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 Addition Adventures
by MindWare
ISBN: B000GYZ37K
Every puzzle maps out addition practice! Addition Adventures helps children practice simple addition skills with 21 equations per page; the solutions to these problems lead them around a map and directly to a mystery's resolution. Includes 30 excercises and solutions. Excellent as a springboard for creative writing and other crossdisciplinary applications.
 Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat : The Mathematical Cat, The
by Theoni Pappas
ISBN: 1884550142
(Includes a fractal dragon.)
 Amazing Math Puzzles
by Adam HartDavis
ISBN: 0806996676
 ArithmeTickle: An Even Number of Odd RiddleRhymes
by J. Patrick Lewis (Author), Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152058486
These eighteen zany rhyming riddles involve addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to calculate everything from poodle weights to travel time. And for anyone who's stumped, the answers are included in mirrorwriting below each riddle.
 Arithmetricks : 50 Easy Ways to Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Without a Calculator
by Edward H. Julius
ISBN: 0471106399
 Best Ever Math Sticker Book
by DK Publishing
ISBN: 0756632099
Kids will have so much fun with these megasized sticker books they won't realize they're learning! Filled with puzzles and games that teach important concepts, they'll provide hours of educational entertainment for children six and up.
 Best Of Times, The
by Greg Tang (Author), Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0439210445
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The author of The Grapes of Math and Math for All Seasons continues his crusade to make math make sense by taking on the biggest of math bugbears: the multiplication tables!
Greg Tang's proven methodsgiving kids tools rather than rules and more memorizationpay off once again, as he uses rhymes and commonsense tricks to walk through the multiplication tables from zero to 10. For example, if you know how to multiply by two ("Two is very fast and fun, quickly double and you're done. What's that you say, be more precise? Okay then, just add it twice!"), then fours ("... please just always double twice!") and eights ("... doubling three times works just great!") should be a cinch. Some of the rhymes are even as clever as Tang's tips: Over a panda pool game, he advises, "Nine is faster to compute if at first you overshoot. Here's a very clever tack, do 10 times and then subtract! What is 9 x 9? It's ten 9's minus 9.... What is 9 x 7? It's ten 7's minus 7."
Tang's text makes for a fun readalong, and illustrator Harry Briggs keeps things interesting with his computergenerated, animalinspired spreads, with dancing chickens, icecreamflinging monkeys, and a fortunetelling cat. Kids won't feel left out of the action either: each section ends with a couple of challenges, and a key in the back spells out all the answers. (Ages 9 to 12) Paul Hughes
 Challenging Math Puzzles
by Glen Vecchione, Nina Zottoli
ISBN: 0806981156
 Cool Math : Math Tricks, Amazing Math Activities, Cool Calculations, Awesome Math Factoids , and More
by Christy Maganzini
ISBN: 0843178574
 Crimes And Mathdemeanors
by Leith Hathout
ISBN: 1568812604
This collection of short detective stories provides an exciting new challenge for young adults who have graduated beyond the everpopular Encyclopedia Brown mysteries series and are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solve problems. The main character, Ravi, is a 14yearold math genius who helps the local police solve cases. Each chapter is a detective story with a mathematical puzzle at its core that Ravi is able to solve; the author invites the reader to solve the case on his or her own and then explains the mathematics used to find the solution to the puzzle.
 Dealing With Addition
by Lynette, Ph.D. Long
ISBN: 0881062707
This innovative book makes adding a game kids won't want to stop playing. Young card players start by learning the names of the cards and the suits. Next, they find out how to put cards in groups, match pairs, and add cards together to make the numbers from one to ten.
Bold graphics illustrate each step as readers develop the math skills to play the original card game at the end of the book. Before they know it, they'll be dealing with additionand loving it!
 Division Designs
by MindWare
ISBN: B000GYUYFG
Did you know that math can become art? It's true! In Division Designs students will solve the equations which bring to life simple and delightful images all while learning math! It is a unique and fresh approach to teach division facts. Students, parents and teachers alike will applaud the creative way to learn what is sometimes considered an arduous task. Includes 30 puzzles and solutions.
 Educational Insights Castle Logix
by Educational Insights
ISBN: B000NNLNW8
Construct castles, block by block and tower by tower, as you flex your logic muscles with this beautifully crafted 3D wooden puzzle. The challenge is to assemble the wooden blocks and towers to build one of the castles in the puzzle booklet. With simple puzzles for inexperienced builders to complex puzzles that will challenge skilled architects, Castle Logix is designed to stretch a player's logical thinking skills and to develop spatial reasoning abilities.
 Family Math
by Jean Kerr Stanmark
ISBN: 0912511060
 Family Math for Young Children : Comparing
by Jean K. Stenmark
ISBN: 0912511273
 Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales
by Theoni Pappas
ISBN: 0933174896
 G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
by Schwartz David, Moss Marissa (Illustrator), David M. Schwartz, Marissa Moss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1883672589
 Games for Math : Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn Math from Kindergarten to Third Grade
by Peggy Kaye
ISBN: 0394755103
 Gotcha! Strategy Games for Math and Logic
by Denise Gaskins
ISBN: 1892083140
Games encourage a creatively logical approach to solving problems. When children play strategy games, they learn to enjoy the challenge of thinking hard. Here are more than 20 games your family can enjoy at home or in the car. As a bonus for homeschoolers and teachers, this book includes a guide to analyzing games and a brief introduction to Game Theory.
 Grapes of Math, The
by Greg Tang
ISBN: 043921033X
This innovative and delightful book challenges children and parents to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations displayed within eyecatching pictures, math will become easier and quicker and much more fun than anyone could have ever imagined!
 I Hate Mathematics! Book
by Marilyn Burns
ISBN: 0316117412
 Janice Vancleave's Math for Every Kid : Easy Activities That Make Learning Math Fun
by Janice Pratt VanCleave
ISBN: 0471542652
 Janice VanCleave's Play and Find Out about Math: Easy Activities for Young Children
by Janice Pratt Vancleave
ISBN: 0471129380
 Math and Science Across Cultures: Activities and Investigations from the Exploratorium
by Maurice Bazin, Modesto Tamez
ISBN: 1565845412
Innovative, handson math and science activities of many cultures, from one of the world's foremost science museums.
• Construct a Brazilian carnival instrument and investigate the science of sound.
• Play a peg solitaire game from Madagascar and learn about mathematical patterns.
• Experiment with a traditionally prepared cup of Chinese tea and learn about energy flow.
• Count like an Egyptian, decipher Mayan mathematical symbols, and decode the ancient Inca number system of knotted cords.
 Math and Science Across Cultures: Activities and Investigations from the Exploratorium
by Maurice Bazin(Author), Modesto Tamez (Author), The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (Author)
ISBN: 1565845412
Innovative, handson math and science activities of many cultures, from one of the world's foremost science museums.
Too often, the study of science, math, and technology is limited to the major successes of the Western world. Yet people all over the world have observed and explored nature and developed technologies to help them in their everyday lives.
From the creators of the national bestseller and Parent's Choice Book Awardwinner The Explorabook (over one million copies sold) comes Math and Science Across Cultures, designed to help teachers, parents, and youthgroup leaders use handson activities to explore the math and science of different cultural traditions, and to make these subjects more relevant and approachable for children of all backgrounds. With instructions in this book, you can:
• Construct a Brazilian carnival instrument and investigate the science of sound.
• Play a peg solitaire game from Madagascar and learn about mathematical patterns.
• Experiment with a traditionally prepared cup of Chinese tea and learn about energy flow.
• Count like an Egyptian, decipher Mayan mathematical symbols, and decode the ancient Inca number system of knotted cords.
 Math Appeal: Mind Stretching Math Riddles
by Greg Tang (Author), Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0439210461
In this follow up to Grapes of Math, and Math for All Seasons, Greg Tangs deals with four key rules for problem solving: have an open mind, look for unusual number combinations, use multiple skills and look for patterns. With this new title, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math.
 Math Around the World
by Beverly Braxton, Linda Lipner, Philip Gonsalves
ISBN: 0924886439
Journey through the world of mathematics! Games and diversions from across the globe and throughout time have relied on numbers, geometry, probability, and logic. Discover the intriguing patterns of Topology Networks that originated in Zaire. Play Game Sticks, a version of a game played by Native Californians. Challenge your spatial skills by building Geometric Constructions that were first developed in England. Try to solve our LoShu puzzles, classic magic squares that came from China.
Each game can be presented as a two or threesession activity or at a standalone learning station. Complete presentation instructions help make the mathematical concepts more explicit and powerful for all students. Maps and historical information at each station blend social studies and geography with mathematics.
 Math Explorer, The: Games and Activities for Middle School Youth Groups
by Pat Murphy (Author), Lori Lambertson (Author), Pearl Tesler (Author), Exploratorium (Author)
ISBN: 1559535407
The Math Explorer was developed by education professionals at the Exploratorium?San Francisco?s acclaimed handson museum of science, art, and human perception. The activities in this book apply the handson teaching methods that work so well in science to teaching and learning about mathematics.
This collection of carefully tested activities?games, puzzles, experiments, and projectsprovides appealing opportunities for practicing a variety of mathematical skills, using easytofind tools and materials. From problem solving and graphing, to fractions and ratios, the activities are easy and engaging. Best of all, they make math fun.
 Math for All Seasons
by Greg Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0439210429
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Believe it or not, math doesn't have to be a torture device teachers use to punish their students. In fact, with a few simple tricks, math can becomedare we say it?fun! Greg Tang, creator of the popular The Grapes of Math, bestows his considerable wisdom on a slightly younger audience (ages 5 to 8) with Math for All Seasons. This collection of rhyming math puzzles encourages kids to think through problems, rather than relying on memorization and formulas. Each of illustrator Harry Briggs's computergenerated, colorsaturated spreads features seasonal treasures such as clusters of tulips or spikes of icicles. Readers study the verse and picture, strategizing and looking for patterns in order to add up the objects without counting one by one. Soon, their eyes and minds will open to consider many ways of problem solving, not just the obvious ones. Solutions and explanations are provided in the back of the book. (Ages 5 to 8) Emilie Coulter
 Math for Smarty Pants
by Marilyn Burns
ISBN: 0316117390
 Math FUNdamentals: Cooking Up Some Math / Using Science to Teach Math
by Carrie De Francisco
ISBN: 1432712586
Cooking Up Some Math: Using Science to Teach Math uses the kitchen as your lab and your cooking utensils as your science equipment. Delve into the science of cooking and explore mathematical concepts such as measurement, geometry, fractions, ratio and proportions.
 Math FUNdamentals: Fun and Games Using Games to Teach Math
by Carrie De Francisco
ISBN: 1598007823
The Math FUNdamentals Series uses games, literature and everyday living to introduce and reinforce basic math skills. Using these techniques, you can make math an inclusive, instead of intrusive, part of your child's everyday life. The Math FUNdamentals Series leads you and your family on a funfilled mathematical journey!
"Fun and Games" is full of engaging games to play with your children. The games can be used to supplement your math textbook. It can be used as your math curriculum. It can be used just for fun or it can be used as a combination of all of the above.
 Math FUNdamentals: Storytime  Using Literature to Teach Math
by Carrie De Francisco
ISBN: 159800834X
"Storytime" discusses different learning styles, learning modalities, and learning environments. It is the author's hope that through the use of Storytime you will be able to discern the type of learner your child is and then be able to use the activities in the book to teach them math in an enjoyable and meaningful way. You can find many of the books discussed in Storytime at your local library and the activities described in each chapter can easily be implemented at home.
 Math Trek : Adventures in the Mathzone
by Ivars Peterson, Nancy Henderson
ISBN: 0471315702
Take a wild and wacky trip to the Math Zonewhere you can venture into the Fractal Forest, ride a Mobius roller coaster, and stroll along the Boredwalk, all the while learning math! Filled with interesting and fun projects, Math Trek helps kids discover math in everyday life. From untangling knots to winning games with weird dice, kids will be amazed at the math tricks they can do.
 Math Trek 2 : A Mathematical Space Odyssey
by Ivars Peterson, Nancy Henderson
ISBN: 0471315710
 MathART Projects and Activities (Grades 35)
by Carolyn Ford Brunetto
ISBN: 0590963716
In this unique book, you'll find dozens of creative projects that make a natural connection between math and art. Students make "stained glass windows" to explore geometry, create a "multiplication house" to reinforce basic multiplication facts, design "fraction flags" and make "place value" snakes! Plus: projects involving number sense, measurement, patterns, symmetry, statistics, and more. Includes easy stepbystep directions. Geared to the NCTM standards.
 Mathmania: Book 1
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349315
Puzzle masters and fanatics will love these new challenging puzzle books, all based on a mathematical theme. Each book includes: Brainteasers, Secret Codes, Logic Puzzles, Visual Puzzles, Number Searches, and more! An answer key is provided at the end of each book.
 Mathmania: Book 2
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349323
 Mathmania: Book 3
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349331
 Mathmania: Book 4
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 087534934X
 Mathmania: Book 5
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349358
 Mathmania: Book 6
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349366
 Mathmania: Book 7
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349374
 Mathmania: Book 8
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349382
 Mathmania: Book 9
by Highlights for Children
ISBN: 0875349390
 Megafun Cardgame Math: grades 35
by Karol Yeatts
ISBN: 0439448557
Help students meet the math standards with 25 skillbuilding card games and activities! Games motivate kids to play again and again, helping them develop automaticity in computation. Covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, averages, coordinate geometry, and more. Includes easy stepbystep directions and reproducible card templates.
 Multiplication Mosaics
by MindWare
ISBN: B000GYWXZK
Did you know that math can become art? It's true! In Multiplication Mosaics students will solve the equations which bring to life simple and delightful images all while learning math! It is a unique and fresh approach to teach multiplication tables. Students, parents and teachers alike will applaud the creative way to learn what is sometimes considered an arduous task. Includes 30 puzzles and solutions.
 My Book Of Number Games 170
by Shinobu Akaishi (Editor), Eno Sarris (Editor)
ISBN: 4774307599
This book contains two types of educational games. First are colorbynumber exercises, which help children recognize numbers up to 70. Next are connectthedots exercises, which teach children ordinal numbers and the sequence of numbers between 1 and 70. Both types of exercises will create the basis skills needed for addition, subtraction and other advanced level math.
 Polyhedron Origami for Beginners
by Miyuki Kawamura
ISBN: 4889960856
 Quadice
by Ruth Cossey, Elizabeth Stage, Lincoln Bergman (Editor)
ISBN: 0912511664
This original and engaging game dispels fears and enlivens mathematics learning in empowering, stimulating steps.
In teams of three, students perform mental calculations, handle fractions with confidence, think strategically, and explore probability within a game format. Using a special set of four easily made dice, teams play 12 rounds that can involve any combination of addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. A cooperative version, in which a high group score is the goal, encourages students to work together to solve problems.
 Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
by Arthur Benjamin (Author), Michael Shermer (Author)
ISBN: 0307338401
Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightningquick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun
Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
 Shoe Box Math Learning Centers: Forty EasytoMake, FuntoUse Centers with Instant Reproducibles and Activities That Help Kids Practice Important Math SkillsIndependently, Grades 13
by Jacqueline Clark
ISBN: 0439205743
Here's everything you need for independent math learning! Enrich your center time with these easytostore "kits". As children use these 40 different skillbuilding games and activities they practice and reinforce essential math concepts such as addition and subtraction patterns and geometry time and money measurement and estimation sorting and classifying and more! Each box is easily created from readily available materials. Includes reproducible labels easytoread student directions and reproducible game boards and worksheets. 80 pages.
 Subtraction Secrets
by MindWare
ISBN: B000GYZ37U
Subtraction Secrets is jammed with fun, imaginative mysteries children will love. In addition to solving subtraction equations to crack each case, kids gain valuable map reading skills as they travel north, south, east and west to find the final answer! Includes 30 excercises and solutions that are outstanding for grades 14. Useful as a springboard for creative writing and other crossdisciplinary applications.
 ThinkFun Math Dice
by Think Fun
ISBN: B0007LYKX0
In this captivating 3D math game, players try to get closest to the target number by creating different equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, even powers. You won’t believe how much fun math can be.
 This Book Is About Time
by Marilyn Burns
ISBN: 0316117501
 Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing
by Paul B. Janeczko (Editor), Jenna Lareau (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763629723
Pssst! Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that the discovery of a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don't look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment  making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing. Offering plenty of handson practice sessions, tips for creating a codemaking kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B. Janeczko's tantalizing TOP SECRET won't stay a secret for long.
 Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide, The
by Allan Bedford
ISBN: 1593270542
What exactly is a slope? What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why is it bad to simply stack bricks in columns to make a wall? The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide is here to answer your questions. Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.
 Using Math To Conquer Extreme Sports
by David Clemson, Oli Cundale, Laura Berry, Matt King, Wendy Clemson (Editor)
ISBN: 0836842103
Mathworks! shows how math works! Six exciting, realworld professions form the foundations for data gathering and problemsolving exercises that illustrate the importance of mathematics in daily life. In each volume, the reader takes the position of a jet pilot, crime detective, race car driver, sports star, stunt coordinator, or zoo vet, then uses important facts and data to do the job. This clever and challenging approach to math will interest and encourage budding mathematicians on several levels.
 Win a Grand Prix (Mathworks)
y Wendy Clemson, David Clemson, Jonathan Noble
ISBN: 0836842146
Mathworks! shows how math works! Six exciting, realworld professions form the foundations for data gathering and problemsolving exercises that illustrate the importance of mathematics in daily life. In each volume, the reader takes the position of a jet pilot, crime detective, race car driver, sports star, stunt coordinator, or zoo vet, then uses important facts and data to do the job. This clever and challenging approach to math will interest and encourage budding mathematicians on several levels.
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