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The Art of Problem Solving : A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher - Alfred S. Posamentier

The Art of Problem Solving

A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher

By: Alfred S. Posamentier (Editor), Wolfgang Schultz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th December 1995
ISBN: 9780803963627
Number Of Pages: 480

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Problem solving has always been a fundamental element of mathematics. This innovative book challenges the perception that solving a problem is merely a means to an end. Focusing on problem solving as a subject in its own right, the contributors present a broad range of practical, theoretical, simple, intricate and purely mathematical examples.

Strategies for Problem Exploration
Unconventional Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
Interest Grabbers
Exciting Motivational Problems with Punch and Personality
Check the Answer, Please!
The Logic of Error
Trial and Success
Reduce, Expand, and Look for a Pattern
A Pigeonhole Principle for Problem Solving
Handling, Seeing, and Thinking Experiences in Mathematics
Problem Solving as a Continuous Principle for Teaching
Suggestions and Examples
Another View of Combinatorics (or Counting without Really Counting)
Problem Solving by the Use of Functions
Symmetry Saves the Solution
An Application of Congruence Transformations in Problem Solving
Graph Theory
Tools to Solve Mathematical Problems
A Different Solution for Problems with Extreme Values
A Didactic Journey into the World of Jakob Steiner's Ideas
The Problem of the Duplication of a Cube
Solving Mathematical Problems Using Game Strategies
Cooperative Learning Approaches to Mathematical Problem Solving
Problem Solving and the Mathematically Gifted Student
A Psychological Perspective
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ISBN: 9780803963627
ISBN-10: 0803963629
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 4th December 1995
Publisher: CORWIN PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.85

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