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Mathematical Stories I – Graphs, Games and Proofs

For Gifted Students in Primary School

Authors: Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne, Schindler, Werner

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  • Targeted support for gifted students in the subject of mathematics at primary school
  • Learning units in stories with detailed sample solutions
  • Model solutions designed for non-mathematicians
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About this book

With the help of tried and tested, carefully elaborated learning units, the authors convey fundamental mathematical techniques in this essential, which are important far beyond primary school. In the present volume I, path problems and word puzzles are modeled and solved using undirected and directed graphs. Simple math games are systematically analyzed and the optimal strategies are determined. Students learn to gradually reduce difficult problems to simpler ones and to provide evidence in different contexts. The tasks encourage mathematical thinking, imagination and creativity. The detailed sample solutions are designed for non-mathematicians.

This book is a translation of the original German 1st edition Mathematische Geschichten I – Graphen, Spiele und Beweise by Susanne Schindler-Tschirner and Werner Schindler, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2019. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.

About the authors

Susanne Schindler-Tschirner is a philologist and after studying to become a teacher, she was a project manager at a science publisher. She works in the field of student development and is the author of didactic-oriented publications.

Werner Schindler has a PhD in mathematics. He is head of section at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and an adjunct professor in the mathematics department at TU Darmstadt.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne (et al.)

  • Colorful Mathematics

    Pages 9-12

    Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne (et al.)

  • Yet Another Task Without a Solution

    Pages 13-15

    Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne (et al.)

  • Dangerous Game Against a Dragon

    Pages 17-18

    Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne (et al.)

  • Revenge: A New Game Against the Dragon

    Pages 19-20

    Schindler-Tschirner, Susanne (et al.)

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-32733-0
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Softcover $24.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Stories I – Graphs, Games and Proofs
Book Subtitle
For Gifted Students in Primary School
Authors
Series Title
Springer essentials
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-32733-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-32733-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-32732-3
Series ISSN
2731-3107
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 61
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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