id: 02341212
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an: 2011f.00894
au: Cohen, Gilles
ti: 50 mathematical puzzles and problems: Orange collection (grades 9 through
12). From the International Championship of Mathematics, Fédération
Française des Jeux Mathématiques.
so: Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA (ISBN 1-55953-499-0). 96 p. (2001).
py: 2001
pu: Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
la: EN
cc: U43 U44
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ab: Originally published in France, this translation of mathematical conundrums
offers English-speaking students, as well as lovers of math games and
logic puzzles, an opportunity to meet the challenges devised by the
Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques for the International
Championship of Mathematics. Designed to address a students’
reasoning skills rather than knowledge, this series of 50-problem sets
represents the best of more than a decade’s worth of championship
questions. The three collections are organized by mathematical themes -
geometry and symmetry, arithmetic and number theory, logic and
algorithmic process - to easily adapt to an instructor’s curriculum.
Each book is arranged with one problem per page for easy overhead use
or distribution. The Orange Collection is the intermediate set,
designed for high school students (grades 9 to 12). Concepts include
the division of polygons into tilings of congruent shapes; knots,
chains, and networks; deciphering messages and breaking codes. A few
solutions are facilitated with algebra and trigonometry.
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