# Search Results for "the-art-and-craft-of-problem-solving"

## The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

**Author**: Paul Zeitz**Publisher:**Wiley Global Education**ISBN:**1118916662**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**380**View:**2019

Appealing to everyone from college-level majors to independent learners, The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, 3rd Edition introduces a problem-solving approach to mathematics, as opposed to the traditional exercises approach. The goal of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving is to develop strong problem solving skills, which it achieves by encouraging students to do math rather than just study it. Paul Zeitz draws upon his experience as a coach for the international mathematics Olympiad to give students an enhanced sense of mathematics and the ability to investigate and solve problems.

## The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

**Author**: Paul Zeitz**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9781119239901**Category:****Page:**N.A**View:**3408

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.

## The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

**Author**: Paul Zeitz**Publisher:**Wiley**ISBN:**9781118523131**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**400**View:**8922

Appealing to everyone from college-level math majors to independent learners, The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, 3rd Edition introduces a problem-solving approach to mathematics, as opposed to the traditional exercises approach. The goal of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving is to develop strong problem solving skills, which it achieves by encouraging students to do math rather than just study it. Paul Zeitz draws upon his experience as a coach for the International Mathematics Olympiad to give students an enhanced sense of mathematics and the ability to investigate and solve problems

## Problem-Solving Strategies

**Author**: Arthur Engel**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**0387226419**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**403**View:**9313

A unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. Written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level, this will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a "problem of the week", thus bringing a creative atmosphere into the classrooms. Equally, this is a must-have for individuals interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions. Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution. In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this is the most complete training book on the market.

## Putnam and Beyond

**Author**: Razvan Gelca,Titu Andreescu**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**038768445X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**798**View:**509

Putnam and Beyond takes the reader on a journey through the world of college mathematics, focusing on some of the most important concepts and results in the theories of polynomials, linear algebra, real analysis in one and several variables, differential equations, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, elementary number theory, combinatorics, and probability. Using the W.L. Putnam Mathematical Competition for undergraduates as an inspiring symbol to build an appropriate math background for graduate studies in pure or applied mathematics, the reader is eased into transitioning from problem-solving at the high school level to the university and beyond, that is, to mathematical research.

## Problem-Solving Through Problems

**Author**: Loren C. Larson**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1461254981**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**352**View:**1933

This is a practical anthology of some of the best elementary problems in different branches of mathematics. Arranged by subject, the problems highlight the most common problem-solving techniques encountered in undergraduate mathematics. This book teaches the important principles and broad strategies for coping with the experience of solving problems. It has been found very helpful for students preparing for the Putnam exam.

## The Art of Problem Solving

*The Basics Solutions*

**Author**: Sandor Lehoczky,Richard Rusczyk**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9781885875006**Category:**Problem solving**Page:**174**View:**4303

## Discovering Mathematics

*The Art of Investigation*

**Author**: A. Gardiner**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486452999**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**206**View:**9417

The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen. With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

## Techniques of Problem Solving

**Author**: S.G. Krantz**Publisher:**Universities Press**ISBN:**9788173711169**Category:****Page:**465**View:**4719

The purpose of this book is to teach the basic principles of problem solving, including both mathematical and non-mathematical problems. Talking a direct and practical approach to the subject matter, Krantz's book stands apart from others like it in that it incorporates exercises throughout the text. Additional problems are included for readers to takle at the end of each chapter. There are more than 350 problems in all. A Solutions Manual to most end-of-chapter exercises is available.

## Winning Solutions

**Author**: Edward Lozansky,Cecil Rousseau**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1461240344**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**260**View:**2929

This book provides the mathematical tools and problem-solving experience needed to successfully compete in high-level problem solving competitions. Each section presents important background information and then provides a variety of worked examples and exercises to help bridge the gap between what the reader may already know and what is required for high-level competitions. Answers or sketches of the solutions are given for all exercises.

## A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle

*The American Experience, Volume II*

**Author**: Zvezdelina Stankova, Tom Rike**Publisher:**American Mathematical Soc.**ISBN:**0821849123**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**376**View:**4987

Many mathematicians have been drawn to mathematics through their experience with math circles. The Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) started in 1998 as one of the very first math circles in the U.S. Over the last decade and a half, 100 instructors--university professors, business tycoons, high school teachers, and more--have shared their passion for mathematics by delivering over 800 BMC sessions on the UC Berkeley campus every week during the school year. This second volume of the book series is based on a dozen of these sessions, encompassing a variety of enticing and stimulating mathematical topics, some new and some continuing from Volume I: from dismantling Rubik's Cube and randomly putting it back together to solving it with the power of group theory;from raising knot-eating machines and letting Alexander the Great cut the Gordian Knot to breaking through knot theory via the Jones polynomial;from entering a seemingly hopeless infinite raffle to becoming friendly with multiplicative functions in the land of Dirichlet, Möbius, and Euler;from leading an army of jumping fleas in an old problem from the International Mathematical Olympiads to improving our own essay-writing strategies;from searching for optimal paths on a hot summer day to questioning whether Archimedes was on his way to discovering trigonometry 2000 years ago Do some of these scenarios sound bizarre, having never before been associated with mathematics? Mathematicians love having fun while doing serious mathematics and that love is what this book intends to share with the reader. Whether at a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced level, anyone can find a place here to be provoked to think deeply and to be inspired to create. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

## Math-terpieces

**Author**: Greg Tang**Publisher:**Scholastic Inc.**ISBN:**1338191837**Category:**Juvenile Nonfiction**Page:**32**View:**1066

In his most ground-breaking book since THE BEST OF TIMES (Fall 2002), Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns, will guarantee any child success in math. In MATH-TERPIECES, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math, and uses art history to expand his vision for creative problem-solving.

## The Art of Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry

**Author**: Miguel E. Alonso-Amelot**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**1118829638**Category:**Science**Page:**470**View:**1512

This long-awaited new edition helps students understand and solve the complex problems that organic chemists regularly face, using a step-by-step method and approachable text. With solved and worked-through problems, the author orients discussion of each through the application of various problem-solving techniques. Teaches organic chemists structured and logical techniques to solve reaction problems and uses a unique, systematic approach. Stresses the logic and strategy of mechanistic problem solving -- a key piece of success for organic chemistry, beyond just specific reactions and facts Has a conversational tone and acts as a readable and approachable workbook allowing reader involvement instead of simply straightforward text Uses 60 solved and worked-through problems and reaction schemes for students to practice with, along with updated organic reactions and illustrated examples Includes website with supplementary material for chapters and problems: http://tapsoc.yolasite.com

## The Art of Explanation

*Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand*

**Author**: Lee LeFever**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**1118417313**Category:**Business & Economics**Page:**256**View:**3914

Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to: Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems. Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

## Craftwork as Problem Solving

*Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making*

**Author**: Professor Trevor H J Marchand**Publisher:**Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.**ISBN:**1472442946**Category:**Social Science**Page:**304**View:**847

This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and explore the diversity and complexity of problem-solving tactics and strategies employed by craftspeople, together with the key social, cultural, and environmental factors that give rise to particular ways of problem solving. Presenting rich, textured ethnographic studies of craftspeople at work around the world, Craftwork as Problem Solving examines the intelligent practices involved in solving a variety of problems and the ways in which these are perceived and evaluated both by makers and creators themselves, and by the societies in which they work. With attention to local factors such as training regimes and formal education, access to tools, socialisation and cultural understanding, budgetary constraints and market demands, changing technologies and materials, and political and economic regimes, this book sheds fresh light on the multifarious forms of intelligence involved in design and making, inventing and manufacturing, and cultivating and producing. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, and cultural geography, as well as to craftspeople with interests in creativity, skilful practice, perception and ethnography.

## The Art of Explanation, Enhanced Edition

*Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand*

**Author**: Lee LeFever**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**1118547268**Category:**Business & Economics**Page:**256**View:**3973

The enhanced edition features author Lee Lefever exploring the book’s concepts more in-depth with his iconic CommonCraft approach.

## Thinking Backwards

*The Art of Good Problem Solving in Business*

**Author**: Rob van Haastrecht,Martin Scheepbouwer**Publisher:**Marshall Cavendish**ISBN:**981434673X**Category:**Business**Page:**177**View:**7102

Companies are lousy problem solvers. There are fundamental flaws in the way managers and their advisers make crucial decisions, including: unclear or missing objectives; spending too much time on the problem rather than on the solution; lack of real facts and evidence; giving direction without recommending concrete interventions; misalignment with key stakeholders; or simply missing good alternatives.

## The Magic of Math

*Solving for x and Figuring Out Why*

**Author**: Arthur Benjamin**Publisher:**Basic Books**ISBN:**0465061621**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**336**View:**7229

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.