Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

Author: Titu Andreescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817646116
Release Date: 2008-12-04
Genre: Mathematics

Hundreds of beautiful, challenging, and instructive problems from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, combinatorics, and number theory Historical insights and asides are presented to stimulate further inquiry Emphasis is on creative solutions to open-ended problems Many examples, problems and solutions, with a user-friendly and accessible style Enhanced motivatio References

Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

Author: Titu Andreescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817641556
Release Date: 2001-01-10
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematical Olympiad Challenges is a rich collection of problems put together by two experienced and well-known professors and coaches of the U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad Team. Hundreds of beautiful, challenging, and instructive problems from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, combinatorics, and number theory were selected from numerous mathematical competitions and journals. An important feature of the work is the comprehensive background material provided with each grouping of problems. The problems are clustered by topic into self-contained sections with solutions provided separately. All sections start with an essay discussing basic facts and one or two representative examples. A list of carefully chosen problems follows and the reader is invited to take them on. Additionally, historical insights and asides are presented to stimulate further inquiry. The emphasis throughout is on encouraging readers to move away from routine exercises and memorized algorithms toward creative solutions to open-ended problems. Aimed at motivated high school and beginning college students and instructors, this work can be used as a text for advanced problem- solving courses, for self-study, or as a resource for teachers and students training for mathematical competitions and for teacher professional development, seminars, and workshops.

Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

Author: Titu Andreescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817641904
Release Date: 2000-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematical Olympiad Challenges is a comprehensive collection of problems written by two experienced and well-known teachers and coaches of the U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad Team. Through essays, representative examples, and carefully chosen problems sets, readers are encouraged to move away from routine exercises and memorized algorithms toward creative solutions and problem-solving techniques.

Mathematical Olympiad Treasures

Author: Titu Andreescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817682538
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematical Olympiad Treasures aims at building a bridge between ordinary high school exercises and more sophisticated, intricate and abstract concepts in undergraduate mathematics. The book contains a stimulating collection of problems in the subjects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, number theory and combinatorics. While it may be considered a sequel to "Mathematical Olympiad Challenges," the focus is on engaging a wider audience to apply techniques and strategies to real-world problems. Throughout the book students are encouraged to express their ideas, conjectures, and conclusions in writing. The goal is to help readers develop a host of new mathematical tools that will be useful beyond the classroom and in a number of disciplines.

More Mathematical Challenges

Author: Tony Gardiner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521585686
Release Date: 1997-06-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This book contains over 100 challenging problems for pupils aged 11-15, taken from the hugely popular UK Junior Mathematical Olympiad. There are also sixty additional problems in a similar style. The second section of the book consists of detailed comments and hints, while the third section gives outline solutions. These high quality, more challenging problems will provide an excellent and invaluable resource for all mathematics teachers.

Challenges in Geometry

Author: Christopher J. Bradley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198566915
Release Date: 2005-02-17
Genre: Mathematics

Containing numerous exercises, illustrations, hints and solutions, presented in a lucid and thought-provoking style, this text provides a wide range of skills required in competitions such as the Mathematical Olympiad. With more than fifty problems in Euclidean geometry, it is ideal for Mathematical Olympiad training and also serves as a supplementary text for students in pure mathematics, particularly number theory and geometry.

Challenge and Thrill of Pre College Mathematics

Author: V Krishnamurthy
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 8122409806
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Challenge And Thrill Of Pre-College Mathematics Is An Unusual Enrichment Text For Mathematics Of Classes 9, 10, 11 And 12 For Use By Students And Teachers Who Are Not Content With The Average Level That Routine Text Dare Not Transcend In View Of Their Mass Clientele. It Covers Geometry, Algebra And Trigonometry Plus A Little Of Combinatorics. Number Theory And Probability. It Is Written Specifically For The Top Half Whose Ambition Is To Excel And Rise To The Peak Without Finding The Journey A Forced Uphill Task.The Undercurrent Of The Book Is To Motivate The Student To Enjoy The Pleasures Of A Mathematical Pursuit And Of Problem Solving. More Than 300 Worked Out Problems (Several Of Them From National And International Olympiads) Share With The Student The Strategy, The Excitement, Motivation, Modeling, Manipulation, Abstraction, Notation And Ingenuity That Together Make Mathematics. This Would Be The Starting Point For The Student, Of A Life-Long Friendship With A Sound Mathematical Way Of Thinking.There Are Two Reasons Why The Book Should Be In The Hands Of Every School Or College Student, (Whether He Belongs To A Mathematics Stream Or Not) One, If He Likes Mathematics And, Two, If He Does Not Like Mathematics- The Former, So That The Cramped Robot-Type Treatment In The Classroom Does Not Make Him Into The Latter; And The Latter So That By The Time He Is Halfway Through The Book, He Will Invite Himself Into The Former.

Five Hundred Mathematical Challenges

Author: Edward J. Barbeau
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883855194
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Contains 500 problems ranging over a wide spectrum of mathematics and of levels of difficulty.

Count Down

Author: Steve Olson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618562125
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Follows six American high school students on the quest for glory in the Olympics of math competitions--The International Mathematical Olympiad.

Challenging Problems in Algebra

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131542
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Mathematics

Over 300 unusual problems, ranging from easy to difficult, involving equations and inequalities, Diophantine equations, number theory, quadratic equations, logarithms, more. Detailed solutions, as well as brief answers, for all problems are provided.

The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook

Author: A. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198501056
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Mathematics

Olympiad problems help able school students flex their mathematical muscles. Good Olympiad problems are unpredictable: this makes them worthwhile but it also makes them seem hard and even unapproachable. The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook contains some of the problems and solutions from the British Mathematical Olympiads from 1965 to 1996 in a form designed to help bright students overcome this barrier.

Moscow Mathematical Olympiads 1993 1999

Author: Roman Mikhaĭlovich Fedorov
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821853634
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Mathematics

The Moscow Mathematical Olympiad has been challenging high school students with stimulating, original problems of different degrees of difficulty for over 75 years. The problems are nonstandard; solving them takes wit, thinking outside the box, and, sometimes, hours of contemplation. Some are within the reach of most mathematically competent high school students, while others are difficult even for a mathematics professor. Many mathematically inclined students have found that tackling these problems, or even just reading their solutions, is a great way to develop mathematical insight. In 2006 the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education began publishing a collection of problems from the Moscow Mathematical Olympiads, providing for each an answer (and sometimes a hint) as well as one or more detailed solutions. This volume represents the years 1993-1999. The problems and the accompanying material are well suited for math circles. They are also appropriate for problem-solving classes and practice for regional and national mathematics competitions. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad and Further Explorations

Author: Alexander Soifer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387754710
Release Date: 2011-04-13
Genre: Mathematics

In two decades, the Colorado Springs Mathematics Olympiad has become an annual state-wide competition. This book tells the history of the competition as well as an outline of all the problems and solutions that have been a part of the contest over the years.