Quantitative Literacy shows students that they use math in their everyday lives more than they realize, and that learning math in real-world contexts not only makes it easier to get better grades, but prepares them for decisions they´ll face about money, voting and politics, health issues, and much more. The authors draw on a wide range of examples to give students basic mathematical tools – from sports to personal finance to sociopolitical action to medical tests to the arts – with coverage that neatly balances discussions of ideas with computational practice.
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