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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
We used this in my college Math course, and it actually had me pretty addicted to math for a while! We only used selected chapters, but those we used were easy to navigate, even somewhat fun to read, and the math really was practical (ex.-- fair division problems, helping you solve everything from the division of your estate to how to fairly divide a piece of pie!).
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2008
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I saw URI using this book for a course taught there. The book wasn't what I expected when I got it. The topics are ok, but I don't like the style of the book. The book is just verbose in my opinion. However, some people like that kind of style in a book. If you like a wordy book in mathematics then I highly recommend this book to you.
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on November 14, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have taught from this book, and I love it. When I first encountered it, I was highly skeptical: "What can a committee do well, anyhow???" Well, this committee (COMAP) did a great job of assembling gems which have stood the test of time and have resurfaced in many courses I've taught. It is well-researched, and the problems range from the mundane to the challenging, making it great for a variety of levels of students. There are associated videos which are also well thought out! I highly recommend this book if you are looking to teach out of it. There are a few dry chapters, but just like a good cookbook, there is plenty to keep you going for at least two semesters, even if you leave out every section you personally find to be less than exciting.
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on December 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely horrendous. Its answers are frequently incorrect, its explanations are incomprehensible, and to top it all off the pages are scantily glued together and easily fall apart. What kind of monster wrote this book?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
The order stated that they shipped my book the next day but I still have yet to receive the book a month later. Unfortunately this is for my math competition preparation in less than a month from now.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
My teacher for this class seemed to think that it is vague in parts, and a bit wordy. Regardless, for the concepts it covers, it is effective.
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6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
The editor of this book should be fired. In my entire educational experience, I have never used such an unacceptable text. The book is filled with errors... more than the four page list of corrections provided by the publisher can even cover. Many of the solutions provided are incorrect, and illustrations which correspond to the text are often found on different pages than the pertaining text. More frustration than it is worth, especially if used for a distance education course. Forget it!
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