Blatt, Joseph 1948Overview
Most widely held works by
Joseph Blatt
Feeling free
by Mary Beth Sullivan
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4 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Children with learning problems and physical disabilities talk about their handicaps
Against all odds inside statistics
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2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This series goes on location to help uncover statistical solutions to the puzzles of everyday life. Learn how data collection and manipulation, paired with intelligent judgment and common sense, can lead to more informed decision making
For all practical purposes
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in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide A series which stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society. Presents a great variety of problems that can be modeled and solved by quantitative means
College algebra in simplest terms
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4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Presents the role of algebra in daily life and demonstrates practical applications in the workplace. Uses symbols, charts, pictures, and stateoftheart computer graphics to illustrate basic algebraic techniques. Reviews problems stepby step, focusing on the methods students find most difficult to grasp
Algebra in simplest terms
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3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is an instructional series of 26 halfhour programs for high school, college, and adult learners, or for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. Host Sol Garfunkel explains concepts that may baffle many students, while graphic illustrations and onlocation examples demonstrate how algebra is used for solving realworld problems. Algebra is important in today's world, used in such diverse fields as agriculture, sports, genetics, social science, and medicine. This series helps students connect algebra's mathematical themes and applications to daily life
Describing distributions ; Normal distributions
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2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Describing distributions deals with numerical measures of specific aspects of distribution, such as center (mean, median), spread (percentiles, boxplots, standard deviation), and resistance. Normal distributions covers density curves as smoothed histograms (mean, median, percentiles for density curves) and normal distributions (locating the mean and standard deviation, the 689599.7 rule). Uses animated graphics, onlocation footage, and interviews
Normal calculations ; Time series
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1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Normal calculations covers standardization and calculation of normal relative frequencies from tables and assessment of normality by normal quantile plots. Time series deals with distribution of a single variable, change over time, seasonal variation, inspecting time series for trends, and smoothing by averaging. Uses animated graphics, onlocation footage, and interviews
What is statistics? ; Picturing distributions
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2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Presents the why as well as the how of statistics using computer animation, colorful onscreen computations, and documentary segments
Race for the top
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4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Shows the competition between Fermilab in the United States and CERN in Europe to discover the "top quark" (the predicted, but not yet detected fundamental subatomic particle)
For all practical purposes
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6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide These five programs from the series For All Practical Purposes explore the nature and use of statistics in the modern world
Logarithmic functions ; System of equations
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide In Program 19 understanding the logarithmic relationship, the use of logarithmic properties, and the handling of a scientific calculator are addressed. How radiocarbon dating and the Richter scale depend on the properties of logarithms is explained. In Program 20 the elimination method and substitution method are used to solve problems with systems of studying linear and nonlinear equations. Their applications to supply or demand, and cost and revenue are demonstrated
Rational functions ; Exponential functions
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide In Program 17 the properties of rational functions are developed by investigating several graphs, to determine the intercepts, symmetry and asymptotes. Applications demonstrate double time for simple interest, average cost function and tax rates. Program 18 covers graphing and developing the equation for an exponential function. Applications include bacteria growth, population growth, and radioactive decay
Quadratic equations ; Inequalities
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Program 7 stresses the quadratic formulahow it is used to complete a square, and how it is expressed as the difference of two squares or the sum of two squares. Program 8 develops the basic properties and examines how to solve inequalities using polynomial and rational expressions
Circle and parabola ; Ellipse and hyperbola
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Program 11 using conic sections, takes a detailed look at circles and parabolas. Terminology and formulas for equations are discussed. Program 12 discusses the equations for ellipses and hyperbolas, and demonstrates graphically how to develop the equation from each definition
Systems of linear inequalities ; Arithmetic sequences and series
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Program 21 sets up a problem, finds a solution, develops linear inequalities, graphs these solutions, and forms a region of feasible solutions. Program 22 explores basic properties and formulas, emphasizing sums of arithmetic series and developing concepts
Absolute value ; Linear relations
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Program 9 defines this concept in detail, enabling students to use absolute value in equations and inequalities. In Program 10 linear equations are used to develop and give information about two quantities. Their applications to the slope of a line are also shown
For all practical purposes. Statistics :
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Focuses on the concept of a confidence interval and describes precisely what opinion polls do and do not tell us
Picture this ; Place your bets
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9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Analyzes how we can predict longterm patterns of chance events by looking at the operation of a gambling casino. Introduces elementary probability concepts along with an analysis of normal curves, standard deviation, expected value and central limit theorem
An introduction in ten parts ; Language of algebra
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2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Program 1 introduces several mathematical themes and emphasizes why college algebra is important in today's world. Program 2 examines the vocabulary of mathematics, properties of the real number system, and basic axioms and theorems of college algebra
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9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Introduces the major themes of statistics, collecting data, organizing and picturing data and drawing conclusions from data more
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