Preface

About the Authors

1. Introduction to Problem-Solving Strategies

2. Working Backwards

The Working Backwards Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Working Backwards Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Working Backwards Strategy

3. Finding a Pattern

The Finding a Pattern Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Finding a Pattern Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Finding a Pattern Strategy

4. Adopting a Different Point of View

The Adopting a Different Point of View Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Adopting a Different Point of View Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Adopting a Different Point of View Strategy

5. Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem

The Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Solving a Simpler Analogous Problem Strategy

6. Considering Extreme Cases

The Considering Extreme Cases Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Considering Extreme Cases Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Considering Extreme Cases Strategy

7. Making a Drawing (Visual Representation)

The Making a Drawing (Visual Representation) Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Making a Drawing (Visual Representation) Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Making a Drawing (Visual Representation) Strategy

8. Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation)

The Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation) Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation) Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Intelligent Guessing and Testing (Including Approximation) Strategy

9. Accounting for All Possibilities

The Accounting for All Possibilities Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Accounting for All Possibilities Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Accounting for All Possibilities Strategy

10. Organizing Data

The Organizing Data Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Organizing Data Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Organizing Data Strategy

11. Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning Strategy in Everyday Life Problem-Solving Situations

Applying the Logical Reasoning Strategy to Solve Mathematics Problems

Problems Using the Logical Reasoning Strategy

Afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman

Sources for Problems

Readings on Problem Solving

Index