For All Practical Purposes Mathematical Literacy in Today's World

ISBN-10: 0716747820
ISBN-13: 9780716747826
Edition: 6th 2003
List price: $143.99
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Description: The mathematicians and educators who comprise COMAP created for All Practical Purposes in response to the following question: If there were a course designed to help impart mathematical literacy to today's students what should it include? Like  More...

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Book details

List price: $143.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 10/4/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 780
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.564
Language: English

The mathematicians and educators who comprise COMAP created for All Practical Purposes in response to the following question: If there were a course designed to help impart mathematical literacy to today's students what should it include? Like previous revisions, the new edition of FAPP carefully re-examines this question to better reflect our changing world. In keeping with the FAP tradition, the text continues to focus on mathematics relevant to consumers, business, history, and social sciences, incorporating a number of content and pedagogical changes, and adding new interactive features on the Web. The result is the ideal liberal arts mathematics text for students who think that mathematics is irrelevant and dull, and for instructors who want their class time to focus on active participation and a real-world approach to problem-solving.

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Social Dream: The Impossible Dream
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