Viewing Life Mathematically: A Pathway to Quantitative Literacy

by Denley and Hall

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.

Formats: Software, Textbook, eBook

Product ISBN
Courseware + eBook 978-1-941552-24-7
Courseware + eBook + Textbook 978-1-941552-25-4

Table of Contents

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