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Rich Learning Tasks in Number and Algebra for Primary Students

Rich Learning Tasks in Number and Algebra

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Problem Solving

The Creative Side of Mathematics

problem-solving
Derek Holton

Written in a chatty, accessible style, the author suggests different approaches to the solutions of a number of familiar (and not so familiar) problems. Boy frogs swapping places on lily-pads with girl frogs, the patterns made when rolling a square around a square, problems using chess boards, coins and just plain numbers…each problem developing into a conjecture and then a generalization. Readers are encouraged to leave the text to do their own thinking and then return either in triumph or frustration!
Accessible to most secondary students with a knowledge of number and some basic logic skills—and noting that little bit of algebra is also helpful—this book provides lots of opportunities for problem solving and reasoning.

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ISBN-13: 978-0-906588-71-0
Year Levels: 8 - 12
Publisher: The Mathematical Association (UK)
Page Count: 211
Cover type: Soft cover
Publication date: 2010
Product number: MA2008
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