Problem Solving Strategies In Mathematics

Author: Alfred S Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814651656
Size: 49.44 MB
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This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In doing so, first the common approach is shown, and then a more elegant strategy is provided. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

Problem Solving Strategies In Mathematics

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789814651639
Size: 62.53 MB
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This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In so doing, the common — less efficient — approach is first mentioned and then the effective strategy is shown. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

Problem Solving Strategies In Mathematics

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814651622
Size: 29.98 MB
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This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In so doing, the common — less efficient — approach is first mentioned and then the effective strategy is shown. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

New Mexico Mathematics Contest Problem Book

Author: Liong-shin Hahn
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826335340
Size: 62.64 MB
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The New Mexico Mathematics Contest for high-school students has been held annually since 1966. Each November, thousands of middle- and high-school students from all over New Mexico converge to battle with elementary but tricky math problems. The 200 highest-scoring students meet for the second round the following February at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where they listen to a prominent mathematician give a keynote lecture, have lunch, and then get down to round two, an even more challenging set of mathematical mind-twisters. Liong-shin Hahn was charged with the task of creating a new set of problems each year for the New Mexico Mathematics Contest, 1990-1999. In this volume, Hahn has collected the 138 best problems to appear in these contests over the last decades. They range from the simple to the highly challenging--none are trivial. The solutions contain many clever analyses and often display uncommon ingenuity. His questions are always interesting and relevant to teenage contestants. Young people training for competitions will not only learn a great deal of useful mathematics from this book but, and this is much more important, they will take a step toward learning to love mathematics.

Mathematics Problem Solving Challenges For Secondary School Students And Beyond

Author: David Linker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981473005X
Size: 31.61 MB
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This book is a rare resource consisting of problems and solutions similar to those seen in mathematics contests from around the world. It is an excellent training resource for high school students who plan to participate in mathematics contests, and a wonderful collection of problems that can be used by teachers who wish to offer their advanced students some challenging nontraditional problems to work on to build their problem solving skills. It is also an excellent source of problems for the mathematical hobbyist who enjoys solving problems on various levels. Problems are organized by topic and level of difficulty and are cross-referenced by type, making finding many problems of a similar genre easy. An appendix with the mathematical formulas needed to solve the problems has been included for the reader's convenience. We expect that this book will expand the mathematical knowledge and help sharpen the skills of students in high schools, universities and beyond. Contents:Arithmetic and LogicAlgebraGeometryTrigonometryLogarithmsCountingNumber TheoryProbabilityFunctional Equations Readership: High school students, teachers and general public interested in exciting mathematics problems.

Strategy Games To Enhance Problem Solving Ability In Mathematics

Author: Alfred S Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813146362
Size: 51.28 MB
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Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers.

The Art Of Mathematical Problem Solving

Author: Richard M. Beekman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329428900
Size: 31.12 MB
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Mathematics is a fine art, like painting, sculpture, or music. This book teaches the art of solving challenging mathematics problems. Part I presents a general process for solving problems. Part II contains 35 difficult and challenging mathematics problems with complete solutions. The goal is to teach the reader how to proceed from an initial state of "panic and fear" to finding a beautiful and elegant solution to a problem.

Problems For Metagrobologists

Author: David Singmaster
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814663662
Size: 70.14 MB
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This book is a collection of over 200 problems that David Singmaster has composed since 1987. Some of the math problems have appeared in his various puzzle columns for BBC Radio and TV, Canadian Broadcasting, Focus (the UK popular science magazine), Games and Puzzles, the Los Angeles Times, Micromath, the Puzzle a Day memo pad and the Weekend Telegraph. While some of these are already classics, many of the puzzles have not been published elsewhere previously. Puzzle enthusiasts of all ages will find here arithmetic problems, properties of digits; monetary problems; alpha-metics; Diophantine problems; magic figures; sequence problems; logical problems; geometric problems; physics problems; combinatorial problems; geographic problems; calendar problems; clock problems; dissection problems and verbal problems. Contents:General Arithmetic PuzzlesProperties of DigitsMagic FiguresMonetary ProblemsDiophantine RecreationsAlphameticsSequence PuzzlesLogic PuzzlesGeometrical PuzzlesGeographic ProblemsCalendrical ProblemsClock ProblemsPhysical ProblemsCombinatorial ProblemsSome Verbal Puzzles Readership: General public. Key Features:The problems are generally original, though some are corrections or extensions of known problemsA number are open-ended, leading to unsolved problems for the readerKeywords:Metagrobologists;Alphametics;Magic Figures;Clock Problems;Diophantine "I believe the book will be welcome by amateur, as well as professional, metagrobologists. Many of the puzzles could be used as warm-up exercises to engender creative atmosphere in a math class. I am sure that many a math teacher will agree with this assessment." Alexander Bogomolny Cut The Knot

Mathematics Problem Solving Challenges For Secondary School Students And Beyond

Author: David Linker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981473005X
Size: 67.86 MB
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This book is a rare resource consisting of problems and solutions similar to those seen in mathematics contests from around the world. It is an excellent training resource for high school students who plan to participate in mathematics contests, and a wonderful collection of problems that can be used by teachers who wish to offer their advanced students some challenging nontraditional problems to work on to build their problem solving skills. It is also an excellent source of problems for the mathematical hobbyist who enjoys solving problems on various levels. Problems are organized by topic and level of difficulty and are cross-referenced by type, making finding many problems of a similar genre easy. An appendix with the mathematical formulas needed to solve the problems has been included for the reader's convenience. We expect that this book will expand the mathematical knowledge and help sharpen the skills of students in high schools, universities and beyond. Contents:Arithmetic and LogicAlgebraGeometryTrigonometryLogarithmsCountingNumber TheoryProbabilityFunctional Equations Readership: High school students, teachers and general public interested in exciting mathematics problems.

Problem Solving Strategies

Author: Arthur Engel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387226419
Size: 20.74 MB
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A unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. Written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level, this will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a "problem of the week", thus bringing a creative atmosphere into the classrooms. Equally, this is a must-have for individuals interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions. Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution. In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this is the most complete training book on the market.