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For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious...

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Original Title
Mathematics, a Human Endeavor: A Book for Those Who Think They Don't Like the Subject
ISBN13
9780716713265
First Published
1970 year
Edition Format
Hardcover
Number of Pages
649 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious students. Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Jacobs shows students how to make observations, discover relationships, and solve problems in the context of ordinary exp For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious students. Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Jacobs shows students how to make observations, discover relationships, and solve problems in the context of ordinary experience.

(WorldCat) Subjects: The path of billiard ball More billiard-ball mathematics Inductive reasoning: Finding and extending patterns The limitations of inductive reasoning Deductive reasoning: Mathematical proof Number tricks and deductive reasoning Arithmetic sequences: Growth at a constant rate Geometric sequences: Growth at an increasing rate The binary sequence The sequence of squares The sequence of cubes The Fibonacci sequence The idea of a function Descartes and the coordinate graph Graphing linear functions Functions with parabolic graphs More functions with curved graphs Interpolation and extrapolation: Guessing between and beyond Large numbers Scientific notation An introduction to logarithms Logarithms and scientific notation Computing with Logarithms Logarithmic scales Symmetry Regular polygons Mathematical mosaics Regular polyhedra: The platonic solids Semiregular polyhedra Pyramids and prisms The circle and the ellipse The parabola They hyperbola The sine curve Spirals The cycloid The fundamental counting principle Permutations More on permutations Combinations Probability:The measure of chance Binomial probability Pascal's triangle Dice games and probability Independent and dependent events The birthday problem: Complementary events Organizing data: Frequency distributions The breaking of ciphers and codes: An application of statistics Measures of location Measures of variability Displaying data: Statistical graphs Collecting data: Sampling The mathematics of distortion The seven bridges of Königsberg: An introduction to networks Euler paths Trees The Möbius strip and other surfaces. (WorldCat)

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