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Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

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Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills

Terry Stickels

ISBN: 978-0-470-56470-7 September 2009 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages

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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.
Foreword vii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi

About This Book xiii

The Author xvii

Introduction 1

I. NUMBERS and OPERATIONS 5

Whole Numbers 6

Rational Numbers 40

II. GEOMETRY and MEASUREMENT 63

Geometry 64

Measurement 75

III. MATHEMATICAL REASONING 89

Visual 90

Other 139

IV. ALGEBRA, STATISTICS, and PROBABILITY 153

ANSWERS 173