Problem Solving.**Quantitative Information in Everyday Life:**Numbers in the Real World; Managing Money.**Probability and Statistics:**Statistical Reasoning; Putting Statistics to Work; Probability: Living with the Odds.**Modeling:**Exponential Astonishment; Modeling Our World; Modeling with Geometry.**Further Applications:**Mathematics and the Arts; Mathematics and Politics; Mathematics and Business.

For all readers interested in a quantitative reasoning approach to using and understanding mathematics.]]>

**Jeffrey Bennett** specializes in mathematics and science education. He has taught at every level from pre-school through graduate school, including more than 50 college courses in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and education. His work on *Using and Understanding Mathematics* began in 1987, when he helped create a new mathematics course for the University of Colorado’s core curriculum. Variations on this course, with its quantitative reasoning approach, are now taught at hundreds of colleges nationwide. In addition to his work in mathematics, Dr. Bennett (whose PhD is in astrophysics) has written leading college-level textbooks in astronomy, statistics, and the new science of astrobiology, as well as books for the general public. He also proposed and developed both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System, a permanent, outdoor exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He has recently begun writing science books for children, including the award-winning *Max Goes to the Moon and Max Goes to Mars*. When not working, he enjoys swimming as well as hiking the trails of Boulder, Colorado with his family.

**William L. Briggs** has been on the mathematics faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver for 22 years. He teaches numerous courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and has special interest in teaching calculus, differential equations, and mathematical modeling. He developed the quantitative reasoning course for liberal arts students at University of Colorado at Denver supported by his textbook Using and Understanding Mathematics. He has written two other tutorial monographs, *The Multigrid Tutorial and The DFT: An Owner's Manual for the Discrete Fourier Transform*, as well as *Ants, Bikes, Clocks*, a mathematical problem solving text for undergraduates. He is a University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholar, an Outstanding Teacher awardee of the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA, and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland. Bill lives with his wife, Julie, and their Gordon setter, Seamus, in Boulder, Colorado. He loves to bake bread, run trails, and rock climb in the mountains near his home.

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