The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook: An Introduction to Problem Solving Based on the First 32…

Paperback | September 1, 1997

byA. Gardiner

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Mathematical Olympiad competitions started in Hungary at the end of the nineteenth century, and are now held internationally. They bring together able secondary school pupils who attempt to solve problems which develop their mathematical skills. Olympiad problems are unpredictable and have noobvious starting point, and although they require only the skills learnt in ordinary school problems they can seem much harder. The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook introduces readers to these challenging problems and aims to convince them that Olympiads are not just for a select minority. The bookcontains problems from the first 32 British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) papers 1965-96 and gives hints and outline solutions to each problem from 1975 onwards. An overview is given of the basic mathematical skills needed, and a list of books for further reading is provided. Working through theexercises provides a valuable source of extension and enrichment for all pupils and adults interested in mathematics.

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Mathematical Olympiad competitions started in Hungary at the end of the nineteenth century, and are now held internationally. They bring together able secondary school pupils who attempt to solve problems which develop their mathematical skills. Olympiad problems are unpredictable and have noobvious starting point, and although they re...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Problems and Problem SolvingHow to Use this BookA Little Useful MathematicsIntroductionNumbersAlgebraProofElementary number theoryGeometryTrigonometric formulaeSome Books for Your BookshelfThe ProblemsHints and Outline SolutionsAppendix: The International Mathematical Olympiad: UK teams and results 1967 - 1996

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'...wonderful book...The goal of the book is to introduce students to the world of problem solving, and it does so marvelously.Indded, problem lovers of all ages and ability levels will find much in this book to entertain and educate...it contains an entertaining and challenging set ofprobelms' MAA Online