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Math in Our World https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1264159161.jpeg 5 2023 9781264159161 Math in our World is known for its engaging writing style, variety of exercises and examples, and applications to relevant scenarios–and the new fifth edition is no exception. The text is strengthened by its offering in ALEKS, now featuring Custom Question Authoring, Video Assignments, interactive tools, and more! ALEKS is a course assistant that helps math instructors forge Constructive Learning Paths for their students – blending personalized modules with instructor-driven assignments to ensure every student always has another block to build on their knowledge base.
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Math in Our World

Math in Our World, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 1264159161 | ISBN13: 9781264159161
By David Sobecki
© 2023

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Math in our World is known for its engaging writing style, variety of exercises and examples, and applications to relevant scenarios–and the new fifth edition is no exception. The text is strengthened by its offering in ALEKS, now featuring Custom Question Authoring, Video Assignments, interactive tools, and more! ALEKS is a course assistant that helps math instructors forge Constructive Learning Paths for their students – blending personalized modules with instructor-driven assignments to ensure every student always has another block to build on their knowledge base.

CHAPTER 1: Problem Solving
CHAPTER 2: Set Theory
CHAPTER 3: Logic
CHAPTER 4: Numeration Systems
CHAPTER 5: The Real Number System
CHAPTER 6: Topics in Algebra
CHAPTER 7: Consumer Math
CHAPTER 8: Measurement
CHAPTER 9: Geometry
CHAPTER 10: Probability and Counting Techniques
CHAPTER 11: Statistics
CHAPTER 12: Voting Methods
CHAPTER 13: Graph Theory
CHAPTER 14: Other Mathematical Systems (Available Online)

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About the Author

David Sobecki

I was born and raised in Cleveland, and started college at Bowling Green State University in 1984 majoring in creative writing. Eleven years later, I walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, I came home to Ohio, accepting a tenure-track job at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. I’ve won a number of teaching awards in my career, and while maintaining an active teaching schedule, I now spend an inordinate amount of time writing textbooks and course materials. I’ve written or co-authored either seven or twelve textbooks, depending on how you count them, as well as several solutions manuals and interactive CD-ROMS. After many years as developmental math coordinator at Miami Hamilton, I share the frustration that goes along with low pass rates in the developmental math curriculum. Far too many students end up on the classic Jetson’s-style treadmill, with the abstract nature of the traditional algebra curriculum keeping them from reaching their goals. Like so many instructors across the country, I believe the time is right to move beyond the one-size-fits-all curriculum that treats students the same whether they hope to be an engineer or a pastry chef. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is NOT a good reason to maintain the status quo in our curriculum. Let’s work together to devise alternate pathways that help students to learn more and learn better while hastening their trip into credit-bearing math courses. Since my book (Math in Our World) is written for the Liberal Arts Math and Quantitative Literacy market, I think I’m in the right place at the right time to make a difference in the new and exciting pathways course. I’m in a very happy place right now: my love of teaching meshes perfectly with my childhood dream of writing. (Don’t tell my publisher this – they think I spend 20 hours a day working on textbooks – but I’m working on my first novel in the limited spare time that I have.) I’m also a former coordinator of Ohio Project NExT, as I believe very strongly in helping young college instructors focus on high-quality teaching as a primary career goal. I live in Fairfield, Ohio with my lovely wife Cat and fuzzy dogs Macleod and Tessa. When not teaching or writing, my passions include Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball, heavy metal music, travel, golf, and home improvement.

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