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ERIC Number: EJ872602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Solving the Sailors and the Coconuts Problem via Diagrammatic Approach
Man, Yiu-Kwong
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v29 n1 p48-52 Mar 2010
In this article, we discuss how to use a diagrammatic approach to solve the classic sailors and the coconuts problem. It provides us an insight on how to tackle this type of problem in a novel and intuitive way. This problem-solving approach will be found useful to mathematics teachers or lecturers involved in teaching elementary number theory, recreational mathematics or mathematics problem solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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