Thinking Quantitatively Communicating with Numbers MML Access Code Card

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 12/17/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, by Eric Gaze, is more than a simple math course; it develops well-rounded students who can think critically, while showcasing how we use numbers to communicate in everyday life. Today’s students need to be numerically literate to thrive in our increasingly technological society, and this program teaches students the math needed to develop the critical thinking skills required to make good decisions and become informed citizens. Thinking Quantitatively is intended for use in a credit-bearing quantitative reasoning or liberal arts math course for non-STEM students.


Built in MyMathLab, this program offers an interactive eText, videos, just-in-time tutorials, assessment, and Guided Worksheets. The Guided Worksheets are a printed resource students will use for note-taking and working out problems, and can be used as an in-class resource or to facilitate learning at home in tandem with their MyMathLab course. Authentic, real-world problem-solving using spreadsheet software gives students the opportunity to develop sophisticated reasoning about everyday topics. Thinking Quantitatively enriches the learning experience by providing students with the tools to process the quantitative data that is pervasive in their everyday lives.

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This ISBN is for the MyMathLab access kit and contains none of the print supplements referenced above. If you would like to purchase the MyMathLab access kit with Guided Worksheets, search for:


0133949907 / 9780133949902 Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers MML Access Card with Guided Worksheets


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0321869842 / 9780321869845 Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers MML Access Code Card

0321869893 / 9780321869890 Guided Worksheets for Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers

Author Biography

Eric Gaze is a well-known leader in the quantitative reasoning community. He directs the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program at Bowdoin College in Maine, and is a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department. He is the current President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN 2013—15). Eric has given talks and led workshops on the topics of QR Across the Curriculum, Creating a QR Entry Point Course, Writing with Numbers, QR Assessment, and Running a QR Program; and has served on review teams of QR programs. He is the Principal Investigator for a NSF TUES Type I grant (2012—14), Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) DUE 1140562. This collaborative project builds on Bowdoin College's QR instrument which is used for advising purposes and is available to interested schools. Prior to coming to Bowdoin, Eric led the development of a Masters in Numeracy program for K—12 teachers at Alfred University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education.


Table of Contents

1. An Excel-lent Approach to Relationships

1.1 Functions

1.2 Analytic Representations: Equations

1.3 Numerical and Graphical Representations: Tables and Charts

1.4 Spotlight on Statistics


2. Ratios and Proportions

2.1 Ratios and Proportions

2.2 Weighted Averages

2.3 Proportionality

2.4 Financial Literacy

2.5 Spotlight on Statistics


3. Units, Conversions, Scales, and Rates

3.1 Units and Conversions

3.2 Scales

3.3 Rates

3.4 Dosages and Concentrations

3.5 Spotlight on Statistics


4. Percentages

4.1 Percentages

4.2 Part-to-Whole Ratios

4.3 Percent Change and Difference

4.4 Data Tables with Percentages

4.5 Spotlight on Statistics


5. Linear Functions

5.1 Proportionality

5.2 Slopes and y-intercepts

5.3 Linear Equations

5.4 Spotlight on Statistics


6. Exponential Functions

6.1 Constant Percent Change

6.2 Exponential Functions

6.3 Average Percent Change

6.4 Spotlight on Statistics


7. Logical Arithmetic

7.1 Logarithms

7.2 Doubling Times and Half-Lives

7.3 Annual Percentage Yield

7.4 Continuous Growth and Euler’s Number: e

7.5 Spotlight on Statistics


8. Curve Fitting and Correlation

8.1 Correlation, Causation, and Confounding Factors

8.2 Best-Fit, Least-Squares, and Regression Lines

8.3 Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient of Linear Determination

8.4 Spotlight on Statistics


9. Financial Health

9.1 Retirement

9.2 Securities: Cash, Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds

9.3 401(k) Plans

9.4 Built-in Financial Functions

9.5 Loans


10. Logically!

10.1 Logical Statements

10.2 Excel’s IF Function


10.4 Random Simulations


Appendix: Spreadsheet Basics

A.1 Introduction to Spreadsheets

A.2 Built-in Functions

A.3 Charts

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