The art and craft of problem solving

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John Wiley, Feb 23, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 334 pages
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This text on mathematical problem solving provides a comprehensive outline of "problemsolving-ology," concentrating on strategy and tactics. It discusses a number of standard mathematical subjects such as combinatorics and calculus from a problem solver's perspective.

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User Review  - Daksh Sharma - Goodreads

Great problems, lack of solutions. If you want a challenge, this is it. Read full review

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User Review  - Shifting Phases - Goodreads

This is a lovely book about sharpening your mind to tackle tougher and tougher problems. Unfortunately it is so focused on math that it doesn't lend itself readily to being adapted into my courses. It was still fun to try some of the problems, though. Read full review


Strategies for Investigating Problems
Fundamental Tactics for Solving Problems

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About the Author Paul Zeitz studied history at Harvard and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught high school math in San Francisco and Colorado and currently is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco. He won the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and was a member of the first American team to participate in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 1974. Since 1985, he has composed and edited problems for several national math contests, including the USAMO. He has helped train several American IMO teams, most notably the 1994 "Dream Team" which, for the first time in history, achieved a perfect score.

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