Viewing Life Mathematically:
A Pathway to Quantitative Literacy

by Denley and Hall

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Viewing Life Mathematically: A Pathway to Quantitative Literacy by Denley and Hall will provide you with the tools needed to gain practical knowledge and develop problem-solving skills in everyday real-world contexts. We strive to make the applications of mathematics interesting and accessible through a clear, conversational writing style that leads you through the mathematics. Text boxes that emphasize the location of important definitions, theorems, and formulas make the textbook easy to use. Regardless of your chosen discipline, the ability to analyze and interpret data is essential for you to become informed citizens of a complex, technological world.


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
1.1 Thinking Mathematically
1.2 Problem Solving: Processes and Techniques
1.3 Estimating and Evaluating
Chapter 2: Set Theory
2.1 Set Notation
2.2 Subsets and Venn Diagrams
2.3 Operations with Sets
2.4 Applications and Survey Analysis
Chapter 3: Logic
3.1 Logic Statements and Their Negations
3.2 Truth Tables
3.3 Logical Equivalence and De Morgan’s Laws
3.4 Valid Arguments and Fallacies
Chapter 4: Rates, Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages
4.1 Rates and Unit Rates
4.2 Ratios
4.3 Proportions and Percentages
4.4 Using Percentages
Chapter 5: The Mathematics of Growth
5.1 The Language of Functions
5.2 Linear Growth
5.3 Discovering Quadratics
5.4 Exponential Growth
5.5 Logarithmic Growth
Chapter 6: Geometry
6.1 Everyday Geometry and Applications
6.2 Circles, Polygons, Perimeter, and Area
6.3 Volume and Surface Area
Chapter 7: Probability
7.1 Introduction to Probability
7.2 Counting Our Way to Probabilities
7.3 Using Counting Methods to Find Probability
7.4 Addition and Multiplication Rules of Probability
7.5 Expected Value
Chapter 8: Statistics
8.1 Collecting Data
8.2 Displaying Data
8.3 Describing and Analyzing Data
8.4 The Normal Distribution
8.5 Linear Regression
Chapter 9: Personal Finance
9.1 Understanding Personal Finance
9.2 Understanding Interest
9.3 Saving Money
9.4 Borrowing Money
Chapter 10: Voting and Apportionment
10.1 How to Determine a Winner
10.2 What’s Fair?
10.3 Apportionment
10.4 Weighted Voting Systems
Chapter 11: The Arts
11.1 Applications of Geometry to the Arts
11.2 Tiling and Tessellations
11.3 Mathematics and Music
Chapter 12: Sports
12.1 Baseball and Softball
12.2 Football
12.3 Basketball
12.4 Additional Sports: Tennis, Golf, and Track & Field
Chapter 13: Graph Theory
13.1 Introduction to Graph Theory
13.2 Trees
13.3 Matchings
13.4 Planar Graphs
Chapter 14: Number Theory
14.1 Prime Numbers
14.2 Modular Arithmetic
14.3 Fermat’s Little Theorem and Prime Testing
14.4 Fermat’s Little Theorem and Public-Key Encryption