- Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (September 15, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0470227192
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470227190
- Item Weight : 1.31 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches

- Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,066 in Math Teaching Materials
- #2,426 in Elementary Education
- #4,070 in Decision-Making & Problem Solving

Description

**Math Puzzles and Brainteasers**

**GRADES 3-5**

**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 3-5. 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 . . .*

**Math Puzzles and Brainteasers**

**GRADES 3-5**

**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 3-5. 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 . . .*