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Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers 8e

ISBN-13: 9781305585447 / ISBN-10: 1305585445

Robert Brechner, Miami-Dade College
George Bergeman, Northern Virginia Community College
816pp
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2017
Available Now
£145.00

Overcome your math anxiety and confidently master key mathematical concepts and their business applications with Brechner/Bergeman's CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS, 8E. Refined and enhanced over eight editions, this text continues to incorporate a proven step-by-step instructional model that allows you to progress one topic at a time without being intimidated or overwhelmed. This edition offers a reader-friendly design with a wealth of engaging learning features that connect the latest business news to chapter topics and provide helpful personal money tips. You will immediately practice concepts to reinforce learning and hone essential skills with more than 2,000 proven exercises. Jump Start problems introduce each new topic in the section exercise sets and provide a worked-out solution to help you get started.

Features

  • A UNIQUE MODULAR APPROACH DELIVERS STRONG SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AT ALL SKILL LEVELS. Each chapter is divided into discrete performance objectives. For each objective, the text guides students to mastery by way of a carefully designed learning system that includes these components: (1) a discussion of the topic, (2) a step box clearly describing the solution steps, (3) an example with a complete step-by-step solution, and (4) a Try-It Exercise with solution so that students can immediately test their understanding.
  • SECTION REVIEW EXERCISES IMMEDIATELY REINFORCE LEARNING AND INCLUDE JUMP START PROBLEMS TO HELP STUDENTS GET STARTED. Each new topic set in every Section Review includes a worked-out solution for the first question. Students have the advantage of reviewing this completed problem to help them get started before they continue.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES ENGAGE STUDENTS AND CONNECT BUSINESS MATH TOPICS TO ISSUES AND CONCERNS ENCOUNTERED IN EVERYDAY LIFE AS WELL AS IN BUSNESS SETTINGS. This new edition is reader-driven with a striking visual format designed to appeal to today’s student. “Business Math Journal” and “In the Business World” features stimulate student curiosity as they highlight the most current news and statistics related to chapter topics. Numerous captivating real-life examples illustrate each chapter’s key concepts, whereas all-new “Dollars and Sense” features provide helpful personal finance and business money tips.
  • BUSINESS DECISION EXERCISES INTEGRATE MULTIPLE CONCEPTS. Business Decision Exercises in each section give students the opportunity to apply multiple concepts within a detailed, realistic business scenario. These proven exercises sharpen students’ critical-thinking skills, provide a solid review of topics, and help students see the usefulness of the concepts they are learning.
  • OFFERING A COMPLETE SUITE OF SUPPLEMENTAL TEACHING AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGY, THE CENGAGENOW COUSRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENGAGES, INSTRUCTS, AND ASSESSES STUDENTS.
  • Each and every text objective is accompanied by a video created by author George Bergeman that walks students through detailed, step-by-step solutions to sample problems.
  • Also linked to each text objective, corresponding objective-based homework and test questions include complete step-by-step solutions to each problem so students can pinpoint and correct areas of weakness by performing their own error analyses. Each algorithmically generated homework, quiz, and test assignment delivers both assessment and instruction!
  • In addition to objective-based questions, instructors also have the option of assigning algorithmically generated homework based on the end-of-section exercises. These problems also include concise solutions to help students master topics.
  • Furthermore, a comprehensive and extensive test bank provides both printed and online quizzes and exams.

1. Whole Numbers.
2. Fractions.
3. Decimals.
4. Checking Accounts.
5. Using Equations to Solve Business Problems.
6. Percents and Their Applications in Business.
7. Invoices, Trade and Cash Discounts.
8. Markup and Markdown.
9. Payroll.
10. Simple Interest and Promissory Notes.
11. Compound Interest and Present Value.
12. Annuities.
13. Consumer and Business Credit.
14. Mortgages.
15. Financial Statements and Ratios.
16. Inventory.
17. Depreciation.
18. Taxes.
19. Insurance.
20. Investments.
21. Business Statistics and Data Presentation.
  • New to this edition in CengageNOW, pretests generate a personalized study plan, guide problems with interactive solutions help students master topics, and posttests help students evaluate their progress.
  • Linked to every text objective, new videos by author George Bergeman walk students through detailed, step-by-step solutions to sample problems.
  • New algorithmically generated problems based on the end-of-section exercises include concise problem solutions and allow instructors enhanced assignment options.
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Robert Brechner
Robert A. Brechner was Professor Emeritus, School of Business, at Miami Dade College -- the largest multi-campus community college in the country. For 42 years he taught business math, principles of business, marketing, advertising, public relations, management, and personal finance. He was Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; International Fine Arts College, Miami; and Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He consulted widely with industrial companies. In addition to CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, Professor Brechner authored numerous other successful texts highlighting annuities, management, business math and applied math.

George Bergeman
George Bergeman's teaching career of over 25 years began at a small college in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and continued at Northern Virginia Community College, one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the country. Teaching awards include Faculty Member of the Year honors at his campus. He is the author of numerous software packages that provide targeted and effective support for instruction. His first package was a statistics software/workbook combination published in 1985, and since then, George has developed a variety of software packages to support statistics, calculus, developmental math, finite math, and math of finance. MathCue.Business™ in conjunction with Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers has been a focal point for George Bergeman’s teaching career of over 25 years began at a small college in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and continued at Northern Virginia Community College, one of the largest multi-campus colleges in the country. Teaching awards include Faculty Member of the Year honors at his campus. He is the author of numerous software packages that provide targeted and effective support for instruction. His first package was a statistics software/workbook combination published in 1985, and since then, George has developed a variety of packages to support statistics, calculus, developmental math, finite math, and math of finance. MathCue.Business™ in conjunction with Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers has been a focal point for George for more than 19 years. During that time, he worked closely with Bob Brechner to develop and refine the package, and he co-authored the seventh and eighth editions of the text.