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Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informe Citizen
     

Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informe Citizen

by Alicia Sevilla
 

ISBN-10: 0470413549

ISBN-13: 9780470413548

Pub. Date: 06/16/2008

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informed Citizen helps readers connect mathematics in the real world. Through a series of hands-on activities and explorations, the text empowers readers by teaching them to apply quantitative reasoning skills to make informed decisions in their daily lives. Technology is an essential component of the text, and it is

Overview

Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informed Citizen helps readers connect mathematics in the real world. Through a series of hands-on activities and explorations, the text empowers readers by teaching them to apply quantitative reasoning skills to make informed decisions in their daily lives. Technology is an essential component of the text, and it is integrated in Activities that use Microsoft? Excel or, alternatively, the TI-83/84 Plus graphing calculator. The use of technology helps readers concentrate on ideas rather than computational details—allowing them to investigate significant and more realistic problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470413548
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Series:
Key Curriculum Press Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
626
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Annotated Contents  vii Activities  Contents  xiv Preface  svi To the Students  xxii To the Instructor  xxiv Acknowledgements  xxvi

Section I: Numerical Reasoning

Topic 1: Organizing Information Pictorially Using Charts and Graphs  3

Topic 2:  Bivariate Data  29

Topic 3: Graphs of Functions  45

Topic 4: Multiple Variable Functions  69

Topic 5: Proportional, Linear, and Piecewise Linear Functions  85 

Topic 6: Modeling with Linear and Exponential Functions  103 

Topic 7: Logarithms and Scientific Notation  119

Topic 8: Indexes and Ratings  133

Topic 9: Personal Finances  151

Topic 10: Introduction to Problem Solving  169

Section II: Logical Reasoning

Topic 11: Decision Making  185

Topic 12: Inductive Reasoning  201

Topic 13: Deductive Reasoning  215

Topic 14: Apportionment  239

Topic 15: More on Problem Solving  255

Section III: Statistical Reasoning

Topic 16: Averages and Five-Number Summary  265

Topic 17: Standard Deviation, z-Score, and Normal Distributions  287

Topic 18: Basics of Probability  309

Topic 19: Conditional Probability and Tables  325

Topic 20: Sampling and Surveys  343

Topic 21: More on Decision Making  363

Activities

Excel Activities  377

Graphing Calculator Activities   on the Student CD

Excel Commands by Activities

Index

Resources on the Student CD

Excel Data Bank to Accompany Excel Activities

Selected Answers to Explorations

Graphing Calculator Activities

Graphing Calculator Commands by Activity

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