Experience mathematics and hone your
problemsolving skills with THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
and its accompanying online learning tools. The author
introduces you to Polya's problemsolving techniques
and then shows you how to use these techniques to
solve unfamiliar problems. You'll also find coverage
of historical topics, and exercise sets that feature
problems applied to real world settings.
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