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Strategy games to enhance problem-solving ability in mathematics

Author: Alfred S Posamentier; Stephen Krulik
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2017] ©2017
Series: Problem solving in mathematics and beyond, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred S Posamentier; Stephen Krulik
ISBN: 9789813146334 9813146338 9789813146341 9813146346
OCLC Number: 959372482
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: An introduction to strategy games --
Tic-tac-toe games --
Blocking games --
Games requiring an ongoing change of strategies --
Miscellaneous strategy games --
Suggestions and strategies for selected games --
Game boards for various strategy games.
Series Title: Problem solving in mathematics and beyond, v. 5.
Responsibility: Alfred S. Posamentier, Long Island University, New York, USA, Stephen Krulik, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.

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Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers. -- Provided by publisher.

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