College Business Mathematics, 1/e
John E. Rogers
Bruce F. Haney, both of Onondaga Community College
Coming November, 1999 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 2000, 912 pp.
Cloth Bound w/CD-ROM
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For undergraduate-level courses in Business Mathematics,
Basic Finance, and Applied Mathematics.
Unlike most texts that treat business mathematics as a series
of isolated topics that happen to use mathematics, this
text uses financial statements to explore the relationships
between various business applications and accounting concepts and
to show students how mathematics is used to formulate, analyze, and
resolve business problems.
Integrates the disciplines of mathematics and businessRelates
the technical skills taught in each topic area to the conceptual themes
to which each is appliedshowing how each part contributes to
Presents/reviews mathematical concepts in a logical order
at the beginning of the text.
- Helps students answer the question Why do I need
to know this?
Early coverage of Financial Statements and Analysis.
- Brings students up to speed in the mathematical basics
before getting involved in the complexities of applications,
thus allowing them to focus more on the context of the math than on
the its mechanics.
Dual approach to problem solving.
- Provides a greater incentive for business-oriented students
to learn and understand mathematics by showing themfrom the
very beginningits relevance to the real world of business.
The inputs into these financial statements emanate from subsequent
chapters, such as markup, discounts, inventory, depreciation, and
interest. This reinforces the importance of accounting as the
language of business and allows students to better understand
the interrelationships of subsequent topics.
In depth chapter introductions and detailed explanations
of business concepts.
- Presents solutions both algebraically and arithmetically
to accommodate a variety of teaching/learning preferences.
Use of calculators.
- Makes sure that students understand the contexts of the
Detailed diagrams and illustrations.
- Encourages students to obtain and properly use a scientific
calculator with statistical functions or a financial calculator. Shows
students how to think through a problem, select an appropriate solution
methodology, and then use their calculators to perform the required
computations. Provides calculator solutions for many examples.
- Helps students visualize difficult business procedures,
which in turn, enhances their problem-solving skills.
On-going, realistic business applications"Mind Your
Business" exercisesthat require students to apply problem-solving
skills of varying complexity.
- Illustrates how chapter content is used in actual business
Extensive chapter-end exercises
- Asks students to assume the role of a partner in a business
called Media World. Beginning with Ch. 4, and then in every
chapter thereafter, they apply chapter content by creating financial
information and making decisions that are the basis of monthly financial
statement preparation and analysis.
Express Your Understanding exercises.
- Provides realistic applications of mathematical concepts
in greater numbers and degree of difficulty than in most other texts;
to help students develop critical and analytical thinking skills.
Class-tested for several years by the authors.
- Requires students to explain in their own words their
understanding of concepts and procedures.
- Ensures accuracy and clarity of presentation.
1. Solving Equations and Word Problems.
3. Business Statistics and Graphs.
4. Financial Statements and Analysis.
5. Purchasing Merchandise.
6. Pricing Merchandise.
7. Simple Interest.
8. Simple Discount.
9. Compound Interest.
11. Business and Consumer Credit.
12. Bank Services and Records.
13. Securities and Distribution of Income and Expenses.
15. Inventory Control.
16. Payroll Systems.
18. Risk Management.