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Crossing the river with dogs : problem solving for college students

Author: Ken Johnson; Ted Herr; Judy Kysh
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students has been adapted from the popular high school text to provide an accessible and coherent college-level course in mathematical problem solving for adults. Focusing entirely on problem solving and using issues relevant to college students for examples, the authors continue their approach of explaining classic as well as non-traditional strategies  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Johnson; Ted Herr; Judy Kysh
ISBN: 9780470464731 0470464739
OCLC Number: 754186846
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1: Draw A Diagram Chapter 2: Make A Systematic List Chapter 3: Eliminate Possibilities Chapter 4: Use Matrix Logic Chapter 5: Look For A Pattern Chapter 6: Guess And Check Chapter 7: Identify Subproblems Chapter 8: Analyze The Units Chapter 9: Solve An Easier Related Problem Chapter 10: Create A Physical Representation Chapter 11: Work Backwards Chapter 12: Draw Venn Diagrams Chapter 13: Convert To Algebra Chapter 14: Evaluate Finite Differences Chapter 15: Organize Information In More Ways Chapter 16: Change Focus In More Ways Chapter 17: Visualize Spatial Relationships Appendix Unit AnalysisAdding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing FractionsArea and Volume FormulasProperties of TrianglesProperties of Numbers.
Description: xiii, 545 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Draw a diagram --
2: Make a systematic list --
3: Eliminate possibilities --
4: Use matrix logic --
5: Look for a pattern --
6: Guess and check --
7: Identify subproblems --
8: Analyze the units --
9: Solve an easier related problem --
10: Create a physical representation --
11: Work backwards --
12: Draw Venn diagrams --
13: Convert to algebra --
14: Evaluate finite differences --
15: Organize information in more ways --
16: Change focus in more ways --
17: Visualize spatial relationships --
Appendix: Unit analysis --
Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions --
Area and volume formulas --
Properties of triangles --
Properties of numbers.
Responsibility: Ken Johnson, Ted Herr, Judy Kysh.
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