Why Math? is designed for a "general education" mathematics course. It helps develop the basic mathematical literacy now generally demanded of liberal arts students. Requiring only a little background knowledge of algebra and geometry - no more than the minimum entrance requirements at most colleges - the book emphasizes quantitative reasoning and critical thinking for real life problems.In a concrete and relevant way, using extensive motivation from everyday problems, Why Math? shows what one can do with elementary mathematics and how to do it.Driver, R. D. is the author of 'Why Math ', published 1984 under ISBN 9780387944272 and ISBN 0387944273.