Dr. Berzsenyi sought to emulate KoMaL (the long-established Hungarian journal) in fostering a problem-solving program in talent development, first with the USA Mathematical Talent Search and then the International Mathematical Talent Search (IMTS).
He seeks to encourage problem solving as an intellectual habit and these books contain many interesting and some unusual problems, many with detailed backgrounds and insights. Part 1 contains the problems and solutions of the first five years (1991-1995) of the IMTS, plus an appendix of earlier problems and solutions of the USAMTS. Part 2 covers the years 1996 to 2001 and its Appendix offers some more problems from the USAMTS without solutions. There is, however, a link to a website that contains these solutions.
These books are especially suitable for mathematically inclined students at the high school level.
About these Books
The main body of book 1 consists of 20 rounds of five problems, followed by detailed solutions thereof. Book 2 consists of 24 rounds of five problems, followed by detailed solutions. The IMTS was discontinued in 2001, but its predecessor, the USAMTS continues to this date.
The 24 rounds of the IMTS in Book 2 represent 6 years of materials, with the rounds of problems and solutions appearing on a regular basis in the Mathematics and Informatics Quarterly. They paralleled the yearly 4 rounds in the USAMTS, starting with Year 8 (1996-97), and ending with Year 13 (2001-02) of the USAMTS.
Part 1 $35.00
Part 2 $35.00
Parts 1 and 2 $50.00 Includes Shipping
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