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Math Bafflers: Logic Puzzles That Use Real-World Math (Grades 3-5)


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Author: Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton
Product Code: 7118
ISBN: 978-1-59363-711-8
Pages: 90
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Math Bafflers requires students to use creativity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning to perform a variety of operations and practice skills that align with state and national math standards. The book covers real-life situations requiring math skills, such as distance, liquid measures, money, time, weight, sequencing, comparison, age, area, and percentages, along with operations such as fractions, exponents, algebra, place value, and number lines. Students will make hypotheses, organize information, draw conclusions, and use syllogistic thinking. Teachers can feel confident that they are providing challenges and reinforcing important skills in a format that students enjoy!

Math Bafflers builds essential critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills; develops logical thinking in a fun format; uses relevant, real-life mathematical situations; and provides opportunities for differentiation.

Grades 3–5

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Review by: Larry Cook, Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - January 1, 2014
Math Bafflers offers elementary school mathematics teachers the opportunity to integrate critical thinking, reading comprehension, mathematics concepts/skills, and problem-solving strategies all into one activity. Using specific clues for each of the thirty-eight puzzles, students have the chance to solve challenging, realistic situations. The level of difficulty varies; some puzzles are clearly more demanding than others, which allows for differentiation as well as for using many of the puzzles beyond grades 3-5. All the puzzles are laid out on reproducible pages, making it convenient for teachers and students to use.
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by Carley
on 3/11/2016
Students want more!
I am a gifted teacher. My 4th grade students love this book! I was using it with them 3 times a week.  On the two days a week they weren't receiving activities from this book, they were begging me for more!
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