Exploring Mathematics: Investigations with Functions (Jones & Bartlett Learning Series in Mathematics)
|Rating||:||4.19 (880 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||656 Pages|
Unlike other texts that present mathematical topics as a disconnected set of rules and equations, Exploring Mathematics flows seamlessly from one subject to the next, situating each within its historical and cultural context. Highlight importance of units in measurement. The Text's Objectives: The author chose the topics based on meeting the specific NCTM curriculum standards to: 1. 4. 3. Students will come away with a solid knowledge base of the unifying ideas of mathematics and the ability to explain how mathematics helps us to better our society and understand the world around us. Display mathematical connections to other disciplines. 2. Key Features: A full color, interactive design provides students with a safe environment to graph solutions, check off chapter objectives, and answer questions directly in their textbook Piques student interest in math by relating it to areas such as astronomy and music, found in Chapter 4, Astronomy and the Methods of Science and Chapter 9, Mathematics in Music and Cryptology Utilizes the concept of a function as a central theme, providing a common thread through chapters Presents an engaging, student-friendly style with problem sets that incorporate real-world applications and data An abundance of examples illustrating important applications are presented in each section, while four-color pictures and diagrams reinforce key concepts and increase student comprehens
David Goodman said Five Stars. very good. Highly Recommended! Randall Moser Jr Professor Craig Johnson's textbook is fantastic. It includes multifarious topics within mathematics that are readily accessible to the majority of college students. The exposition is crystal clear and inspired. Another attribute about this book that I love is the diversity of the homework sets. Each homework assignment offers many excellent applied and theoretical questions that will challenge the student(this is refreshing from many books where the homework sets are littered with many problems but of little variety). There is much more material than one could cover in a single se. Amazon Customer said WORST BOOK EVER. WORST BOOK EVER! Talk about Johnson trying to confuse students.!!! Whatever happen with a simple formula like y=mx+b he adds F(x) for no reason. This book is a scam and he is trying to push his book on everyone. Just like his book he is a bad professor!!!!