## Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College StudentsStudents who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students: - Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students - Present all the classic and numerous non-traditional problem solving strategies (from drawing diagrams to matrix logic, and finite differences) - Provide a text suitable for students in quantitative reasoning, developmental mathematics, mathematics education, and all courses in between - Challenge students with interesting, yet concise problem sets that include classic problems at the end of each chapter With Crossing the River with Dogs, students will enjoy reading their text and will take with them skills they will use for a lifetime. |

### What people are saying - Write a review

this os actually pretty ok. In 8th grade I used this book in my advanced math class and I was amazed at how helpful these strategies were

This is my favorite math book by far. I dropped the class at least five years ago, and to this day I enjoy doing the math problems in the book in my spare time. I only wish there was some sort of free answer guide available so I could check my answers :/..... but I realize how silly it would be to post it online ;)

### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Draw a Diagram | 9 |

Make a Systematic List | 25 |

Eliminate Possibilities | 43 |

Use Matrix Logic | 67 |

Look for a Pattern | 107 |

Guess and Check | 135 |

Identify Subproblems | 163 |

Convert to Algebra | 327 |

Evaluate Finite Differences | 353 |

Organize Information In More Ways | 385 |

Change Focus in More Ways | 411 |

Visualize Spatial Relationships | 435 |

Appendix | 463 |

Glossary | 471 |

477 | |

Analyze the Units | 185 |

Solve an Easier Related Problem | 219 |

Create a Physical Representation | 249 |

Work Backwards | 277 |

Draw Venn Diagrams | 301 |

479 | |

483 | |

Photo Credits | 490 |

### Other editions - View all

Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students Ken Johnson,Ted Herr,Judy Kysh No preview available - 2008 |

Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students Ken Johnson,Ted Herr,Judy Kysh No preview available - 2012 |