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Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date May 27, 1999
Pages 458
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486409177
ISBN-10 0486409171
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Historically, many of the most important mathematical concepts arose from problems that were recreational in origin. This book takes advantage of that fact, using recreational mathematics — problems, puzzles and games — to teach students how to think critically. Encouraging active participation rather than just observation, the book focuses less on mathematical results than on how these results can be applied to thinking about problems and solving them.
Each chapter contains a diverse array of problems in such areas as logic, number and graph theory, two-player games of strategy, solitaire games and puzzles, and much more. Sample problems (solved in the text) whet readers' appetites and motivate discussions; practice problems solidify their grasp of mathematical ideas; and exercises challenge them, fostering problem-solving ability. Appendixes contain information on basic algebraic techniques and mathematical inductions, and other helpful addenda include hints and solutions, plus answers to selected problems. An extensive appendix on probability is new to this Dover edition. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.


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9780486409177 | details & prices | 458 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $16.95
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