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Problems for Metagrobologists

Problems for Metagrobologists Author David Singmaster
ISBN-10 9789814663663
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 248
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This book is a collection of over 200 problems that David Singmaster has composed since 1987. Some of the math problems have appeared in his various puzzle columns for BBC Radio and TV, Canadian Broadcasting, Focus (the UK popular science magazine), Games and Puzzles, the Los Angeles Times, Micromath, the Puzzle a Day memo pad and the Weekend Telegraph. While some of these are already classics, many of the puzzles have not been published elsewhere previously. Puzzle enthusiasts of all ages will find here arithmetic problems, properties of digits; monetary problems; alpha-metics; Diophantine problems; magic figures; sequence problems; logical problems; geometric problems; physics problems; combinatorial problems; geographic problems; calendar problems; clock problems; dissection problems and verbal problems. Contents:General Arithmetic PuzzlesProperties of DigitsMagic FiguresMonetary ProblemsDiophantine RecreationsAlphameticsSequence PuzzlesLogic PuzzlesGeometrical PuzzlesGeographic ProblemsCalendrical ProblemsClock ProblemsPhysical ProblemsCombinatorial ProblemsSome Verbal Puzzles Readership: General public. Key Features:The problems are generally original, though some are corrections or extensions of known problemsA number are open-ended, leading to unsolved problems for the readerKeywords:Metagrobologists;Alphametics;Magic Figures;Clock Problems;Diophantine "I believe the book will be welcome by amateur, as well as professional, metagrobologists. Many of the puzzles could be used as warm-up exercises to engender creative atmosphere in a math class. I am sure that many a math teacher will agree with this assessment." Alexander Bogomolny Cut The Knot

Mathematics Problem Solving Challenges for Secondary School Students and Beyond

Mathematics Problem Solving Challenges for Secondary School Students and Beyond Author David Linker
ISBN-10 9789814730051
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 196
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This book is a rare resource consisting of problems and solutions similar to those seen in mathematics contests from around the world. It is an excellent training resource for high school students who plan to participate in mathematics contests, and a wonderful collection of problems that can be used by teachers who wish to offer their advanced students some challenging nontraditional problems to work on to build their problem solving skills. It is also an excellent source of problems for the mathematical hobbyist who enjoys solving problems on various levels. Problems are organized by topic and level of difficulty and are cross-referenced by type, making finding many problems of a similar genre easy. An appendix with the mathematical formulas needed to solve the problems has been included for the reader's convenience. We expect that this book will expand the mathematical knowledge and help sharpen the skills of students in high schools, universities and beyond. Contents:Arithmetic and LogicAlgebraGeometryTrigonometryLogarithmsCountingNumber TheoryProbabilityFunctional Equations Readership: High school students, teachers and general public interested in exciting mathematics problems.

Strategy Games to Enhance Problem Solving Ability in Mathematics

Strategy Games to Enhance Problem Solving Ability in Mathematics Author Alfred S Posamentier
ISBN-10 9789813146365
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 136
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Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers.

Teaching Children To Love Problem Solving A Reference From Birth Through Adulthood

Teaching Children To Love Problem Solving  A Reference From Birth Through Adulthood Author Germain-williams Terri
ISBN-10 9789813208810
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 140
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This book was developed with the caring and concerned adult in mind and is a one-stop for anyone who would like to help a child develop problem solving thinking. They will become adept at the use of problem solving strategies over the course of their development from birth. For each age range, this book provides developmental information, relevant mathematical concepts, sample problems with multiple solutions, and finally activities to engage with as a family in order to develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skill.

The Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles

The Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles Author Dick Hess
ISBN-10 9789814733779
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 164
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Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles is a wonderful addition to Dr Dick Hess's previous successful books, Mental Gymnastics: Recreational Mathematical Puzzles, Golf on the Moon, (Dover Publishing, 2011 and 2014 respectively) and Number-Crunching Math Puzzles (Puzzlewright, 2013), a republication of All-Star Mathlete Puzzles (Sterling Publishing, 2009). In this latest volume, there are 116 recreational mathematical puzzles and problems that will challenge and entertain bright minds. They are mostly new problems on creative themes, encompassing a wide range of difficulty from amusing to complex. Intended to hone mathematical thinking skills and reasoning ability, solving the puzzles may require considerable perseverance. Open this book to find a captivating assortment of geometric, digital, logical, probability, analytical, physics and trapezoid puzzles. Find out what happens with jeeps in the desert and be amused or confused by some MathDice puzzles. While most of these puzzles can be solved by pencil and paper analysis, there are some that are best tackled with a computer to find a solution. Be prepared to keep your wits about you! Contents: Playful PuzzlesGeometric PuzzlesDigital PuzzlesLogical PuzzlesProbability PuzzlesAnalytical PuzzlesPhysics PuzzlesTrapezoid PuzzlesJeeps in the DesertMathDice Puzzles Readership: Students, general public, professionals. Key Features:Mostly new problemsCreative themesA wide range of difficulty from amusing to complex

Problem Solving Strategies in Mathematics

Problem Solving Strategies in Mathematics Author Alfred S Posamentier
ISBN-10 9789814651653
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 188
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This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In doing so, first the common approach is shown, and then a more elegant strategy is provided. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

Solving Problems in Geometry

Solving Problems in Geometry Author Kim Hoo Hang
ISBN-10 9789814583763
Release 2017-05-19
Pages 356
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This new volume of the Mathematical Olympiad Series focuses on the topic of geometry. Basic and advanced theorems commonly seen in Mathematical Olympiad are introduced and illustrated with plenty of examples. Special techniques in solving various types of geometrical problems are also introduced, while the authors elaborate extensively on how to acquire an insight and develop strategies in tackling difficult geometrical problems. This book is suitable for any reader with elementary geometrical knowledge at the lower secondary level. Each chapter includes sufficient scaffolding and is comprehensive enough for the purpose of self-study. Readers who complete the chapters on the basic theorems and techniques would acquire a good foundation in geometry and may attempt to solve many geometrical problems in various mathematical competitions. Meanwhile, experienced contestants in Mathematical Olympiad competitions will find a large collection of problems pitched at competitions at the international level, with opportunities to practise and sharpen their problem-solving skills in geometry. Request Inspection Copy

Golf on the Moon

Golf on the Moon Author Dick Hess
ISBN-10 9780486497389
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 160
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From the author of Dover's Mental Gymnastics come these amusing and challenging new puzzles. Abounding in mathematical paradoxes and logic puzzles, the collection also features a variety of sports-related riddles and paradigms. These brainteasers vary in complexity from playful propositions to tough mathematical conundrums. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Solutions.


peluda Author Melissa Lozada-Oliva
ISBN-10 9781943735297
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 43
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One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning "hairy" or "hairy beast") is the poet at her best.The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more, all through Lozada-Oliva's unique lens and striking voice. Peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo.

One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb

One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb Author Hans van Ditmarsch
ISBN-10 9783319166940
Release 2015-07-09
Pages 188
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A group of 100 prisoners, all together in the prison dining area, are told that they will be all put in isolation cells and then will be interrogated one by one in a room containing a light with an on/off switch. The prisoners may communicate with one another by toggling the light switch (and that is the only way in which they can communicate). The light is initially switched off. There is no fixed order of interrogation, or interval between interrogations, and the same prisoner may be interrogated again at any stage. When interrogated, a prisoner can either do nothing, or toggle the light switch, or announce that all prisoners have been interrogated. If that announcement is true, the prisoners will (all) be set free, but if it is false, they will all be executed. While still in the dining room, and before the prisoners go to their isolation cells (forever), can the prisoners agree on a protocol that will set them free? At first glance, this riddle may seem impossible to solve: how can all of the necessary information be transmitted by the prisoners using only a single light bulb? There is indeed a solution, however, and it can be found by reasoning about knowledge. This book provides a guided tour through eleven classic logic puzzles that are engaging and challenging and often surprising in their solutions. These riddles revolve around the characters’ declarations of knowledge, ignorance, and the appearance that they are contradicting themselves in some way. Each chapter focuses on one puzzle, which the authors break down in order to guide the reader toward the solution. For general readers and students with little technical knowledge of mathematics, One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb will be an accessible and fun introduction to epistemic logic. Additionally, more advanced students and their teachers will find it to be a valuable reference text for introductory course work and further study.

Building Proofs

Building Proofs Author Suely Oliveira
ISBN-10 9789814641326
Release 2015-06-10
Pages 176
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This book introduces students to the art and craft of writing proofs, beginning with the basics of writing proofs and logic, and continuing on with more in-depth issues and examples of creating proofs in different parts of mathematics, as well as introducing proofs-of-correctness for algorithms. The creation of proofs is covered for theorems in both discrete and continuous mathematics, and in difficulty ranging from elementary to beginning graduate level. Just beyond the standard introductory courses on calculus, theorems and proofs become central to mathematics. Students often find this emphasis difficult and new. This book is a guide to understanding and creating proofs. It explains the standard “moves” in mathematical proofs: direct computation, expanding definitions, proof by contradiction, proof by induction, as well as choosing notation and strategies.

Elementary School Mathematics for Parents and Teachers

Elementary School Mathematics for Parents and Teachers Author Raz Kupferman
ISBN-10 9789813108950
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 304
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This book covers the elementary school mathematics curriculum common in most parts of the world. Its aim is to serve educators (teachers and parents) as a guide for teaching mathematics at elementary school level. The book focuses both on content knowledge and on pedagogical content knowledge. It bridges the gap between fundamental mathematical principles and good teaching practices. It also offers the reader a glimpse on how mathematicians perceive elementary mathematics and presents ideas for specific mathematical activities. Volume 2 focuses on content taught in the higher grades of elementary school. It covers the following topics: multiplication and division of multi-digit numbers, divisibility and primality, divisibility signs, sequences, fractions and their representations, and fraction arithmetic. Request Inspection Copy

Directions For Mathematics Research Experience For Undergraduates

Directions For Mathematics Research Experience For Undergraduates Author Rubinstein Yanir A
ISBN-10 9789814630337
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 252
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“The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in mathematics is now 25 years old, and it is a good time to think about what it has achieved, how it has changed, and where this idea will go next.”This was the premise of the conference held at Mt. Holyoke College during 21-22 June, 2013, and this circle of ideas is brought forward in this volume. The conference brought together diverse points of view, from NSF administrators, leaders of university-wide honors programs, to faculty who had led REUs, recent PhDs who are expected to lead them soon, and students currently in an REU themselves. The conversation was so varied that it justifies a book-length attempt to capture all that was suggested, reported, and said. Among the contributors are Ravi Vakil (Stanford), Haynes Miller (MIT), and Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Arizona, President's Obama Committee on the National Medal of Science 2010-2012).This book should serve not only as a collection of speakers' notes, but also as a source book for anyone interested in teaching mathematics and in the possibility of incorporating research-like experiences in mathematics classes at any level, as well as designing research experiences for undergraduates outside of the classroom.


Helium Author Rudy Francisco
ISBN-10 9781943735358
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 95
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Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.

Fields Medallists Lectures

Fields Medallists  Lectures Author Daniel Iagolnitzer
ISBN-10 9789812382597
Release 2003
Pages 806
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Although the Fields Medal does not have the same public recognition as the Nobel Prizes, they share a similar intellectual standing. It is restricted to the field of mathematics and an age limit of 40 has become an accepted tradition. This volume presents contributions from Fields Medallists.

Number Crunching Math Puzzles

Number Crunching Math Puzzles Author Dick Hess
ISBN-10 1454909749
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 94
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Are you sharp enough to solve these devious mind-bogglers? These diverting number, geometric, logic, analytical, and story problems--which vary in difficulty from pleasantly puzzling to chew-your-pencil challenging--will test your smarts. Math conundrum connoisseurs will treasure this collection, and everyone who loves a good puzzle will feel a sense of accomplishment by the end of the book.

New American Best Friend

New American Best Friend Author Olivia Gatwood
ISBN-10 9781943735143
Release 2018-01-01
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One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.