Item description for Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students by Ken Johnson...
Students who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students:
-Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students
-Present all the classic and numerous non-traditional problem solving strategies (from drawing diagrams to matrix logic, and finite differences)
- Provide a text suitable for students in quantitative reasoning, developmental mathematics, mathematics education, and all courses in between
- Challenge students with interesting, yet concise problem sets that include classic problems at the end of each chapter
With Crossing the River with Dogs, students will enjoy reading their text and will take with them skills they will use for a lifetime.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Nov 18, 2003
Publisher Key College
ISBN 1931914141 ISBN13 9781931914147
Availability 0 units.
More About Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson lives in Stillwater, MN with his wife Ardie. Married for 40 years, they have one son, and two daughters, and several grandchildren. After 20 years in leadership with CBMC, Ken is the Founding President of Christian Network Teams (CNT).
Ken Johnson currently resides in Rocklin Stillwater MN.
Reviews - What do customers think about Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students?
Worth every cent Sep 22, 2008
I am a first year teacher, teaching high school math topics (Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calc, etc) and I find the problems in this book to be amazing! I have a study skills class that is required for all 10th graders. The classes have students who are in Pre-Algebra up to students taking Algebra 2 honors. I find the problems in this book to be an even playing field for all levels! The problems require the students to think and problem solve using various strategies explained throughout the book.
I've recommended it to every teacher I know, and they've all agreed that this book is a must have! No matter what you teach, you can always find a handful of problems that will have the students becoming more advanced problem solvers.
Great text! Sep 17, 2007
This book is a great text book. My professor loves it and I really like it too. The way it makes you think is so different than other concepts in the math realm. This book makes you think and I recommed incorporating Sodoku puzzles into your curriculum if you teach a problem solving class. I'm only a student, but they really make you think.
Rehash May 17, 2007
This is identical to ISBN 1559533706, Problem Solving Strategies. The authors have repackaged it with a new cover. There is no new material covered in this book.