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.
From the Back Cover
Math Puzzles and Brainteasers
Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills
Number puzzles, cryptograms, logic puzzles, and word games make teaching math and problem-solving skills a snap! Written by master puzzle creator Terry Stickels, Math Puzzles and Brainteasers is a collection of over 300 reproducible puzzles that have been especially created for students in grades 6-8. Ranging from easy logic challenges to more difficult math brainteasers, the puzzles are organized into groups that correspond to national math content standards. The range of puzzles incorporates multiple approaches to skill building, including numerical manipulation, spatial/visual exercises, and language arts exercises.
Teachers can use this comprehensive compilation of puzzles as warm-up exercises, questions for team competition, group problem-solving exercises, or just for fun!
PRAISE FOR MATH PUZZLES AND BRAINTEASERS
"This is a rich set of diverse mathematical problems that can enrich a math class, stimulate children to play with mathematical ideas, or give gifted children a chance to solve interesting problems that lie beyond the limits of most school mathematical curricula."
— MICHAEL SCHIRO, associate professor, Mathematics Education, Boston College
"What an extraordinary variety of intriguing and challenging mental games! It is exactly what is needed to help children develop thinking and problem solving skills."
—PAT BATTAGLIA, author of many puzzle books and the syndicated column If You're So Smart . . .
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.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (September 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470227192
- ISBN-13: 978-0470227190
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches