ERIC Number: ED412078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Techniques of Problem Solving.
Krantz, Steven G.
The purpose of this book is to teach the basic principles of problem solving in both mathematical and non-mathematical problems. The major components of the book consist of learning to translate verbal discussion into analytical data, learning problem solving methods for attacking collections of analytical questions or data, and building a personal arsenal of solved problems and internalized problem solving techniques. This book can be used as a device for introducing students to the world of modern technology because of the connection it forms to other techniques and tools. The format incorporates exercises into the text, providing a challenge problem after solved problems. More than 350 problems are found at the end of the chapters with solutions available in a solutions manual. Mathematical topics covered in the book include inductive reasoning, logic, parity, planar geometry, solid geometry, analytic geometry, probability, recreational mathematics, and real life connections. (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Curriculum, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Technology Education, Thinking Skills
American Mathematical Society, P.O. Box 6248, Providence, RI 02940-6248.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI.