id: 02341213
dt: b
an: 2001f.05505
au: Cohen, Gilles
ti: 50 mathematical puzzles and problems: Red collection (grade 9 through
college level). From the International Championship of Mathematics,
Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques.
so: Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA (ISBN 1-55953-500-8). 96 p. (2001).
py: 2001
pu: Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
la: EN
cc: U40
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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 student$\rq$s
reasoning skills rather than knowledge, this series of 50-problem sets
represents the best of more than 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$\rq$s
curriculum. Each book is arranged with one problem per page for easy
overhead use or distribution. The Red Collection is the most ambitious
set in the series (grades 9 to college). Puzzles use vectors,
transformations, systems of equations, series, and number theory.
Problems are solved with compass and straightedge constructions,
trigonometry, the Pythagorean theorem, synthetic division, and a great
deal of ingenuity.
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