Well known for its clear writing and unique variety of topics, MATHEMATICS: A PRACTICAL ODYSSEY demonstrates how mathematics is usable and relevant to students. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize problem solving skills, practical applications, and the history of mathematics. Students encounter topics that will be useful in their daily lives, such as calculating interest and understanding voting systems. They are encouraged to recognize the relevance of mathematics and appreciate its human aspect. To offer flexibility in content, the book contains more information than could be covered in a one-term course. The chapters are independent of each other so instructors can select the ideal topics for their courses.Johnson, Steve is the author of 'Mathematics A Practical Odyssey', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495110743 and ISBN 0495110744.