Solve This

Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs

James S. Tanton
Copyright Date: 2000
Edition: 1
Pages: 234
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt5hh9j9
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    Solve This
    Book Description:

    Solve This! irresistibly tempts the reader to embark on a journey of investigation and discovery. All the activities are immediate, catchy and fun, but upon investigation begin to unfold into surprising layers of depth and new perspectives. The necessary mathematics in increasing levels of sophistication is fully explained along the way, but readers may amend the journey in any way to match their mathematical abilities. Elementary, middle and high school students, college students and mathematics majors, faculty from all divisions and professional mathematicians, as well as self-described math phobics have all enjoyed these activities and have all attained a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from them. Mathematics educators will find this a an invaluable resource of fresh and innovative approaches to topics in mathematics.

    eISBN: 978-1-61444-106-9
    Subjects: Mathematics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Introduction
    (pp. v-viii)

    I almost called this bookTHE MATH CLUB BOOK. The problem with that title, however, is that readers may mistakenly think the book is solely for students in focussed mathematics programs, and for their instructors and teachers. This is far from the case. Although the book sprang from my work running the mathematics club at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and now at Merrimack College, its spirit (and the spirit of my clubs) is one of opening up the world of mathematics to anyone interested—it is my firm belief that mathematics is accessible toall. Showing this accessibility is...

  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-xiv)
  4. PART I ACTIVITIES AND PROBLEM STATEMENTS
    (pp. 1-80)
  5. PART II HINTS, SOME SOLUTIONS, AND FURTHER THOUGHTS
    (pp. 81-106)
  6. PART III SOLUTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
    (pp. 107-208)
  7. References
    (pp. 209-216)
  8. INDEX
    (pp. 217-219)