- Series: Thinking Mathematically 5th Edition, Blitzer (Book 5)
- Hardcover: 960 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5th edition (January 17, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321645855
- ISBN-13: 978-0321645852
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.4 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (359 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
.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.
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking; Set Theory; Logic; Number Representation and Calculation; Number Theory and the Real Number System; Algebra: Equations and Inequalities; Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems; Consumer Mathematics and Financial Management; Measurement; Geometry; Counting Methods and Probability Theory; Statistics; Mathematical Systems; Voting and Apportionment; Graph Theory.
For all readers interested in liberal arts mathematics, quantitative reasoning, finite mathematics, and mathematics for education.
About the Author
Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Thinking Mathematically, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, and precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.
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I have needed one (1) course to complete my degree. I have been avoiding this course for years. Yep, it's basic college mathematics. The thought of math makes me sweat, nauseous, and causes massive amounts of burning stomach acid. I decided to take the plunge and signed up for a distant learning math class. The course required Dr. Robert Blitzers book, "Thinking Mathematically - 5th Edition".
I am now on chapter 4 and am learning math! I have put away the bottles of Malox and the sweat bands. I actually understand what I am reading. This book is great! My first homework assignments have been graded far better than I had ever hoped for. It is working for me. (At least the first 4 chapters anyway)
Dr. Blitzers' book utilizes every day situations as related to math. This makes it easier to understand for the non-math major. The book is loaded with examples and work problems the answers to which, are in the back of the book. You cannot just use the answers, you will have to work for them in order to learn. However, having the answers accessible makes it easy to review and find where you have errored (if at all).
Although the book is pricey, it is well worth the money. The book is absolutley loaded with information, is large, and is over 1,000 pages in length. It is well written and if I can understand it, anyone can. (Sometimes I have to reread the info before it sinks in...but it does!) I would suggest this book for anyone who wants to refresh their math skills not just students taking a college level math course.
Don't get me wrong, I am still having to work twice as hard as the person who has a working grasp of math, but I am finally learning the math concepts I should have 40 years ago. I thank Dr. Robert Blitzer and his book "Thinking Mathematically" for putting me at ease while I am doing so.
But on a serious note, its the same book I needed at a much better price.