Blitzer continues to raise the bar with his engaging applications developed to motivate readers from diverse majors and backgrounds. Thinking Mathematically, Fifth Edition, draws from the author’s unique background in art, psychology, and math to present math in the context of real-world applications. The author understands the needs of nervous readers and provides helpful tools in every chapter to help them master the material. Voice balloons are strategically placed throughout the book, showing what an instructor would say when leading a student through a problem. Study tips, chapter review grids, Chapter Tests, and abundant exercises provide ample review and practice.
The "less-expanded" version, which is available under ISBN 0-13-065601-1, is about 100 pages shorter. This text is intended for a one- or two-term course in liberal arts mathematics, finite mathematics, and mathematics for education majors, as well as for courses specifically designed to meet state-mandated requirements. Blitzer teaches mathematics at Miami-Dade Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR