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Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs (Classroom Resource Materials) Paperback – 23 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America (23 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883857170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883857175
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.8 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,519,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a collection of intriguing mathematical problems and activities, linked by common themes that all involve objects from our everyday experience. The necessary mathematics is explained fully along the way. Mathematics educators will find this an invaluable resource of fresh and innovative approaches to topics in mathematics.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR D J WHITEHOUSE on 26 Aug. 2002
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Being a secondary maths teacher this book will transform my teaching of certain topics and has inspired me to start-up a maths club at school.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The best collection of problems of maximum interest 4 Sept. 2001
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on
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Great problems implies excited students which implies great mathematicians. In this book, you will find some of the most interesting, entertaining problems available for presentation to undergraduates. Calling them hands-on is to understate as some involve disrobing strategies to explain the physical rotation of body parts and others the proper cutting of paper into mathematical structures.

I found some of the problems so interesting that I stopped reading to verify the results. This book receives my highest recommendation and there is no doubt that if you use it, the students will respond often with the phrase, �cool problem.� It is the poster book for mathematics as a fun activity....
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Superb book 12 Aug. 2001
By Robert Kaplan - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book for students and teachers alike. Sophisticated mathematics is made accessible to everyone. Written with humor, thoughtfulness and a real sense of where people have difficulties and how to get around them, Tanton puts his finger on the pleasures and promises of each problem. Not to be missed, no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are.
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Insightful and Concise 4 April 2013
By R.S. - Published on
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Not only are these "cool problems," but also they are organized in the most useful way. In the first third of the book, Tanton states the problems. The middle section offers some hints if you are struggling, and extensions if you are not. Fortunately the hint section is not too close to the first section, so it's easier to enjoy struggling for a longer time. Finally, the solutions are given in the final section (after more delightful struggling). The explanations are concise, enjoyable, and explain the problems with more insight that most write-ups you will find in other books or online. If feels as if Mr. Tanton is there, urging you on, encouraging you, and providing the tools you need to make sense of these great problems.

I use this book (and others by Tanton) in my Math Circle, with homeschoolers, and for myself. Another easy-to-use feature is the index at the end, sorted by mathematical concept/topic.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for engaging the students in deep problem solving! 28 Mar. 2012
By Julia B. - Published on
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This book is a wonderful collection of engaging problems for younger and older students alike. We love using it in our math circles. Great for homeschoolers, too!
Perfect for Math Club 16 Feb. 2015
By VictorianMB - Published on
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Our Math Club borrows from this generous selection of creative mathematical ideas whenever we need a sure winner. Dr. Tanton also shows, by example, how to "take it further." Prospective math majors enjoy acquiring a new idea and then considering what they can do with it.
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