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# When Will I Use Math?

## WeUseMath.org

# Best math textbooks?

We're getting new math textbooks at the high school I teach at. What do you recommend? Any to avoid?

My current favorites are the CME Project texts. A core theme is built around developing Mathematical Habits of Mind. According to one of the authors, they are well-positioned to respond to the Common Core Standards initiative. If your state is adopting these standards, this could be good news. Pearson-Prentice Hall is the publisher.

I like the Blitzer Precalc book. It has great problem sets, really good instructions and a good test generator. It has good story problems that you can chose from as well. I've thoroughly enjoyed teaching out of that book.

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For Calc., I like James Stewart.

"If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is." ~John Louis von Neumann