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Higher Education

Business Math, 17th Edition

  • Mary Hansen
  • ISBN-10: 0538448733
  • ISBN-13: 9780538448734
  • 656 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 1997
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

BUSINESS MATH, 17E provides comprehensive coverage of personal and business-related mathematics. In addition to reviewing the basic operations of arithmetic, students are prepared to understand and manage their personal finances, as well as grasp the fundamentals of business finances. BUSINESS MATH, 17E prepares students to be smart shoppers, informed taxpayers, and valued employees. Basic math skills are covered in a step-by-step manner, building confidence in users before they try it alone. Spreadsheet applications are available on the Data Activities CD, and a simulation activity begins every chapter. Chapters are organized into short lessons for ease of instruction and include algebra connections, group and class activities, communication skills, and career spotlights.

Features

  • TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP: at the end of every chapter provides activities that help build students' skills using spreadsheet software to solve problems. Spreadsheet applications are available on the Data Activities CD, and a data activity begins every chapter.

  • ALIGNMENT: Aligns with the Jump$tart Coalition's National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy.

  • COVERAGE: Covers the competencies defined by NBEA's National Standards for Business Education.

  • MATH ACTIVITIES: How Times Have Changed provides math activities based on changes throughout history, such as minimum wage.

  • NET BOOKMARK: provides structured opportunities for research and analysis using the Internet.

  • TEAM MEETING: provides cooperative learning activities where students put business topics into practice.

  • PLANNING A CAREER IN…: includes career awareness activities that introduce career options students may want to consider in the future.

About the Author

Mary Hansen

Mary Hansen received her B.A. in mathematics and M.A.T in education from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas. She has taught mathematics and special education and the elementary, high school and college level in Texas, North Carolina and Kansas. She is the author of Business Math, 17e, and the co-author of three high school mathematics textbooks. She currently works as an educational consultant and freelance writer.

Table of Contents

1. GROSS PAY.
Hourly Pay. Salary. Commission. Other Wage Plans. Average Pay.
2. NET PAY.
Deductions from Gross Pay. Federal Taxes. State and Local Taxes. Employee Benefits and Job Expenses. Take-Home Pay.
3. BANKING.
Savings Accounts. Checking Accounts. Electronic Banking. Check Register reconciliation. Money Markets and CD Accounts. Annuities.
4. CREDIT CARDS.
Credit Card Costs. Credit Card Finance Charges. Average Daily Balance Method.
Cash Advances. Debit Cards. Debt Management.
5. LOANS.
Promissory Notes. Calculating Interest. Installment Loans. Early Loan Repayment. Annual Percentage Rates.
6. OWN A HOME OR A CAR.
Borrowing to Buy a Home. Renting or Owning a Home. Property Tax. Property Insurance. Buying a Car. Car Purchases and Leases. Deprecating a Car. Cost of Owning a Car.
7. INSURANCE AND INVESTMENTS.
Life Insurance. Health Insurance. Other Types of Insurance. Bonds. Bonds Interest. Stocks. Mutual Funds. Real Estate. Retirement Investments.
8. BUDGETS.
Average Monthly Expenses. Creating a Budget. Optional Personal Expenses. Best Buys. Adjusting a Budget. Economic Statistics.
9. SALES AND MARKETING.
Cash Sales and Sales on Account. Cash and Trade Discounts. Series Trade Discounts. Markup and Markdown. Marketing Surveys. Sales Forecasts. Market Share. Advertising Costs.
10. COSTS MANAGEMENT.
Manufacturing Costs. Breakeven Point. Depreciation Costs. Shipping Costs. Overhead Costs. Travel Expenses.
11. PEOPLE AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT.
Wage and Salary Increases. Total Costs of Labor. Tracking and Reordering Inventory. Inventory Valuation. Ordering and Carrying Inventory.
12. BUSINESS PROFIT AND LOSS.
Preparing Income Statements. Analyzing Income Statements. Partnership Income. Preparing Balance Sheets. Analyzing Balance Sheets. Bankruptcy.
13. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.
Production, Trade, and Finance. International Time and Temperature. International Measures of Length. International Measures of Area. International Measures of Capacity and Weight.

New to this edition

  • CONSUMER ALERT: This feature introduces students to scams and schemes associated with consumer economics.
  • FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: encourages students to be fiscally prudent with their money.
  • INCREASED TECHNOLOGY COVERAGE: includes Internet research and e-commerce.
  • REVISIONS have been made to the tax code, minimum wage, social security, medicare, insurance, and other timely topics.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0538448830 | ISBN-13: 9780538448833)
Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0538448849 | ISBN-13: 9780538448840)

Succeed in the course with this Study Guide for BUSINESS MATH, filled with vocabulary, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, multiple choice, and problem solving questions for each chapter.

Digital Data Activities CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538448822 | ISBN-13: 9780538448826)

Interactive study guide template that includes activities and projects used for assessment of chapter topics. Windows/Mac. Site License.

Instructor's Edition Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0538448806 | ISBN-13: 9780538448802)
Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538448741 | ISBN-13: 9780538448741)

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0538448849 | ISBN-13: 9780538448840)

Succeed in the course with this Study Guide for BUSINESS MATH, filled with vocabulary, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, multiple choice, and problem solving questions for each chapter.

Digital Data Activities CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538448822 | ISBN-13: 9780538448826)

Interactive study guide template that includes activities and projects used for assessment of chapter topics. Windows/Mac. Site License.