eBook ISBN:  9780883859322 
Product Code:  NML/17.E 
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MAA Member Price:  $37.50 
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eBook ISBN:  9780883859322 
Product Code:  NML/17.E 
List Price:  $50.00 
MAA Member Price:  $37.50 
AMS Member Price:  $37.50 

Book DetailsAnneli Lax New Mathematical LibraryVolume: 17; 1966; 112 pp
The annual high school contests have been sponsored since 1950 by the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Actuaries, and later by Mu Alpha Theta (1965), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1967), and the Casulty Actuarial Society (1971). Problems from the contests during the periods 1950–1960 are published in Volume 5 of the New Mathematical Library, and those for 1966–1972 are published in Volume 25.
This volume contains those for the period 1961–1965. The questions were compiled by C.T. Salkind, Chairman of the Committee on High School Contests during the period, who also prepared the solutions for the contest problems. Professor Salkind died in 1968. In preparing this and the other Contest Problem Books, the editors of the NML have expanded these solutions with additional alternative solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter I. Problems

Chapter II. Answer Keys

Chapter III. Solutions

Chapter IV. Classification of Problems


Reviews

It goes without saying that the books provide a convenient tool for preparation for future AMC competitions. To that end, they could be used by ambitious or homeschooled students or by teachers and coaches. They may also be recommended to middle school math circles. Many math circles go way beyond the curriculum, probably under the assumption that there is nothing exciting in school mathematics. The contest books contain fine counterexamples! More than that, if the task is to find several solutions to a problem, then even the more routine problems may form a starting point for an engaging activity.
Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews


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The annual high school contests have been sponsored since 1950 by the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Actuaries, and later by Mu Alpha Theta (1965), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1967), and the Casulty Actuarial Society (1971). Problems from the contests during the periods 1950–1960 are published in Volume 5 of the New Mathematical Library, and those for 1966–1972 are published in Volume 25.
This volume contains those for the period 1961–1965. The questions were compiled by C.T. Salkind, Chairman of the Committee on High School Contests during the period, who also prepared the solutions for the contest problems. Professor Salkind died in 1968. In preparing this and the other Contest Problem Books, the editors of the NML have expanded these solutions with additional alternative solutions.

Chapters

Chapter I. Problems

Chapter II. Answer Keys

Chapter III. Solutions

Chapter IV. Classification of Problems

It goes without saying that the books provide a convenient tool for preparation for future AMC competitions. To that end, they could be used by ambitious or homeschooled students or by teachers and coaches. They may also be recommended to middle school math circles. Many math circles go way beyond the curriculum, probably under the assumption that there is nothing exciting in school mathematics. The contest books contain fine counterexamples! More than that, if the task is to find several solutions to a problem, then even the more routine problems may form a starting point for an engaging activity.
Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews