Across the country, people are joining math clubs, entering math contests, and training to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. What s the attraction? It s simple solving mathematical problems is exhilarating!
This new edition from a self–described "missionary for the problem solving culture" introduces you to the beauty and rewards of mathematical problem solving. Without requiring a deep background in math, it arms you with strategies and tactics for a no–holds–barred investigation of whatever mathematical problem you want to solve. You ll learn how to:
Whether you re training for the Mathematical Olympiad or you just enjoy mathematical problems, this book can help you become a master problem–solver!
About the Author
Paul Zeitz studied history at Harvard and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco. He won the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and was a member of the first American team to participate in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 1974. Since 1985, he has composed and edited problems for several national math contests, including the USAMO and helped train several American IMO teams, most notably the 1994 "Dream Team" which, for the first time in history, achieved a perfect score. In 2003, he received the Deborah Tepper Haimo award, a national teaching award for college and university math, given by the Math Association of America.