# Crossing the River with Dogs / Edition 1

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

## Overview

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)

## Related Subjects

 Preface Instructor resources Acknowledgments Introduction 1 1 Draw a diagram 9 2 Make a systematic list 25 3 Eliminate possibilities 43 4 Use matrix logic 67 5 Look for a pattern 107 6 Guess and check 135 7 Identify subproblems 163 8 Analyze the units 185 9 Solve an easier related problem 219 10 Create a physical representation 249 11 Work backwards 277 12 Draw Venn diagrams 301 13 Convert to algebra 327 14 Evaluate finite differences 353 15 Organize information in more ways 385 16 Change focus in more ways 411 17 Visualize spatial relationships 435 Appendix 463 Glossary 471 Bibliography 477 Index of problem titles 479 General index 483 Photo credits 490