This task-driven text emphasizes strategies and processes and is very different from the usual style of mathematics textbooks. Each of the sections is designed to stand alone so that they can be studied in any order or dipped into as needed. The Second Edition has been updated to meet the needs of anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and understanding of mathematics. There is an emphasis on learning and doing mathematics, with an expanded section on measures and proportion, and statistics.
Chapter 7: Chance
This chapter looks at ways in which the notion of chance is treated in mathematics. The mathematical idea of probability enables us to describe more precisely the likelihood of chance events, especially when there are several such events happening. The sections deal with these aspects:
- the use of a probability scale;
- being clear about ...