Foundation Maths

Series
Pearson
Author
Anthony Croft / Robert Davison  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
January 2020
ISBN13
9781292289687
ISBN
1292289686
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Description

Deepen and broaden subject knowledge to set yourself up for future success


Foundation Maths 7th Edition by Croft and Davison has been written for students taking higher and further education courses who may not have specialised in mathematics on post-16 qualifications, and require a working knowledge of mathematical and statistical tools. By providing careful and steady guidance in mathematical methods along with a wealth of practice exercises to improve your maths skills, Foundation Maths imparts confidence in its readers. For students with established mathematical expertise, this book will be an ideal revision and reference guide. The style of the book also makes it suitable for self-study and distance learning with self-assessment questions and worked examples throughout.  


Foundation Maths is ideally suited for students studying marketing, business studies, management, science, engineering, social science, geography, combined studies and design.


Also available with MyLab Math

MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Math for this textbook has over 1440 questions to assign to your students, including exercises requiring different types of mathematics applications used across a variety of industry types, plus additional graphing questions for this edition. Videos explaining maths concepts and problems are provided, 70 of which are now included in this edition of MyLab Math. Learn more about MyLab Math.

 

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Features

  • Mathematical processes described in everyday language.
  • Key points highlighting important results for easy reference
  • Worked examples included throughout the book to reinforce learning.
  • Self-assessment questions to test understanding of important concepts, with answers provided at the back of the book.
  • Exercises that provide a key opportunity to develop competence through practice
  • Demanding Challenge Exercises included at the end of chapters to stretch the keenest students.
  • Test and assignment exercises with answers provided in a lecturer’s Solutions Manual (available for download via go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources) allow lecturers to set regular work to complete throughout the course.
  • A companion website containing a student support pack and video tutorials, plus PowerPoint slides and a Solutions Manual for lecturers, can be found via go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources.

Also available with MyLab Math

 

The new edition is fully integrated with MyLab Math, a powerful online homework, tutorial and assessment platform, which has had its total number of questions increased for this edition to over 1440, ensuring that there is a sufficient spread of questions to cover all topics included within the book.

  • The number of graphing questions - which include examples for students to view if they need help - has been increased for this edition.
  • For this edition an additional 20 questions have been built based on scenarios which have several steps to answer, helping students with application of key concepts.
  • The number of videos explaining concepts and maths problems has also been increased to 70 for this edition of MyLab Math, which Anthony Croft has provided to accompany the textbook.

MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Learn more about MyLab Math.

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.
 

 

New to this Edition

  • A new section explains the importance of developing a thorough mathematical foundation in order to take advantage of and exploit the full capability of mathematical and statistical technology used in higher education and in the workplace
  • Extensive sections throughout the book illustrate how readily-available computer software and apps can be used to perform mathematical and statistical calculations, particularly those involving algebra, calculus, graph plotting and data analysis
  • There are revised, enhanced sections on histograms and factorisation of quadratic expressions

Also available with MyLab Math

The new edition is fully integrated with MyLab Math, a powerful online homework, tutorial and assessment platform, which has had its total number of questions increased for this edition to over 1440, ensuring that there is a sufficient spread of questions to cover all topics included within the book.

  • The number of graphing questions - which include examples for students to view if they need help - has been increased for this edition

  • For this edition an additional 20 questions have been built based on scenarios which have several steps to answer, helping students with application of key concepts

  • The number of videos explaining concepts and maths problems has also been increased to 70 for this edition of MyLab Math, which Anthony Croft has provided to accompany the textbook

MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results. Learn more about MyLab Math.

 


 

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Publisher’s acknowledgements

List of videos

Mathematical symbols

Using mathematical and statistical computer software and apps in Foundation Maths

1 Arithmetic of whole numbers

2 Fractions

3 Decimal numbers

4 Percentage and ratio

5 Algebra

6 Indices

7 Simplifying algebraic expressions

8 Factorisation

9 Algebraic fractions

10 Transposing formulae

11 Solving equations

12 Sequences and series

13 Sets

14 Number bases

15 Elementary logic

16 Functions

17 Graphs of functions

18 The straight line

19 The exponential function

20 The logarithm function

21 Measurement

22 Introduction to trigonometry

23 The trigonometrical functions and their graphs

24 Trigonometrical identities and equations

25 Solution of triangles

26 Vectors

27 Matrices

28 Complex numbers

29 Tables and charts

30 Statistics

31 Probability

32 Correlation

33 Regression

34 Gradients of curves

35 Techniques of differentiation

36 Integration and areas under curves

37 Techniques of integration

38 Functions of more than one variable and partial differentiation

Solutions

Index

Back Cover

Foundation Maths has been written for students taking higher and further education courses who may not have specialised in mathematics on post-16 qualifications and need to use mathematical and statistical tools in their courses. It is ideally suited to those studying marketing, business studies, management, science, engineering, social science, geography, combined studies and design. It will be particularly useful for those who lack confidence and who need careful, steady guidance in mathematical methods. For those whose mathematical expertise is already established, the book will be a helpful revision and reference guide. The style of the book also makes it suitable for self-study and distance learning. 

 

Features of the book

  • Mathematical processes described in everyday language.
  • Key points highlighting important results for easy reference
  • Worked examples included throughout the book to reinforce learning.
  • Self-assessment questions to test understanding of important concepts, with answers provided at the back of the book.
  • Exercises that provide a key opportunity to develop competence through practice
  • Demanding Challenge Exercises included at the end of chapters to stretch the keenest students.
  • Test and assignment exercises with answers provided in a lecturer’s Solutions Manual on the website, allow lecturers to set regular work throughout the course.
  • A companion website containing a student support pack and video tutorials, plus PowerPoint slides and a Solutions Manual for lecturers, can be found at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources. 

New to this seventh edition

  • A new section explains the importance of developing a thorough mathematical foundation in order to take advantage of and exploit the full capability of mathematical and statistical technology used in higher education and in the workplace.
  • Extensive sections throughout the book illustrate how readily-available computer software and apps can be used to perform mathematical and statistical calculations, particularly those involving algebra, calculus, graph plotting and data analysis.
  • There are revised, enhanced sections on histograms and factorisation of quadratic expressions
  • The new edition is fully integrated with MyLab Math, a powerful online homework, tutorial and assessment platform which offers unlimited opportunities to practice and provides relevant and timely feedback to help you master key concepts.

 

Anthony Croft has taught mathematics in further and higher education institutions for over thirty years. During this time he has championed the development of mathematics support for the many students who find the transition from school to university mathematics particularly difficult. In 2008 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his work in this field. He has authored many successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students.  He was jointly awarded the IMA Gold Medal 2016 for his outstanding contribution to mathematics education.

 

Robert Davison has thirty years’ experience teaching mathematics in both further and higher education. He has authored many successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students.   

 

 

 

Author

Anthony Croft has taught mathematics in further and higher education institutions for over thirty years. During this time he has championed the development of mathematics support for the many students who find the transition from school to university mathematics particularly difficult. In 2008 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his work in this field. He has authored many successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students. He was jointly awarded the IMA Gold Medal 2016 for his outstanding contribution to mathematics education.

 

 

Robert Davison has thirty years’ experience teaching mathematics in both further and higher education. He has authored many successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students.