**Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach** increases students' mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives.

Ideal for courses that emphasize quantitative reasoning, **Bennett** and **Briggs** prepare students to use math effectively to make better decisions throughout their lives. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like **Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie**, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.

This **Fifth Edition** offers new hands-on Activities for use with students in class, new ways for students to check their understanding through Quick Quizzes, and a new question type in MyMathLab that applies math to recent events in the news. In addition, the authors increase their coverage of consumer math, and provide a stronger emphasis on technology through new **Using Technology** features and exercises. The new Insider's Guide provides instructors with tips and ideas for effective use of the text in teaching the course.

The real-world focus turns students’ attention to the math they will need for their daily lives, and keeps them engaged during the course. A wide range of exercises and problem types end each unit, making it easy for instructors to create assignments to fit their course goals.