It’s a liberal arts math course that is used by homeschool students. Some customers use it for junior high students who advanced but don’t want to start the typical algebra and geometry track yet. Others use it for an alternate high school math course.
Unfortunately, the publisher is not reprinting these at this time. We have limited stock.
Mathematics A Human Endeavor, Third Edition (1994), was written By Harold R. Jacobs who also wrote Elementary Algebra and Geometry, Seeing, Doing, and Understanding.
The introduction states that it is a high school and college introductory math course. Originally published in 1970, Mathematics A Human Endeavor has exciting topics and a clear, friendly style. Cartoons, comic strips, photos, and drawings help make math interesting and illustrate concepts. It explores many math topics outside those covered in algebra and geometry. Don’t let “college level” scare you. Liberal arts math course means that it was written for non-math majors.
Jacobs Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Curriculum
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Text
Chapter titles from Mathematics A Human Endeavor include
- Mathematical Ways of Thinking
- Number Sequences
- Functions and Their Graphs
- Large Numbers and Logarithms
- Symmetry and Regular Figures
- Mathematical Curves
- Methods of Counting
- Mathematics of Chance
- Introductions to Statistics
- Topics in Topology.
If your student is a math whiz, don’t let “non-math major” discourage you. Math Human Endeavor covers useful math topics that are off the beaten track. When I was a science major in college, the required math courses were trigonometry, analytical geometry, calculus 1 and 2. I discovered another world of math when I switched my major to finance and business. Many of the chapters in this textbook cover the “other math” I was required to learn for my new major. Taking Mathematics Human Endeavor during high school would have helped me in the business math courses.
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Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Teacher’s Guide
The Instructor’s Guide for Math Human Endeavor includes lesson plans, all the figures in the transparency masters set, and answers to all the problems in the book.
Math Human Endeavor Student Workbook
If your student has difficulty copying problems correctly or if copying problems increases the frustration level, I would recommend the Math: A Human Endeavor Student Workbook. It is a well thought out because the publishers listened to suggestions from users of the textbook when they created this workbook.
The consumable student workbook is “designed as a complement to the textbook” and includes the exercises from the book with space to work the problems. The student doesn’t have to copy them),
- Graph paper for the student (about 40 pages),
- Supplemental exercises with answers,
- Exercises to reinforce past lessons with answers, and
- Exercises for using the graphing calculator with lessons in the book with some of the answers.
Learn More about Mathematics, A Human Endeavor
- Here’s a great review of the book from Rutgers: Review of Mathematics a Human Endeavor by Franzblau and Kowalczyk. (opens in a new window) This is an older review as it states the outdated price of $49. This link opens in a new window.
Out of Print Items for Mathematics A Human Endeavor
Transparency Masters for Math: A Human Endeavor
Use these to make overhead transparencies for classroom use. The Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Transparency Masters contain “over 360 figures from the textbook and other sources, keyed to specific coverage in the book.”
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Mathematics: A Human Endeavor Test Bank
The Test Bank for Human Endeavor Math has 855 questions arranged in the order of the content of each chapter. There are an average of 15 questions per lesson. Some are similar type questions. You don’t need to do all of them.
Answers are included. Most are the final answers, but many show some of the work.
If you don’t write in the book, you can use it for multiple students.
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