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Getting started in problem solving and math contests

Author: Michael W Ecker
Publisher: New York : F. Watts, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents mathematical problem-solving skills useful for examinations and contests, including trial and error, searching for patterns, shortcuts, and changing perspective.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Ecker
ISBN: 0531103420 9780531103425
OCLC Number: 14587608
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Are math, problem solving and contests for me? --
What are math contests all about? --
Searching for patterns --
Working backward and building bridges --
Understanding the question --
Lists, summaries, and diagrams --
Danger of implicit assumptions --
Limitations of patterns and examples --
Exploiting test logic --
Developing control --
Changing forms; miscellaneous matters --
Potpourri --
Final word of advice --
Solutions to problems and challenges.
Other Titles: Problem solving and math contests.
Responsibility: Michael W. Ecker.

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Presents mathematical problem-solving skills useful for examinations and contests, including trial and error, searching for patterns, shortcuts, and changing perspective.

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