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Cohen, Gilles
50 mathematical puzzles and problems: Red collection (grade 9 through college level). From the International Championship of Mathematics, F\'ed\'eration Fran\c c{}aise des Jeux Math\'ematiques.
Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA (ISBN 1559535008). 96 p. (2001).
2001
Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
EN
U40
Originally published in France, this translation of mathematical conundrums offers Englishspeaking students, as well as lovers of math games and logic puzzles, an opportunity to meet the challenges devised by the F\'ed\'eration Fran\c c{}aise des Jeux Math\'ematiques for the International Championship of Mathematics. Designed to address a student$\rq$s reasoning skills rather than knowledge, this series of 50problem 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.