Senior Mathematical Challenge The UK National Mathematics Contest 1988-1996 by Tony Gardiner
  

Senior Mathematical Challenge The UK National Mathematics Contest 1988-1996

Written by Tony Gardiner
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Senior Mathematical Challenge The UK National Mathematics Contest 1988-1996 by Tony Gardiner

The latest addition to this popular series contains the National Mathematics Contest papers from 1988 to 1996, together with comments, hints and full solutions. Additional problems of a similar nature are included in the form of short multiple choice tests. Ideal for students aged 15-18, in class or for homework, and for students, teachers and parents either as practice material for the competition or a source of thought-provoking problems.

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Format

Paperback
186 pages

Author

Tony Gardiner
More books by Tony Gardiner

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication date

18th April 2002

ISBN

9780521665674


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