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Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation

Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation

By: A. Gardiner

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The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen.
With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

Reprint of the Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486452999
ISBN 139780486452999
Author/EditorA. Gardiner
Page Count224
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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