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    DescriptionNumber 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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    Title
    Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 6-8
    Subtitle
    Over 300 Puzzles That Teach Math and Problem Solving Skills
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry H. Stickels
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470227206
    ISBN 10: 0470227206
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: YQM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: JNUM
    DC22: 372.7044
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: LB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A37452562
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A51030000
    BISAC V2.8: MAT030000, EDU029010
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    DC22: 327.7044
    Thema V1.0: YPMF, JNUM
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Jossey Bass Wiley
    Publication date
    15 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    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 web site at www.terrystickels.com.
    Back cover copy
    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, all the book's 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""Terry Stickels, well known as a master creator of puzzles for adults, has turned his attention to brainteasers for youngsters. His two books for children are superb collections of such problems. Like Goldilocks' third bed, they are neither too hard nor too soft, but just right. And I suspect that many parents will find themselves hooked on solving some of Terry's puzzles, especially his delightful frame problems." --Martin Gardner, puzzle creator and author"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"I've always found puzzles to be great mental stimulators for kids, and Terry Stickels' varied, entertaining brainteasers are perfect for this purpose." --Will Shortz, crossword editor, "The New York Times"
    Table of contents
    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