Problem-Solving Strategies for Efficient and Elegant Solutions: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher

Problem-Solving Strategies for Efficient and Elegant Solutions: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher

by Alfred S. (Steven) Posamentier, Stephen Krulik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803966970

ISBN-13: 9780803966970

Pub. Date: 07/16/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Foreword by Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Hauptman

The authors present ten strategies, illustrated through 200 problems, that you can incorporate into your curriculum to help your students become effective problem solvers.

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Foreword by Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Hauptman

The authors present ten strategies, illustrated through 200 problems, that you can incorporate into your curriculum to help your students become effective problem solvers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803966970
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/16/1998
Series:
1-off Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
1Introduction to Problem-Solving Strategies1
2Working Backwards15
3Finding a Pattern37
4Adopting a Different Point of View69
5Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem97
6Considering Extreme Cases117
7Making a Drawing (Visual Representation)139
8Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation)165
9Accounting for All Possibilities187
10Organizing Data203
11Logical Reasoning225
Sources for Problems241
Readings on Problem Solving247

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