Markus Schmidmeier
Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University

Mathematical Problem Solving

Homework assignments

All problem numbers refer to our textbook by P. Zeitz, The art and craft of problem solving.

Textbook
Sections

Problems
 

due
 

2.1: Psychological strategies 2.1/ 19, 23, 26, 27; 2.2 / 19, 23, 27 Thursday, August 23
2.3: Methods 2.3/ 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25 (and/or 2.2.13) Thursday, August 30
2.3 2.3/ 31, 34, 37, 38, 40 Thursday, September 6
2.4 2.4/ 9-14 Thursday, September 13
2.4, 3.1: Symmetry 2.4/ 15, 18, 24; 3.1/ 14-17 Thursday, September 20
3.1: More symmetry 3.1/ 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 Thursday, September 27
3.2: Extreme Principle 3.2/ 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17 Thursday, October 4 (midterm)
3.3: Pigeonhole Principle 3.3/ 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 24, 28 Thursday, October 18
3.4: Invariants 3.4/ 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 30 Thursday, October 25
4.1: Graphs 4.1/ 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Thursday, November 1
4.1: Graphs. II 4.1/ 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25 Thursday, November 8
4.3: Generating functions 4.3/ 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21 Thursday, November 15
Upcoming: SPOT Evaluation Tuesday, November 20

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