Students who enter a liberal arts math course often come with a fear of math, or they may struggle with topics during the course. Pirnot’s Mathematics All Around offers the supportive and clear writing style that students need to develop their math skills. By helping to reduce students’ math anxiety, Pirnot helps students to understand the use of math in the world around them. Students appreciate that the author’s approach is like the help they would receive during their own instructors’ office hours.
The Fifth Edition increases the text’s emphasis on developing problem-solving skills with additional support in the text and new problem-solving questions in MyMathLab. Quantitative reasoning is brought to the forefront with new Between the Numbers features and related exercises. Since practice is the key to success in this course, exercise sets are updated and expanded. MyMathLab offers additional exercise coverage plus new question types for problem-solving, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and more.