ERIC Number: ED424101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Problem-Solving Strategies for Efficient and Elegant Solutions: A Resource for the Mathematics Teacher.
Posamentier, Alfred S.; Krulik, Stephen
In this book, 10 strategies that are widely used in problem-solving both in mathematics and real-life situations are examined. Approximately 200 problems are selected to illustrate these strategies. Chapters include: (1) Introduction To Problem-Solving Strategies; (2) Working Backwards; (3) Finding a Pattern; (4) Adopting a Different Point of View; (5) Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem; (6) Considering Extreme Cases; (7) Making a Drawing (Visual Representation); (8) Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation); (9) Accounting for All Possibilities; (10) Organizing Data; and (11) Logical Reasoning. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Hauptman.