The Nature of Mathematics
by Philip E. B. Jourdain
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack 1919
Number of pages: 136
There is no real reason why, with patience, an ordinary person should not understand, speaking broadly, what mathematicians do, why they do it, and what, so far as we know at present, mathematics is. The purpose of this little volume is not to give like a textbook a collection of mathematical methods and examples, but to do, firstly, what textbooks do not do: to show how and why these methods grew up.
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by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
Problem-solving is the cornerstone of school mathematics. The techniques discussed in this book should help you to become a better problem solver and should show you how to help others develop their problem-solving skills.
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