The steady increase in the number of undergraduate students studying finite mathematics each year is reflective of the rising standards for college students to select a mathematics course relevant to their major and above the intermediate algebra level.
Suitable for a one semester class for first and second year students. Appropriate for both university and community colleges.
Finite Mathematics by Jeffrey X. Watt, Ph.D. was developed to not only help students gain an understanding of the traditional finite topics but also to cultivate the essential problem-solving skills required to transfer that knowledge to applications in every-day life. The writing style reflects the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) call for reform by placing students in a more active role, engaging them in critical thinking to facilitate the internalization of math concepts as they are developed. This text has been developed to teach “via” problem-solving versus “for” or “about” problem-solving as an extension exercise. The content is grounded in real-life applications based on the concept that the curriculum is an excellent general education course for preparing students to become a part of an educated citizenry. The new edition features an all new color design and layout geared toward optimal instructional efficiency and student comprehension.