Strategy Games to Enhance Problem-Solving Ability in Mathematics by Alfred S Posamentier

Strategy Games to Enhance Problem-Solving Ability in Mathematics

byAlfred S Posamentier, Stephen Krulik

Kobo ebook | November 11, 2016

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"This is a nice collection of board games, and when pupils will play such games, they will develop some winning strategies for these games, and these skills will probably help in cultivating certain attitudes and perhaps working schemes to tackle mathematical problems."

European Mathematical Society

Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers.


  • An Introduction to Strategy Games
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Games
  • Blocking Games
  • Games Requiring an Ongoing Change of Strategies
  • Miscellaneous Strategy Games
  • Suggestions and Strategies for Selected Games
  • Game Boards for Various Strategy Games

Readership: Students and general public interested in mathematics in strategy games and problem solving.
Key Features:

  • The books presents a wide range of games, some of the strategy games are not known to general public
  • Aside from presenting a starting strategy, the book then presents the best winning strategy for each game
  • Unique approach to considering problem-solving methods camouflaged in game-winning strategies
Title:Strategy Games to Enhance Problem-Solving Ability in MathematicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813146362

ISBN - 13:9789813146365