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A book with unusual math approaches.

  1. Jan 28, 2012 #1
    I am looking for a book that develops problem-solving techniques which help develop individual and unique methods to approach mathematics. I find that if I see a problem type I am used to, I do fine in math, but when there is analytic skill required I have trouble finding a solution quickly. Are there any books that help build mathematical techniques opposed to concepts, memorization, and plug-in solutions?

    Edit: By the way, my skills are developed up to single-variable calculus. Although they are not necessarily refined or perfected.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2
    I wonder if you mean something like How to Solve It. That's not an unusual book though, it's pretty standard.
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3
    Yes, I'll look into it. The description seems to be very close to what I'm asking for.

    Thank you!
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