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Finite Mathematics

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This extensive site is primarily intended as an online supplement to the text Finite Mathematics by Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble.  However, as the authors explain on their home page, this material is pertinent and freely available to anyone studying in this subject area.  Of particular interest will be the online tutorials, interactive quizzes and exercises, and various Java, Javascript, and Excel spreadsheet utilities.  The following chapter headings indicate the... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: October 16, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 17, 2014
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Avatar for Hai Tran
9 years ago

Hai Tran (Student)

I used this material to improve my probability section in finite class. Although i visit this website since my instructor recommended for a couple month, i just became member today. This is a very good material and very useful. Recommended!!!

Avatar for shanmugasundaram karuppannagounder
9 years ago

shanmugasundaram karuppannagounder (Student)

I spent almost 45 minutes to familiarize my self with this webpage. I found it really useful because the flow of the presentation was precise, concrete , clear and very easy to follow.The materila help me the understand, analyse and read the materials in my own speed. The Chapter Quizes helped me to do my homework and the interactive quizzes with proper understanding.The search functionality provided by the website is really useful. As a new user, I used this functionality to locate my topics of interest very easily. Also I found that the support provided for was topic was good.The Chapter Summary section gave me a clear overview of what is being discussed in the chapter.Overall, this site is a very good resource for finite math students and it is very easy to browse through the valuable contents.

Avatar for Amit Rajwani
9 years ago

Amit Rajwani (Student)

In my opinion, this is a great resource for a finite math student. It took me less than 20 minutes of browsing to find such a useful website. I spent about 2-3 hours exploring the website to get to know the material well. I like this website for many reasons; the first reason is that it shows all the steps and explanations to solve a big problem such as: The Simplex Method, Matrix Multiplication, Matrix Addition etc. You can simply check your answer for a big problem, by just plugging in the equation into the software. I was having trouble working on a problem, but when I came across this website it gave me instructions on how to solve the problem step by step. There are also chapter quizzes and summaries that can help students in improving their math skills. This is a great website for students who sometimes have trouble understanding the material in class. They can just go onto this website and understand the material very easily. There are also very great online tutorial on this website on Probability. If students needs to do some practice on Probability, they can just go on this website and explore the material. At last I would like to say that, it is a very useful website for finite math students and I recommend to every student.
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Avatar for Elaine Aguilar
9 years ago

Elaine Aguilar (Student)

I spent a couple of hours browsing, reviewing, and testing my knowledge on this webpage and found it to be very useful. The site's outline closely mimics my current class outline and the concepts and information were clear, direct and easy to follow. It was helpful to see the material from an exterior perspective to reemphasize that my own understanding is on the right track. Although I do my assigned reading and homework, it was beneficial to review the material at my own pace and take the interactive quizzes. The quizzes made review fast and fun and they also identified what I truly comprehend and where I'm struggling. Finite math is challenging for me and I thought this site provided quality support to each topic. The authors provided thorough summaries, review exercises, on-line tutorials and utilities to ensure a student's success. Students struggling with finite can use this site to get a better understanding of class material since everyone learns differently and they can go at their own pace. First time users will find the site easy to manuever through and will also be able to locate their areas of interest very quickly. The material is straightforward and presented clearly with visuals and simple explanations.
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Avatar for Pauline Chang
9 years ago

Pauline Chang (Student)

My first impression of the Finite Math website is "WOW"! It took me less than 30 minutes of scrolling through the site to come to the conclusion that this was a well constructed site for helping students study and understand more fully about Finite Math. As a student in Finite Math, I found that the software is very user friendly and very helpful as a reference tool when I'm doing my homework. It's definately a useful resource especially if math is not your stronger suit as it is not mine. The Chapter Review Exercises are pretty helpful though I would prefer that it explained/showed steps to get to the final answer. All in all I think it's definately a resource for students who are having problems or those who would like to review ahead of class. I think that this website should be more widely used and the link should always be given as a resource to students taking any sort of math class by their professors.
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Avatar for Ralph Topete
10 years ago

Ralph Topete (Student)

I wish I would’ve had more time to explore with this website before. I definitely felt that I have shortened my resources for learning Finite mathematics this semester. After browsing and using some of the tutorials for several hours, I have to say that the tools on this site are extremely helpful. There is almost no need for the book especially if students are on a budget; but, for those that do have the book this site is extremely helpful and provides further practice. Some of the tools that you can find on this site include: Chapter Summary's, Chapter True/False quizzes, Chapter Review Exercises, and Chapter Excel tutorials. With all these tools combined, your learning experience on this site would not only contribute to improving your grades, but improving your knowledge of applications to the real world. For students that do not have an interest in mathematics, this site helps build confidence and smoothens your learning experience in Finite Mathematics. The material presented on this site covered the material that was learned in my class, but might differ from other material that is learned in other finite classes. The site was very user friendly and made searching for topics very easy. I hope that future students in Finite Mathematics will utilize this site for all it has to offer. End the end, I’m sure students will not be disappointed. This site is great!
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Avatar for Christine DeRouin
10 years ago

Christine DeRouin (Student)

This is an outstanding resource for anyone taking Finite Math. I wish I had longer to work on the site, but after 30 minutes, I found it to be an excellent resource. It offers so many useful tools, quizes and sample problems to enhance what you learn in class. This is a great supplement to the classroom because teachers and first-time students can extend their learning through the contents from this user-friendly site. For example, the site allows you to pace yourself and spend the time you need to understand a concept. It's a great way to focus and study for tests because there are sample problems to help you trouble-shoot the areas you need help with. Another benefit is that if anyone needs extra help with Finite Math, this site offers detailed explainations of formuals, problems and solutions to help your learning experience. I also think that teachers will find its contents helpful in their lesson planning. I can't say enough about Finite Mathematics, so go and explore the site for yourself!
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Avatar for Antonio Alanis Correa
10 years ago

Antonio Alanis Correa (Student)

The finite mathematics article is an excellent area to go to study about finite math. I like this website for many reasons. One of the reasons is that I am studying finite math which it will help me in many ways. Another reason is that it has all the chapters I am studying in my class, and I can go to review each chapter that I need to improve more. I spend in this article about more than two hours because I was reviewing my previous chapters that I studied, and also I go over on chapter 8 and 9 because I need to understand more about these chapters. The most important that I found out about this article in that we can review all the chapters and it has a lot of information about each section. The article demonstrates the chapter summary, chapter true and false quiz, review exercises and Excel tutorials. This article can help the students to understand more about the sections from each chapters. This is a great website to study about finite math because it’s like going to school, but you learning in the internet. This article is useful tool review for an exam or to understand more about the subject. I really recommend this website to search about more finite math.
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