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    Brain Teasers - Houghton Mifflin
    Math puzzles for grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7+.

    Grade 5/6 Finch Math Problems of the Week - Lt. Col. Barker School
    Sample: "How many different combinations of coins can total exactly $0.40? Hint: there are more than 30 ways!"

    Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week - Math Forum
    Non-routine problems that encourage students to verbalize solutions.

    Math Advantage: Just For Kids - Harcourt Brace
    Interactive math puzzles, games, and activities, sorted by grades K through 8.

    Puzzle of the Month - Aims Foundation
    Math puzzles for kids.

    Way Cool Math Projects - Corona Elementary School
    Web pages by a 5th grade classroom that has been working on hands-on grades 4-6 math projects: interactive pages that show work samples and lessons. Math Fun With Spirolaterals; Exploring Number Patterns; Perimeter, Area, & Volume; Toy Story Math.

      Math Tips & Tricks

      Mental math tricks from the BEATCALC mailing list. Faster than a speeding calculator - memorize a few simple rules and amaze your friends!
      Division Tips
      From the Archives of the Math Forum's Internet project Ask Dr. Math. How to know when a number can be divided by 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, or 11.
      Multiplication Tips
      From the Archives of the Math Forum's Internet project Ask Dr. Math. Hints for multiplying by 5, 9, and 11.
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