Viewing Life Mathematically: A Pathway to Quantitative Literacy, 2nd Edition
by Kimberly Denley
Viewing Life Mathematically: A Pathway to Quantitative Literacy, second edition, by Kimberly Denley provides students with practical, relevant, realworld mathematical experiences designed to build quantitative literacy while exploring how mathematics is used in our modern, global society. The curriculum is flexible and can be used in a variety of general education contexts to design courses that help students develop fluency through problem solving while building conceptual understanding of realworld mathematics.
Significant enhancements of the second edition include new sectionlevel projects and updated chapterlevel projects that give students the opportunity to put their mathematical understandings to work in real and relevant contexts. These targeted and cumulative projects along with a substantial expansion in exercise sets make this title the perfect choice for projectbased courses. Additional chapters now cover the essentials of algebra to ensure that students have a strong mathematical foundation. The wide range of content coverage allows for faculty curation of topics molding the title to fit the needs of any applied mathematics course.
Formats: Software, Textbook, eBook
Product  ISBN 

Software + eBook  9781642774962 
Software + eBook + Textbook  9781642774931 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
 1.1 Thinking Mathematically
 1.2 Estimating and Evaluating
 1.3 Problem Solving: Processes and Techniques
 Chapter 1 Review

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 2 Review

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 3 Review

Chapter 4: Ratios, Percentages, Rates, and Proportionality
 4.1 Proportions, Percentages, and Ratios
 4.2 Using Percentages
 4.3 Rates, Unit Rates, and Rates of Change
 4.4 Using Rates for Dimensional Analysis
 4.5 Proportionality
 Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Algebra: Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
 5.1 Linear Equations and Functions
 5.2 Linear Modeling
 5.3 Solving Linear Systems of Equations in Two Variables
 5.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 5.5 Linear Programming
 5.6 Modeling with Quadratics
 5.7 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Finance
 6.1 Understanding Interest
 6.2 Saving and Investing
 6.3 Borrowing Money
 6.4 Federal Revenue
 6.5 Budgeting
 Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Numeration and Measurement Systems
 7.1 Numeral Systems Based on Position
 7.2 Early Numeral Systems
 7.3 Working with Base Number Systems
 7.4 The Metric System
 7.5 Converting between the US Customary System and the Metric System
 Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Number Theory
 8.1 Prime Numbers
 8.2 Modular Arithmetic
 8.3 Fermat's Little Theorem and Prime Testing
 8.4 Fermat's Little Theorem and PublicKey Encryption
 Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Geometry
 9.1 TwoDimensional Geometry
 9.2 ThreeDimensional Geometry
 9.3 Angles and Trigonometry
 Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Probability
 10.1 Introduction to Probability
 10.2 Counting Outcomes
 10.3 Probability of Single Events
 10.4 Addition and Multiplication Rules of Probability
 10.5 Binomial Probability
 10.6 Expected Value
 Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11: Statistics
 11.1 Statistical Studies
 11.2 Displaying Data
 11.3 Describing and Analyzing Data
 11.4 The Normal Distribution
 11.5 Confidence Intervals
 Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12: Data Science
 12.1 The Science of Data
 12.2 Data Wrangling
 12.3 Data Exploration
 12.4 Data Storytelling
 Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13: Voting and Apportionment
 13.1 How to Determine a Winner
 13.2 Flaws in Voting Methods
 13.3 Apportionment
 13.4 Weighted Voting Systems
 Chapter 13 Review

Chapter 14: Graph Theory
 14.1 Introduction to Graph Theory
 14.2 Trees
 14.3 Matchings
 14.4 Planar Graphs
 Chapter 14 Review