For all high school students, for all college students, particularly those preparing to be K-8 math teachers, and for adults and students of all ages (10+) who are mathematically curious.

*Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics* consists of a 430-page softbound textbook and a 175-page softbound “activity book” with perforated pages in which students can work on the activities presented in the text.

For further information about *Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics*, see its Table of Contents, 16 sample pages, and other features of the book. The price of this preliminary edition is $48 for copies mailed within the US (including s/h); a revised and hardbound Classroom Edition is planned for the future

As the “balance beam” icon suggests, the book has two goals.

- It uses the content of discrete mathematics as a vehicle for improving students’ reasoning, modeling, and problem-solving skills, in line with the “Mathematical Practice” portion of the CCSS
- It also provides an enriched curriculum for all students, including those whose needs are not addressed by the CCSS, which is focused on preparing students for calculus and college

**Learn more: “Why This Book?”**

All high school students would benefit both from the mathematical content of this book and from the focus on problem solving, reasoning, and modeling.

The book is also appropriate for a course for college students who intend to become elementary or middle school math teachers. Versions of this book have been used by the author for such a course for almost ten years.

Indeed, this book is a substantially expanded, revised, and refocused version of an earlier book for prospective K-8 teachers that was developed by Joseph G. Rosenstein and Valerie A. DeBellis with support from the National Science Foundation (NSE-DUE #0443317).

Finally, this book is appropriate for students of all ages (10+) — including adults — who are mathematically curious and who enjoy working on interesting and challenging problems.