Crossing the River with Dogs / Edition 1

Crossing the River with Dogs / Edition 1

by Ken Johnson, Ted Herr, Judy Kysh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931914141

ISBN-13: 9781931914147

Pub. Date: 11/18/2003

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Students who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students: * Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students. *…  See more details below

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Students who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students: * Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students. * Present all the classic and numerous non-traditional problem solving strategies (from drawing diagrams to matrix logic, and finite differences). * Provide a text suitable for students in quantitative reasoning, developmental mathematics, mathematics education, and all courses in between. * Challenge students with interesting, yet concise problem sets that include classic problems at the end of each chapter. With Crossing the River with Dogs, students will enjoy reading their text and will take with them skills they will use for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931914147
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/18/2003
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Instructor resources
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Draw a diagram9
2Make a systematic list25
3Eliminate possibilities43
4Use matrix logic67
5Look for a pattern107
6Guess and check135
7Identify subproblems163
8Analyze the units185
9Solve an easier related problem219
10Create a physical representation249
11Work backwards277
12Draw Venn diagrams301
13Convert to algebra327
14Evaluate finite differences353
15Organize information in more ways385
16Change focus in more ways411
17Visualize spatial relationships435
Appendix463
Glossary471
Bibliography477
Index of problem titles479
General index483
Photo credits490

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