Mathematical Puzzling

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Courier Corporation, 1987 - Mathematics - 157 pages
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Challenging and stimulating collection of diverting brain-teasers helps high school students integrate simple techniques and complex problem-solving strategies in an enjoyable way. Problems involving squares and cubes, polyhedra, prime numbers, chess pieces, and other subjects are grouped into 29 sections, with easier problems appearing at the beginning of each. A valuable tool for teachers, this absorbing book will also appeal to individuals working alone who want to develop problem-solving techniques. Solutions included. 1987 edition.
 

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Contents

How to use this hook
8
Opening number
10
Near misses
13
Colouring maps
16
Squares and cubes
21
Reach for the stars
25
one
30
Cunning clcltns
33
two
75
Endless sums
81
three
88
Total information
92
Eyeing the dots
98
Rectangles and squares
106
two
114
The ravages of time
118

Word sums
36
On your marks
40
To and fro
46
Circles and spheres
49
Spotting factors
52
Miscellany
57
Beginnings and ends
61
one
64
Polygons
71
Chess pieces
121
Round and round
125
three
129
A fitting end
134
Four examples
140
Puzzling things out
147
Answers
153
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