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Discover Mathematical Knowledge through Recreational Mathematics Problems

Amar Sodhi 

April 2004, Volume 97, Issue 4, Page 258

Abstract:
How a student approached the task of solving a historically challenging mathematical problem. The author uses recreational mathematics problems in a summer program for Women in Science and Engineering. A student partners with a mathematician to explore mathematics from a researchers point of view.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Permutations / Combinations / Counting Problems
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof
Theory