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Mathematics, a Human Endeavor: A Book for Those Who Think They Don't Like the Subject

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For instructors of liberal arts mathematics classes who focus on problem-solving, Harold Jacobs's remarkable textbook has long been the answer, helping teachers connect with of math-anxious students. Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Jacobs shows students how to make observations, discover relationships, and solve problems in the context of ordinary ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 649 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by W.H. Freeman & Company (first published 1970)
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Zoe
Jan 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
I love this math text! It happens to be one of my favorite books of all time. You know, I didn't even like mathematics before I started teaching. Funny then, that after five years of doing so I would find a text book that intrigued me so much that it would become a highly prized object.
Rachel
Jul 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: math, nonfiction
There is more to mathematics than computational techniques! Jacobs' clear and entertaining text (which is full of cartoons, pictures, and anecdotes) inspires a love of math. Each chapter invites the reader to discover for himself the patterns and structure of a particular topic. This book helped to convert me into someone who appreciated mathematics.
J. Boo
Apr 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: maff, edumacashun
Random people on the internet say this is good for a student who needs a bit of a break from more hardcore mathematics. (Specifically suggested in a thread about what to do with someone who completed pre-algebra.)

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