A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns & Problem Solving

by Ravi Vakil

Some of the favorite problem solving strategies of one of the world's most accomplished Mathematics Olympiad Winners. A unique collection of problems, solutions, and problem solving tips in the fields of Number Theory, Combinatorics, The Fibonacci Sequence, Game Theory, Geometry, Chessboard Colorings, Complex Numbers, and more. This book is excellent for teachers seeking to challenge their best students, and for students preparing for mathematics competitions. In this book, Vakil profiles seven other mathematics olympiad winners including Noam Elkies, the youngest professor to receive tenure at Harvard. The style is informal, friendly, and often humorous. You will find this book an invaluable source of enrichment problems and ideas.

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254 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN: 1-895997-04-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-895997-04-0
Publisher: Brendan Kelly Publishing

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