- Publisher: Example Product Manufacturer; 7th (Seventh) Edition edition (2011)
- ASIN: B0072G1BXU
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,688,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey [ 7th (Seventh) Edition Hardcover – 2011
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Keep in mind that the target audience is students that are either poor in math, can't stand the topic, or lack solid foundations from previous courses. Given that audience, then, the book has to be more than a 'simple' version of a regular math book. The students in these courses aren't going to eagerly read ahead, look for other problems to solve, and won't do much in the way of independent research to find answers to challenging problems. Since they typically have poor preparation in foundation courses, then they also lack confidence in math.
The biggest failure of this book is that instead of being a steady and reliable guide to many interesting topics in math, it's more like an irritating older sibling. The book rolls into a topic, introduces a simple example, then moves on ... and in the problem sets, provides challenging problems that aren't even closely covered in the explanatory text or in the example problems. In a math course designed for engineering, scientific, or math majors, that's the perfect approach - students in those fields are GOOD at math, and enjoy the challenge of being abandoned by the book, and looking for the answers through their own methods. However, a book that purports to lead you and guide you through unfamiliar territory needs to do just that - and this book falls way short of that goal.Read more ›
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It was an amazing price and I was able to keep it all semester.Published 21 months ago by Jessica Mackey
It is a good book to have for college math. I would buy a new one instead of a used one if I was to buy it again as the edges were a little worn. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Deborah Clark