Math Olympiad Contest Problems
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There are many countries around the world that hold Mathematics Competitions. The Competitions are extremely interesting since many professors try to create new interesting problems. If you want to take part in these competitions, you have to solve many problems. That means you must master your problem-solving skills. Challenging Problems from Around the World Vol 1 is a selected problem book. This book has only two chapters. The first chapter of this book is a collection of problems. We select many good problems from different sources. Most of them used to appear in Mathematics Competitions. In this part, we want the readers try their best to solve the problems. Remember that only a few people can solve all problems in this book. So, do not be up set if you cannot solve some problems. Even we cannot solve problems, we still gain some techniques in solving problems. The readers should keep in mind that the only way in learning Mathematics is to do Mathematics. The second chapter of this book was written about the solution to each problem that listed in the first chapter. We try to solve the problems step by step. We believe that the solutions will help the readers to understand well. Reading through this part, we hope the readers will learn many problem-solving strategies. Let this book be your close friend when you learn about Mathematics. We hope the readers have a great journey in reading this book. Richard S.Hammond
A beautiful part in Maths is inequality. There are a lot of techniques and theorems related to inequality. This is the main reason that inequality problems appear in most Mathematics Competitions. Therefore, if you want to be a part of the competitions, mastering in inequality is one thing that you must do. Challenging Problems in Inequalities is a little book about inequalities. This book will provide you with the basics, techniques and theorems in inequalities. We will guide you through many interesting things in inequalities. This book was written in three main parts. The first part is about techniques and theorems in proving inequalities. The second part is about problems. And the last part of the book is about solutions. In the first part of the book, we try to dive readers into the basic inequalities. We lead readers to understand many well-known theorems such as QM-AM-GM-HM inequality, Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, rearrangement inequality, Jensen's inequality, Schur's inequality and etc. Moreover, in each chapter, we give many examples in order to make to make sure that readers understand well about the theorem. Readers should keep in mind that learning maths is not about memorizing but it is all about understanding. The more you understand about the lesson, the more you perform really well in solving problems. In the second part of the book, we listed many challenging problems from around the world. The aim of this part is to help readers to practice their understanding in the first part. Readers should try their best to solve the given problems before seeing the solutions. It is good to figure the answers out by yourself. However, do not worry if you cannot solve them since the last part of the book is about solutions. In this part, we provide readers very detailed solutions to each problems. All problems were solved step by step. This part will help readers to evolve a lot. We hope this book will help readers a lot in inequalities.
Maths Challenge has been written to provide an enrichment programme for able students at lower secondary level.DT Challenges provide stimulating questions to help students think more deeply about basic mathematical ideasDT Comments and solutions explain the mathematical ideas and provide tips on how to approach later questionsDT A Glossary defines all the mathematical terms used in the books in a precise way, making the books self-containedDT Suitable for individual, group, or class work, in school, or at homeDT Fully trialled over the last ten years by a group of teachers and advisers led by Tony Gardiner
BETHANY MACDONALD HAS TRAINED SIX LONG YEARS FOR THIS MOMENT. SHE'LL TRY TO SOLVE FIVE QUESTIONS IN THREE HOURS, FOR ONE IMPROBABLE DREAM. THE DREAM OF REPRESENTING HER COUNTRY, AND BECOMING A MATH OLYMPIAN. As a small-town girl in Nova Scotia bullied for liking numbers more than boys, and lacking the encouragement of her unsupportive single mother who frowns at her daughter's unrealistic ambition, Bethany's road to the International Math Olympiad has been marked by numerous challenges. Through persistence, perseverance, and the support of innovative mentors who inspire her with a love of learning, Bethany confronts these challenges and develops the creativity and confidence to reach her potential. In training to become a world-champion "mathlete", Bethany discovers the heart of mathematics - a subject that's not about memorizing formulas, but rather about problem-solving and detecting patterns to uncover truth, as well as learning how to apply the deep and unexpected connections of mathematics to every aspect of her life, including athletics, spirituality, and environmental sustainability. As Bethany reflects on her long journey and envisions her exciting future, she realizes that she has shattered the misguided stereotype that only boys can excel in math, and discovers a sense of purpose that through mathematics, she can and she will make an extraordinary contribution to society....
A unique collection of 250 mathematical problems to stimulate & challenge children. The introduction describes the problem solving process & various strategies. Other sections provide answers, hints to get the reader started, & different methods of solution. The concepts serve as an extension & enrichment of the mathematics curriculum for elementary & middle schools. The problems offer opportunities for children to experience the fun, pleasure, & thrill of discovery associated with creative problem solving. WHAT TEACHERS SAY: "I enjoyed teaching & working with the Olympiad problems. It encouraged the children to think & apply concepts they've learned, & to utilize a common-sense approach to solving problems." "Olympiad problems are a wonderful boost to thinking in the elementary school ... most worthwhile & rewarding for both teachers & students alike." WHAT STUDENTS SAY: " I liked Math Olympiads because it gave me an opportunity to think & it was a real challenge. I like the hard problems & realized that the more I did, the easier they became. It was a very nice surprise when I got them right. Math Olympiads was something I enjoyed very much." WHAT REVIEWERS SAY: "This book is a treasury of nonroutine problems ... rich variety ... stress on multiple methods of solution."--The Arithmetic Teacher, May 1992. "designed to challenge young math learners ... unusual format & intriguing problems."--Midwest Book Review, April 1991. "problems requiring critical thinking, logic, reasoning, creativity ... designed to stimulate & challenge children."--Curriculum Review, March 1992.