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Crossing the River With Dogs : Problem Solving for College Students

Crossing the River With Dogs : Problem Solving for College Students - (rev edition

ISBN13: 978-1931914147

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ISBN13: 978-1931914147
ISBN10: 1931914141
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Publisher: Key College Publishing
Published: 2004
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Crossing the River With Dogs : Problem Solving for College Students - (REV)04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1931914147

Ken Johnson, Ted Herr and Judy Kysh

ISBN13: 978-1931914147
ISBN10: 1931914141
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Edition/Copyright: (REV)04
Publisher: Key College Publishing

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Students who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students: Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students. Present all the classic and numerous non-traditional problem solving strategies (from drawing diagrams to matrix logic, and finite differences). Provide a text suitable for students in quantitative reasoning, developmental mathematics, mathematics education, and all courses in between. Challenge students with interesting, yet concise problem sets that include classic problems at the end of each chapter. With Crossing the River with Dogs, students will enjoy reading their text and will take with them skills they will use for a lifetime.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Draw a Diagram
Make a Systematic List
Eliminate Possibilities
Use Matrix Logic
Look for a Pattern
Guess-and-Check
Identify Subproblems
Analyze the Units
Solve an Easier Related Problem
Create a Physical Representation
Work Backwards
Draw Venn Diagrams
Convert to Algebra
Evaluate Finite Differences
Organize Information
Change Focus
Visualize Spatial Relationships

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Crossing the River With Dogs - 2nd edition

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