FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS blends elements of reform with a strong emphasis on applications, and uses technology to promote understanding of the concepts and relevance of the material
Users praise the diversity, breadth, and abundance of examples and exercises, a large number of which are based on referenced data from business, economics, life, and social sciences. The authors carefully strike a pedagogically sound balance between applications based on real data and more traditional "generic" applications. An extensive companion web site contains interactive tutorials, comprehensive chapter summaries, optional material, and a number of useful online utilities. Information is presented in a conversational and student-oriented style, with frequent use of question-and-answer dialogue format that encourages the development of mathematical curiosity and intuition.