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Test Bank For Quantitative Literacy: Thinking Between the Lines (Cloth Text) 3rd Edition| ©2018 by Crauder

Test Bank For Quantitative Literacy: Thinking Between the Lines (Cloth Text) 3rd Edition| ©2018 by Bruce Crauder,Benny Evans,Jerry Johnson,Alan Noell,ISBN:9781319056964

Transform students into informed consumers of the quantitative information they read, see, and hear every day.

Quantitative Literacy fully prepares students to be informed consumers of quantitative information with coverage that neatly balances discussions of ideas with computational practice. Through a wide range of examples and applications, the authors show students that they use math in their everyday lives more than they realize, and that learning math takes palce in real-world contexts. Students develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills to make intelligent decisions about regarding money, voting and politics, health issues, and much more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Critical Thinking

1.1 Public policy and Simpson’s paradox: Is “average” always average?

1.2 Logic and informal fallacies: Does that argument hold water?

1.3 Formal logic and truth tables: Do computers think?

1.4 Sets and Venn diagrams: Pictorial logic

1.5 Critical thinking and number sense: What do these figures mean?

Chapter 2: Analysis of Growth

2.1 Measurements of growth: How fast is it changing?

2.2 Graphs: Picturing growth

2.3 Misleading graphs: Should I believe my eyes?

Chapter 3: Linear and Exponential Change: Comparing Growth Rates

3.1 Lines and linear growth: What does a constant rate mean?

3.2 Exponential growth and decay: Constant percentage rates

3.3 Logarithmic phenomena: Compressed scales

3.4 Quadratics and parabolas

Chapter 4: Personal Finance

4.1 Saving money: The power of compounding

4.2 Borrowing: How much car can you afford?

4.3 Saving for the long term: Build that nest egg

4.4 Credit cards: Paying off consumer debt

4.5 Inflation, taxes, and stocks: Managing your money

Chapter 5: Introduction to Probability

5.1 Calculating probabilities: How likely is it?

5.2 Medical testing and conditional probability: Ill or not?

5.3 Counting and theoretical probabilities: How many?

5.4 More ways of counting: Permuting and combining

5.5 Expected value and the law of large numbers: Don’t bet on it

Chapter 6: Statistics

6.1 Data summary and presentation: Boiling down the numbers

6.2 The normal distribution: Why the bell curve?

6.3 The statistics of polling: Can we believe the polls?

6.4 Statistical inference and clinical trials: Effective drugs?

Chapter 7: Graph Theory

7.1 Modeling with graphs and finding Euler circuits

7.2 Hamilton circuits and traveling salesmen: Efficient routes

7.3 Trees: Viral e-mails and spell checkers

Chapter 8: Voting and Social Choice

8.1 Measuring voting power: Does my vote count?

8.2 Voting systems: How do we choose a winner?

8.3 Fair division: What is a fair share?

8.4 Apportionment: Am I represented?

Chapter 9: Geometry

9.1 Perimeter, area, and volume: How do I measure?

9.2 Proportionality and similarity: Changing the scale

9.3 Symmetries and tilings: Form and patterns

Appendix 1: Unit Conversion

Appendix 2: Exponents and Scientific Notation

Appendix 3: Calculators, Parentheses, and Rounding

Appendix 4: Basic Math

Appendix 5: Problem Solving

Answers

Credits

Index