Synopses & Reviews
The premier book for alleviating math anxiety, Using and Understanding Mathematics helps readers develop the ability to reason with quantitative information, so they can be successful in using math in the rapidly changing work environment. It covers principles of reasoning, statistical reason, numbers in the real world, probability, and discrete mathematics. These topics are all presented in the context of real world situations from the social sciences, environmental issues, politics, economics, personal finance, art, and music.
Table of Contents
Principles of reasoning -- Statistical reasoning -- Problem-solving tools -- Numbers in the real world -- Financial management -- Modeling our world -- Exponential growth and decay -- Probability: living with the odds -- Putting statistics to work -- Mathematics and the arts -- Discrete mathematics in business and society -- The power of numbers: a few more topics.