Here’s a fun, practical resource that develops math thinking skills. The resource includes over 50 black-line reproducibles of various types of math puzzles. The puzzles can be made with the simplest of materials – string, beads, wire, and common household items – and can be solved by even novice puzzle makers.
The three-dimensional visualizations are especially helpful in geometry while the problem-solving techniques help build algebra skills.
The book contains teaching notes that discuss the history and background of each puzzle, and provides practical tips for making the puzzles. A list of materials and additional resources are included. There are also hints for developing your own puzzles.
Exploring Math Through Puzzles
Publisher: Key Curriculum Press
Page Count: 120
Author: Wei Zhang
Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Math, Math Reasoning, Visuals, Manipulatives, Geometry