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8 Tips To Conquer Any Problem (Middle School Mathematics Book 1) by [Tanton, James]

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Written for every middle school student, teacher and parent this unique title lays out a proven roadmap for building mathematics problem-solving skills from an early age. James Tanton, a Princeton mathematician, has created a delightful bag of techniques, strategies, and tricks to help students solve a wide assortment of mathematics problems they are likely to encounter on their middle school journey and beyond. Tanton uses 45 carefully compiled problems drawn from diverse mathematics topics to illustrate highly effective problem solving strategies. Based on his work across countries, colleges, and schools for the past two decades, this book is far less about making a student the ultimate problem-solver, but more about engendering an interest in problem solving and evoking a ‘Watson, the game is afoot!’ feeling in every young mind. A solutions manual with detailed solutions to every problem is available separately.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5508 KB
  • Publisher: Edfinity; 1 edition (9 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I only hate it because for some reason it wasn't compatible with my Kindle, and so I couldn't read it :-(
It was a free download via my Mathn Association, but there was no info about appropiate kindles etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice for contest-takers, while remembering the big picture too 18 February 2016
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This is a quick and delightful read, featuring a series of essential problem solving strategies, and challenging middle school and high school problems hand-picked to showcase how useful those strategies can be.

I especially appreciate how Tanton emphasizes the fun, delight, and big picture of math, even in the context of problems that come from timed contests. "In the big picture of things, people really don't care how fast you or anyone can solve problems... Take a deep breath."

This is a breezy and enjoyable addition to Tanton's impressive body of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Introduction to Problem-Solving Strategies 24 February 2016
By Francis Su - Published on
This is a delightful little guide to problem solving, with helpful strategies, and a bank of interesting problems and solutions to tantalize anyone looking to improve the power of their mathematical thinking. Consider this advice from the introduction: "Try lots of different problems. Get them right. Get them wrong. Just keep trying them. The more you practice, the better you get." Tanton's style through the rest of the booklet is similarly playful and inviting. He is well-regarded in the mathematical community for his outreach efforts, and I applaud his latest work.