Problem Solving in Primary Mathematics provides a
concise introduction to mathematical problem solving.
Each chapter explores a specific mathematical problem
solving technique. The book contains more than 45 fully
worked examples and over 200 problems (complete with
solutions), appropriate for students working at a wide
range of levels.
Mathematical problems arise in almost every aspect of
students’ lives yet few leave school with an appreciation
of mathematics as a powerful tool for problem solving.
It is anticipated that this book will be a valuable resource
for teachers, parents and students wishing to develop or
expand their mathematical problem solving skills.
Dr John West is a lecturer in mathematics education at
Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He has
worked extensively as a mathematics educator, having
taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels both in
Australia and overseas.