Becoming a Problem Solving Genius

A Handbook of Math Strategies

Author: Edward Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991597

Category: Problem solving

Page: 320

View: 1536

Provides strategies for solving word problems, including new techniques developed by the author, and word problems at five levels of difficulty to meet the needs of average to highly gifted math students.

Real World Algebra

Understanding the Power of Mathematics

Author: Edward Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991528

Category: Algebra

Page: 310

View: 1345

Algebra is often taught in an abstract manner with little or no emphasis on what algebra is or how it can be used to solve real problems. Just as English can be translated into other languages, word problems can be "translated" into the math language of algebra and easily solved. Real World Algebra explains this process in an easy to understand format using cartoons and drawings. This makes self-learning easy for both the student and any teacher who never did quite understand algebra. Solutions included. Includes chapters on the language of algebra, geometry and algebra, proportions and algebra, physics, levers, the Pythagorean Theorem, percents and algebra, simultaneous equations, and algebra and money.--publisher's website.

Primary Grade Challenge Math

Author: Edward Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991535

Category: Mathematics

Page: 311

View: 3914

Offers a higher level of material that goes beyond calculation skills for children in the primary grades.

25 Real Life Math Investigations

That Will Astound Teachers and Students

Author: Edward Zaccaro,Luke Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991580

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

View: 3495

Investigations on topics such as the dangers of short term loans, interest, and other topics of financial literacy. Explore the math behind current topics such as ethanol and hybrid cars. Learn how math mistakes in the media have had significant consequences. These and other fascinating math investigations show the ability of mathematics to cut through deception and flawed thinking.

Scammed by Statistics

How We Are Lied To, Cheated and Manipulated by Statistics... and Why You Should Care

Author: Edward Zaccaro,Daniel Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991573

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 245

View: 8288

We are continually bombarded by charts, graphs, and quotes from various studies with the goal of influencing our opinions, health, or buying habits, yet we seldom know if we are being manipulated, deceived, and lied to by those presenting the data. Scammed by Statistics uses countless real examples to illustrate the good and evil of numbers and in the process, exposes the numerous techniques that are used to distort and misuse numbers. Readers will never again be able to read the news, watch TV, or read a magazine without a degree of healthy skepticism.

Mathematics Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Barbara Ridener,Penelope Joan Fritzer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 9179

A short primer on each of the major math content areas that preservice and inservice elementary and middle school teachers are required to know. This book is an invaluable resource for the classroom teacher who needs both an overview for planning and help in answering student questions. Based broadly on the national standards, it gives the teacher general scientific information to cover most state's standards and to help prepare them for teacher certification exams. It also provides a strong overview of mathematical knowledge to allow the teacher to find information on important concepts, to see where significant moments in mathematical history fit chronologically, and to improve the teacher's understanding of mathematical ideas and concepts. Moreover, it saves professors from having to re-teach mathematics content so they can remain focused on the methods.

The 10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (but are Rarely Taught)

Author: Edward Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991542

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

View: 2854

Mathematicians and scientists have been closely tied to many famous disasters. The Challenger explosion, the failure of the Mars Orbiter, and the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkway collapse all involved thinking errors. This book presents the ten things our future mathematicians and scientists must know to prevent these kinds of tragedies from occurring. Because science and mathematics instruction is often dominated by facts and calculation, children are rarely exposed to these important concepts. Over 50 stories are included that show children the strong connections between mathematics and science and the real world.

Challenge Math

For the Elementary and Middle School Student

Author: Edward Zaccaro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967991559

Category: Mathematics

Page: 429

View: 7434

Challenge Math is being used by teachers to provide additional enrichment and develop student problem solving skills. Children love the fascinating stories that tie math and science together and show real life applications for math. Over 1000 problems at three levels of difficulty to challenge even the brightest students. Second edition answer section includes step by step instructions for solving the problems.Answer key included. (Grades 4-8)

Problem Solving Strategies

Crossing the River with Dogs : and Other Mathematical Adventures

Author: Ken Johnson,Ted Herr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 558

View: 1290

Cool Math

Scenarios and Strategies

Author: Ron Dai

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981218608


Page: 112

View: 3630

Learning math is fun. However, without the proper guidance, learning math can also be painful. This book is written to provide an enriched resource to students who yearn for an in-depth mathematical education. In addition, math coaches can use its organized scenario-based approach to teach students how to learn math more intelligently and effectively.

Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics

From Common Approaches to Exemplary Strategies

Author: Alfred S Posamentier,Stephen Krulik

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814651656

Category: Mathematics

Page: 188

View: 6363

This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In doing so, first the common approach is shown, and then a more elegant strategy is provided. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

Speed Math for Kids

The Fast, Fun Way To Do Basic Calculations

Author: Bill Handley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787988634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1959

Learn how to easily do quick mental math calculations Speed Math for Kids is your guide to becoming a math genius--even if you have struggled with math in the past. Believe it or not, you have the ability to perform lightning quick calculations that will astonish your friends, family, and teachers. You'll be able to master your multiplication tables in minutes, and learn basic number facts while doing it. While the other kids in class are still writing down the problems, you can be calling out the answers. Speed Math for Kids is all about playing with mathematics. This fun-filled book will teach you: * How to multiply and divide large numbers in your head * What you can do to make addition and subtraction easy * Tricks for understanding fractions and decimals * How to quickly check answers every time you make a calculation * And much more If you're looking for a foolproof way to do multiplication, division, factoring estimating, and more, Speed Math for Kids is the book for you. With enough practice you'll go straight to the top of the class!

How Not to be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Author: Jordan Ellenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 1473

"Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"--

Math from Three to Seven

The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers

Author: Aleksandr Kalmanovich Zvonkin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 082186873X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 7783

This book is a captivating account of a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. As anyone who has taught or raised young children knows, mathematical education for little kids is a real mystery. What are they capable of? What should they learn first? How hard should they work? Should they even "work" at all? Should we push them, or just let them be? There are no correct answers to these questions, and the author deals with them in classic math-circle style: he doesn't ask and then answer a question, but shows us a problem--be it mathematical or pedagogical--and describes to us what happened. His book is a narrative about what he did, what he tried, what worked, what failed, but most important, what the kids experienced. This book does not purport to show you how to create precocious high achievers. It is just one person's story about things he tried with a half-dozen young children. Mathematicians, psychologists, educators, parents, and everybody interested in the intellectual development in young children will find this book to be an invaluable, inspiring resource. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

Problem Solving in Mathematics Education

Author: Peter Liljedahl,Manuel Santos-Trigo,Uldarico Malaspina,Regina Bruder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319407309

Category: Education

Page: 39

View: 4285

This survey book reviews four interrelated areas: (i) the relevance of heuristics in problem-solving approaches – why they are important and what research tells us about their use; (ii) the need to characterize and foster creative problem-solving approaches – what type of heuristics helps learners devise and practice creative solutions; (iii) the importance that learners formulate and pursue their own problems; and iv) the role played by the use of both multiple-purpose and ad hoc mathematical action types of technologies in problem-solving contexts – what ways of reasoning learners construct when they rely on the use of digital technologies, and how technology and technology approaches can be reconciled.

Counting on Frank

Author: Rod Clement

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836803587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5059

A boy and his dog present amusing counting, size comparison, and mathematical facts.

What If? Building Students' Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges

Building Students' Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416627138

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 6060

If a fundamental goal of schooling is to prepare young people for the unknowable future, why do we assign students so many clearly defined tasks with predetermined solutions? According to educator and creativity expert Ronald A. Beghetto, the best way to unleash students''problem solving and creativity—and thus prepare them to face real-world problems—is to incorporate complex challenges that teach students to respond productively to uncertainty. In this thought-provoking book, Beghetto explains * How to foster "possibility thinking" to help students open up their thinking in creative, sometimes counterintuitive ways. * The process of lesson unplanning, a way of transforming existing lessons, activities, and assignments into more complex classroom challenges. * Four basic action principles that teachers and students can use to design and solve complex challenges both inside and outside the classroom. * The steps for creating legacy challenges, which require students to identify a problem, develop a solution, and ensure that their work makes a lasting contribution. With planning forms and detailed sample activities, this practical guide will enable teachers at every grade level to design a full range of challenges in any subject area. Invite uncertainty into your classroom—and discover what your students are capable of.

Concrete Mathematics

A Foundation for Computer Science

Author: Ronald L. Graham,Donald Ervin Knuth,Oren Patashnik

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201558029

Category: Computers

Page: 657

View: 5504

This book, updated and improved, introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. The primary aim of its well-known authors is to provide a solid and relevant base of mathematical skills--the skills needed to solve complex problems, to evaluate horrendous-looking sums, to solve complex recurrence relations, and to discover subtle patterns in data. It is an indispensable text and reference, not only for computer scientists but for all technical professionals in virtually every discipline.