Clay Kitchings :: EMAT 6600 – Problem Solving in
Mathematics :: Spring 2007

__Some Helpful Mathematics Problem Solving
Resources:__

á *How
To Solve It*,
George Polya

á PolyaÕs
Problem-Solving Plan

á Alan SchoenfeldÕs Website (Includes several references and
publications; some in pdf format)

á Other Publications
from Polya

á NCTM Problem-Solving
Standard Overview

á Calendar
Problems from *The Mathematics Teacher*

á *Teaching
Mathematics Through Problem Solving*, Grades 6-12

á *Teaching
Mathematics Through Problem Solving*, Grades PreK-6

__Problems IÕm the Most Interested In:
__

4. KSU Math Competition Problem 1

5. McNuggets

7. Minimum of

10. 100 Degree Isosceles Triangle

__Miscellaneous Class Notes__

(During four
of the class sessions, I tried to Òtake notesÓ using my computer. I decided to
include them here. In some cases,
the notes may end abruptly. These
are ONLY notes, and are included to show samplings of some of the topics and
types of problems we discussed in the class. They may or may not represent the entire class discussion.
They may represent some of my own thoughts and/or trial-and-error attempts.
They are not to be evaluated based on their mathematical accuracy,
organization, or otherwise.)

__Problem
Still In Progress__

I have been
frequently interested in problems that resemble anything having to do with
figurate numbers. I noticed the Counting Triangles problems on the EMAT 6600
website and figured (pardon the pun) that triangular numbers might be
involved. IÕve spent a
considerable amount of time trying to figure out portions of this one
particular problem.

Click here for my progress
on this problem.

á
GSP File for Òn=8.Ó

á
GSP File for Òn=5.Ó