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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

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. *

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
Publication date:
11/18/2003
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Draw a Diagram; Make a Systematic List; Eliminate Possibilities; Use Matrix Logic; Look for a Pattern; Guess-and-Check; Identify Subproblems; Analyze the Units; Solve an Easier Related Problem; Create a Physical Representation; Work Backwards; Draw Venn Diagrams; Convert to Algebra; Evaluate Finite Differences; Organize Information; Change Focus; Visualize Spatial Relationships

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