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This text was developed specifically for use in the Mathematics 101 course at the University of Regina. This is a required course for the K-8 Education program for teacher training in Saskatchewan, and also meets the critical thinking requirements for U of R programs in Arts or Fine Arts.
The 8th Edition was especially revised with the new 2008 Western and Northern Canadian Protol Mathematics Curriculum in mind. It It includes sections that are intended to reflect the WNCP curriculum's increased focus on logical thinking, multiple strategies for arithmetic calculations - including training in right-to-left computation styles, and probability, at a level suitable for the training of teachers.
It features units on
1) Problem Solving Strategies and Logic,
2) Arithmetic and Numeration Systems,
3) Modular, Clock, and Calendar Arithmetic,
4) Number Theory, and
5) Ratios, Percent, Proportion, and Probability.
A wide range of problems and exercises accompanies each section, each unit concludes with a comprehensive list of unit review exercises.
Mathematics 101: Introductory Finite Mathematics I, 8th WNCP Edition is available electronically in .pdf form, under the condition that these free electronic copies are for personal use only and not for resale.
DOWNLOAD MATH 101 8th WNCP Edition HERE
Printed copies of the text are available to Educational institutions or individuals. These can be ordered directly from the University of Regina bookstore. The 2013 price of a coil-bound black-and-white copy is around $30 Cdn + shipping + taxes. Book-bound colour copies are also available on request.
A separate Answer Book for Unit Review Exercises is available electronically by request for course instructors. Enquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Allen Herman in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina.