# Finite Mathematics

## Edition

©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.