id: 06143503
dt: b
an: 2015a.00905
au: Yashchenko, Ivan
ti: Invitation to a mathematical festival. Translated from the Russian by Anna
Fedorova. Translation edited by Tatiana Shubin and Silvio Levy.
so: MSRI Mathematical Circles Library 12. Providence, RI: American Mathematical
Society (AMS); Berkeley, CA: Mathematical Sciences Research Institut
(ISBN 978-0-8218-6905-5/pbk). xix, 172~p. (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS); Berkeley, CA:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institut
la: EN
cc: U43
ut: problems collection; mathematics Olympiad; Moscow State University
ci:
li:
ab: This is a collection of problems for sixth or seventh grade students (aged
13‒14) proposed to pupils during mathematical festivals. The first
event was organized in 1990 by the teachers of the mathematics club at
the Moscow State University; from 1994, it is supported by the
Department of Education of the Moscow State University and by the
Moscow Institute of Open Education. The book is based on the third
extended Russian edition published in 2009 and contains Olympiad-type
problems from mathematical festivals held in 1990‒2011 with complete
solutions or solution hints. It is dedicated to the memory of Dima
Botin who was one of the initiators and organizers of these events.
Since many problems do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics,
the text appeals to a very wide audience of mathematics fans.
Challenging and inspiring problems in this collection will help to
develop reader’s mathematical skills, stimulate creative thinking and
promote further interest to the subject.
rv: Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Kristiansand)