The Art of Problem Solving: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher

The Art of Problem Solving: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher

by Alfred S. (Steven) Posamentier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803963629

ISBN-13: 9780803963627

Pub. Date: 12/04/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803963627
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Series:
Teacher Support and Retention Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Strategies for Problem Exploration - Ira Ewen
Unconventional Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics Instruction - Alfred S Posamentier
Interest Grabbers - Steven R Conrad
Exciting Motivational Problems with Punch and Personality
Check the Answer, Please! - Mario Salvadori
The Logic of Error - Ethan Akin
Trial and Success - Fred Paul
Reduce, Expand, and Look for a Pattern - Stephen Krulik and Jesse A Rudnick
A Pigeonhole Principle for Problem Solving - Alfred S Posamentier and Wei Lee
Handling, Seeing, and Thinking Experiences in Mathematics - Evan M Maletsky
Problem Solving as a Continuous Principle for Teaching - Hans Humenberger and Hans-Christian Reichel
Suggestions and Examples
Another View of Combinatorics (or Counting without Really Counting) - Stephen E Moresh
Problem Solving by the Use of Functions - Wolfgang Schulz
Symmetry Saves the Solution - David Singmaster
An Application of Congruence Transformations in Problem Solving - Jan Troják
Graph Theory - Wei Lee
Tools to Solve Mathematical Problems
A Different Solution for Problems with Extreme Values - Karl Kiesswetter, Roland J K Stowasser, and Lenni I Haapasalo
A Didactic Journey into the World of Jakob Steiner's Ideas
The Problem of the Duplication of a Cube - Hans K Kaiser
Solving Mathematical Problems Using Game Strategies - Marion Kauke and Sabine Ziller
Cooperative Learning Approaches to Mathematical Problem Solving - Hope J Hartman
Problem Solving and the Mathematically Gifted Student - Brigitte A Rollett
A Psychological Perspective

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