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Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5: Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

ISBN: 978-0-470-56467-7
256 pages
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5: Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills (0470564679) cover image
Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students. In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and are organized by grade level and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content areas. Each book offers over 300 brain games that will help students learn core math concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The books include a wide range of puzzle types and cover a variety of math topics, from fractions and geometry to probability and algebra.
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Foreword.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

About This Book.

The Author.

Introduction.

I . NUMBERS and OPERATIONS.

Whole Numbers.

Rational Numbers.

II. GEOMETRY and MEASUREMENT.

Geometry.

Measurement.

III. MATHEMATICAL REASONING.

Visual.

Other.

IV. ALGEBRA, STATISTICS, and PROBABILITY.

ANSWERS.

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Terry Stickels is a well-known puzzle creator and the author of many puzzle books, such as Classic Mind Benders and The Little Book of Bathroom Sudoku. He writes three syndicated columns: Frame Games in USA Weekend magazine, Stickelers, sydicated by King Features, and Stickdoku, a sudoku puzzle in USA Weekend magazine. He is also a frequent presenter for corporate and education clients around the country. Visit his website at www.terrystickels.com.
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