# Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics

Author(s): George Lenchner

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"A most valuable resource book"

This enriching book has nearly 300 pages of creative, stimulating and mentally invigorating thoughts and ideas on a multitude of teaching techniques and problem strategies for mathematics.

It extends primary school mathematics through non-routine topics such as those listed below. It has many practice examples and also has a bank of Olympiad problems and their solutions. It is a definite must for all school reference libraries and for any teacher's personal shelves.

Each topic is explored in depth. Each point made in the book is supported by a wealth of challenging problems, with complete, detailed solutions.

Chapter Headings Include:

Teaching Problem Solving

Problem Solving Strategies

Number Patterns

Factors and Multiples

Tests for Divisibility

Fractions

Geometry

Measurement

Logic

Trains, Books, Clocks and Things

The book is aimed at the teaching of problem solving to students in school Years 4 to 8, but is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their problem solving abilities.

Book Sections:

Part A : Discusses techniques for teaching problem solving

Part B : Highlights strategies used to solve problems

Part C : The heart of the book. It consists of seven sections, each containing from four to eight topics. Each of the 37 model problems and its solution leads into a detailed discussion of a concept or algorithm. Each concept then is expanded or extended, using as many as 13 wide-ranging problems. Topics include: assorted number patterns; factors and multiples; tests of divisibility; fractions; geometry and measurement; algebraic problems done without algebra; cryptarithms; logic; and Venn diagrams.

Part D : Solutions to Parts A and B

Part E : Solutions to Part C

Part F : Appendices including Basic Information, Angle-Measures in Polygons, Pythagorean Theorem, Working with Exponents, Divisibility Rules, Sequences and Series

Part G : Index

## Product Information

### General Fields

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- : Australian Primary Schools Mathematical Olympiads
- : Australian Primary Schools Mathematical Olympiads
- : 245mm X mm
- : Australia
- : books

### Special Fields

- : George Lenchner
- : Paperback
- : Revised edition
- : 510
- : 286
- : Mathematics