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Problem Solving (Brooks/Cole One-Unit Series in Precalculus Mathematics) Paperback – February, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0534149307 ISBN-10: 0534149308

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  • Series: Brooks/Cole One-Unit Series in Precalculus Mathematics
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole Pub Co (February 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534149308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534149307
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One is constantly bombarded with lamentations about the terrible ability of United States citizens to solve problems. Every contribution to solving this deplorable condition is to be applauded, so the question to answer here is, "How loud and long should you clap?" The answer is, "Briefly, but with a bit of enthusiasm."

The model used is the one set down by George Polya in his classic book, "How

to Solve It" (Princeton University Press, 1971). This method is proven and also works well in this presentation. It is assumed that the reader has been exposed to intermediate algebra, and the level of the text reflects that. The problems are split into two levels - A and B, with some of the B's being a bit beyond the level of intermediate algebra. However, the choice of problems is very good, as I found them interesting enough to stop and do one on occasion.

The emphasis is on the solving of problems presented as text. The particular topics are perimeter, area and volume; distance, work, and mixture. Optional chapters on variation and linear programming are also included. Brief solutions to all problems are included at the end of the book.

A worthy weapon in the fight for universal mathematical literacy, this book can be used as a supplemental text or it can stand alone.

Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission.
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