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Author:Samuel A. Rebelsky
Description: Challenging open-ended word problems on the topics of games, such as Blockade, Finger Multiplication, and The Word Pyramid; puzzles such as Error Correction, Error Detection, The Fake Coin, Friday the 13th, and Leap Birthdays; and problems based on figures, such as Arithmagons, Chessboard Patterns, and Paper Strips. Some problems are classics; others, adapted from books and student notes. Essays, some drawn from student journal entries, summarize resolutions, rubrics, strategies, Wayne Wickelgren's How to Solve Problems, Polya's How to Solve It, Mason et al.'s Thinking Mathematically, and related issues. Also, miscellaneous Java animations, and additional resources for problem solving.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Word Problems, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Algorithms, Combinatorics, Triangles and Other Polygons, Logic/Foundations, Number Theory
Math Ed Topics: Problem-Solving, Writing/Communication in Math

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