Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach Author(s): Jeffrey O Bennett, William L Briggs

Difference between 6th and 5th editions
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Key differences between 6th and 5th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 4 years (2014 vs 2010).
  • For the first time Bennett and Briggs' textbook was published in 1998.
  • Newest Sixth Ed. consists of 12 chapters -- just like in the previous Fifth Ed. -- but has 24 pages more.
  • Each chapter now begins with an infographic and multiple-choice question.
  • In Chapter 1, Unit 1A "Living in the Media Age" (former Unit 1A "Recognizing Fallacies") includes a focus on evaluation of media information. The authors rewrote portions of Units 1C and 1D to help students better understand and interpret Venn diagrams and tests of validity.
  • In Chapter 2 basic ideas of units and systems of standardized units are now all covered in Unit 2A "Working with Units", while Unit 2B "Problem-Solving with Units" focuses on more sophisticated problem solving with units.
  • Chapters 3 and 4 contain several units that revolve around economic data - such as Census data, the consumer price index, interest rates, taxes, and the federal budget - which required major updates in view of the changes in the United States economy in the four years since the prior Fifth edition was published.
  • Chapters 5 and 6 focus on statistical data; the material has been updated to reflect most current information.
  • Chapter 7 includes a significantly revised discussion of several key probability ideas.
  • Chapters 8 and 9: units 8B, 8C, and 9C all rely heavily on population data, so these include significant revisions to show the 2010 U.S. Census and updated global demographic data.
  • Chapter 12 is significantly rewritten, particularly in Units 12A and 12C, both to update the political data and to clarify key concepts, including those of preference schedules and redistricting.
6th Edition of
Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
Hardcover, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 0321914627
ISBN-13: 9780321914620
Published by: Pearson, January 19, 2014
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Hardcover, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 0321923219
ISBN-13: 9780321923219
Published by: Pearson, January 22, 2014
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5th Edition of
Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
plus NEW MyMathLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
Hardcover, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 0321708954
ISBN-13: 9780321708953
Published by: Pearson, March 13, 2010
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ISBN-10: 0321727746
ISBN-13: 9780321727749
Published by: Pearson, April 23, 2010
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ISBN-10: 0321652797
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ISBN-10: 0321691148
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ISBN-10: 0321706064
ISBN-13: 9780321706065
Published by: Pearson, February 06, 2010
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International Edition
Paperback, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 032168835X
ISBN-13: 9780321688354
Published by: Pearson, January 2010
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4th Edition of
Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
Hardcover, 848 pages
ISBN-10: 0321458206
ISBN-13: 9780321458209
Published by: Addison Wesley, February 01, 2007
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Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0321482646
ISBN-13: 9780321482648
Published by: Addison Wesley, March 26, 2007
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