"Solve that problem! is a Teacher's Resource book. The series provides skills, strategies and expertise on how to solve mathematics problems in the primary school. Each volume starts with an introduction to the four steps to mathematics problem solving" --backcover.
From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance--in rock climbing and in life. To a rock climber, a boulder is called a "problem," and you solve it by climbing to the top. There are twists and turns, falls and scrapes, and obstacles that seem insurmountable until you learn to see the possibilities within them. And then there is the moment of triumph, when there's nothing above you but sky and nothing below but a goal achieved. Ashima Shiraishi draws on her experience as a world-class climber in this story that challenges readers to tackle the problems in their own lives and rise to greater heights than they would have ever thought possible.
Many individuals studying problem solving consider creativity a special type of problem solving. On the other hand, many individuals studying creativity view problem solving as a special type of creative performance. What is truly the role of creativity in problem solving? What is the role of problem solving in creativity? And how are problem solving and creativity related to problem finding? This book addresses these questions, and fills an obvious need for an overview of the research on problem finding.
An overview of strategic thinking in complex problem solving -- Frame the problem -- Identify potential root causes -- Determine the actual cause(s) -- Identify potential solutions -- Select a solution -- Sell the solution--communicate effectively -- Implement and monitor the solution -- Dealing with complications and wrap up
58 two-move problems, 46 three-movers, and eight four-movers composed during the last 30 years and illustrative of the best work of 27 outstanding American problem composers. The author has included practical suggestions for solving each problem, an explanation of common terms and an exhaustive index. Invaluable for any player, even beginners interested in problems.
Considered to be the hardest mathematical problems to solve, word problems continue to terrify students across all math disciplines. This new title in the World Problems series demystifies these difficult problems once and for all by showing even the most math-phobic readers simple, step-by-step tips and techniques. How to Solve World Problems in Calculus reviews important concepts in calculus and provides solved problems and step-by-step solutions. Once students have mastered the basic approaches to solving calculus word problems, they will confidently apply these new mathematical principles to even the most challenging advanced problems. Each chapter features an introduction to a problem type, definitions, related theorems, and formulas. Topics range from vital pre-calculus review to traditional calculus first-course content. Sample problems with solutions and a 50-problem chapter are ideal for self-testing. Fully explained examples with step-by-step solutions.
Problems block and slow down your progress; here’s how to overcome them–simply, efficiently and effectively. This book offers straightforward, empowering science-based solutions to problems, big and small, at work or in life. It takes a never before seen approach to problem solving, powerfully combining lessons from cognitive science, established problem-solving theory and vast practical experience. It includes a radical new approach to analysing problems: The Problem Matrix. This will transform your approach to problems, challenge your thinking and help you develop new, positive, solution-focussed mindsets for the long-term.
This book describes in detail a series of new strategies to solve problems, mainly in mathematics. New techniques are presented which have been tested in class by the author for over thirty years. These techniques advance the state-of-the-art in problem solving and extend existing methods of such great mathematicians and cognitive psychologists such as G. Polya, H.A. Simon, W. Wickelgren, and J. Greeno. The book provides each technique with a detailed description and then illustrates it through a number of problems spanning a wide spectrum of mathematical areas.
Math Snacks Problem Solving Fun with Food Manipulatives