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Problem solving through recreational mathematics

Author: Bonnie Averbach; Orin Chein
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Many of the most important mathematical concepts were developed from recreational problems. This book uses problems, puzzles, and games to teach students how to think critically. It emphasizes active participation in problem solving, with emphasis on logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Averbach; Orin Chein
ISBN: 0486409171 9780486409177
OCLC Number: 42641799
Notes: Originally published: Mathematics. San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, ©1980.
Description: xvi, 458 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Following the clues --
Solve it with logic --
From words to equations: algebraic recreations --
Solve it with integers: some topics from number theory --
More about numbers: bases and cryptarithmetic --
Solve it with networks: an introduction to graph theory --
Games of strategy for two players --
Solitaire games and puzzles --
Potpourri --
Appendix A: Some basic algebraic techniques --
Appendix B: Mathematical induction --
Appendix C: Probability.
Other Titles: Mathematics
Responsibility: Bonnie Averbach and Orin Chein.

Abstract:

Many of the most important mathematical concepts were developed from recreational problems. This book uses problems, puzzles, and games to teach students how to think critically. It emphasizes active participation in problem solving, with emphasis on logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, and much more.
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