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The Art and craft of mathematical problem solving

Author: Paul Zeitz; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2010.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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Presents 24 lectures (each about 30 minutes long) by Paul Zeitz, Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco and author of The art and craft of problem solving.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Zeitz; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598036211 9781598036213 : 159803622X 9781598036220
OCLC Number: 643519208
Notes: Title from container.
In 2 containers : each container with 2 DVDs and 1 course guidebook.
Performer(s): Lectures by Paul Zeitz.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (21 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. Problems versus exercises --
Lecture 2. Strategies and tactics --
Lecture 3. The problem solver's mind-set --
Lecture 4. Searching for patterns --
Lecture 5. Closing the deal, proofs and tools --
Lecture 6. Pictures, recasting, and points of view --
Disc 2. Lecture 7. The great simplifier, parity --
Lecture 8. The great unifier, symmetry --
Lecture 9. Symmetry wins games --
Lecture 10. Contemplate extreme values --
Lecture 11. The culture of problem solving --
Lecture 12. Recasting integers geometrically. Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. Recasting integers with counting and series Lecture 14. Things in categories, the pigeonhole tactic --
Lecture 15. The greatest unifier of all, invariants --
Lecture 16. Squarer is better, optimizing 3s and 2s --
Lecture 17. Using physical intuition, and imagination --
Lecture 18. Geometry and the transformation tactic --
Disc 4. Lecture 19. Building from simple to complex with induction --
Lecture 20. Induction on a grand scale --
Lecture 21. Recasting numbers as polynomials, weird dice --
Lecture 22. A relentless tactic solves a very hard problem --
Lecture 23. Genius and Conway's infinite checkers frontier --
Lecture 24. How versus why, the final frontier.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Other Titles: Mathematical problem solving
Responsibility: Paul Zeitz.

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Presents 24 lectures (each about 30 minutes long) by Paul Zeitz, Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco and author of The art and craft of problem solving.

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