Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics

by Dr George Lenchner

Australian Edition. © 2006.

ISBN : 978-0-9757316-1-1

290 pages.

ISBN : 978-0-9757316-1-1

290 pages.

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"A most valuable resource book"

This enriching book has nearly 300 pages of creative, stimulating and mentally invigorating thoughts and ideas on a multitude of teaching techniques and problem strategies for mathematics.

It extends primary school mathematics through non-routine topics such as those listed below. It has many practice examples and also has a bank of Olympiad problems and their solutions. It is a definite must for all school reference libraries and for any teacher's personal shelves.

Each topic is explored in depth. Each point made in the book is supported by a wealth of challenging problems, with complete, detailed solutions.

This enriching book has nearly 300 pages of creative, stimulating and mentally invigorating thoughts and ideas on a multitude of teaching techniques and problem strategies for mathematics.

It extends primary school mathematics through non-routine topics such as those listed below. It has many practice examples and also has a bank of Olympiad problems and their solutions. It is a definite must for all school reference libraries and for any teacher's personal shelves.

Each topic is explored in depth. Each point made in the book is supported by a wealth of challenging problems, with complete, detailed solutions.

**Chapter Headings Include:**

- Teaching Problem Solving
- Problem Solving Strategies
- Number Patterns
- Factors and Multiples
- Tests for Divisibility
- Fractions
- Geometry
- Measurement
- Logic
- Trains, Books, Clocks and Things

The book is aimed at the teaching of problem solving to students in school Years 4 to 8, but is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their problem solving abilities.

**Book Sections:****Part A**: Discusses techniques for teaching problem solving**Part B**: Highlights strategies used to solve problems**Part C**: The heart of the book. It consists of seven sections, each containing from four to eight topics. Each of the 37 model problems and its solution leads into a detailed discussion of a concept or algorithm. Each concept then is expanded or extended, using as many as 13 wide-ranging problems. Topics include: assorted number patterns; factors and multiples; tests of divisibility; fractions; geometry and measurement; algebraic problems done without algebra; cryptarithms; logic; and Venn diagrams.**Part D**: Solutions to Parts A and B**Part E**: Solutions to Part C**Part F**: Appendices including Basic Information, Angle-Measures in Polygons, Pythagorean Theorem, Working with Exponents, Divisibility Rules, Sequences and Series**Part G**: Index

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