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by Ken Johnson, Ted Herr and Judy Kysh

Edition: REV 04Copyright: 2004

Publisher: Key College Publishing

Published: 2004

International: No

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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.

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

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

Publisher Info

Publisher: Key College Publishing

Published: 2004

International: No

Published: 2004

International: No

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