# The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems

## Dublin Core

### Title

The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems

### Subject

Mathematics

### Description

The Essence of Mathematics consists of a sequence of 270 problems – with commentary and full solutions. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable grasp of school mathematics. More importantly, s/he should want to understand something of mathematics beyond the classroom, and be willing to engage with (and to reflect upon) challenging problems that highlight the essence of the discipline. The book consists of six chapters of increasing sophistication (Mental Skills; Arithmetic; Word Problems; Algebra; Geometry; Infinity), with interleaved commentary. The content will appeal to students considering further study of mathematics at university, teachers of mathematics at age 14-18, and anyone who wants to see what this kind of elementary content has to tell us about how mathematics really works.

### Creator

Alexandre Borovik, Tony Gardiner

### Source

https://www.openbookpublishers.com/10.11647/OBP.0168.pdf

### Publisher

Open Book Publishers

### Date

2019

### Contributor

Baihaqi

### Rights

Creative Commons

### Format

PDF

### Language

English

### Type

Textbooks

### Files

### Collection

### Citation

Alexandre Borovik, Tony Gardiner, “The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems,”

*Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library*, accessed December 11, 2023, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/2817.