Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Education - 244 pages
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The author of Mapping Human History follows six American high school students on the quest for glory in the Olympics of math competitions--The International Mathematical Olympiad. Reprint.
 

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Contents

Inspiration
15
Direction
38
ATTRIBUTES
57
Insight
59
Competitiveness
80
Talent
98
INTERLUDE An Afternoon to Rest
122
Creativity
126
A Sense of Wonder
167
RESULTS
185
Triumph
187
Epilogue
199
Appendix Solutions and Commentaries
201
Sources
211
Acknowledgments
227
Index
231

Breadth
149

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Steve Olson's Mapping Human History was a National Book Award finalist and won the Science-in-Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. Olson has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, and Science. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where he coaches the math team at a public middle school.

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