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Recommendations for a book in mathematical problem solving

  1. Aug 29, 2009 #1
    Hi everyone.

    To start off, I've recently taken an interest in mathematics (more specifically, hard problem solving) and I was wondering if anyone can recommend me a good book on problem solving, preferably at the level of a typical American high school math contest (I've tried reading The Art and Craft of Problem Solving by Paul Zeitz, but it was a bit too overwhelming). A book on methodologies rather than just problems and solutions would be nice, but either works.

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  3. Aug 29, 2009 #2
    Principles of Mathematical Problem Solving by Erickson & Flowers
  4. Aug 29, 2009 #3


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    Have you tried "The Art of Problem Solving vol. 1&2" by Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky?
  5. Aug 29, 2009 #4
    I'll certainly take a look at those two, and The Art of Problem Solving website looks very useful also. Thanks :)
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