Move beyond the norm in your math classroom and challenge students to think critically with Math Puzzles and Patterns for Kids.
Exploring the hottest concept in puzzle solving—math logic puzzles—Math Puzzles and Patterns for Kids teaches students how to use reasoning to solve some of math's biggest conundrums: real-life patterns and puzzles such as Fibonacci's sequence, Sudoku puzzles, tangrams, Pascal's triangle, and magic squares.
Students are taught the basic premises behind each challenging puzzle and are then asked to use the skills they have learned to solve multiple versions of each puzzle.
Table of Contents
Teacher’s Guide Fibonacci Sequence Other Fibonacci Patterns Pascal’s Triangle Ramanujan’s Combinations Magic Squares Lo-Shu and the Magic Square Franklin’s Magic Squares Sudoku Tangrams The Importance of Being Nothing Sacred Numbers Faster Facts What Have You Learned About Math? Resources Extension Activities Answer Key About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment
Kristy Fulton has been teaching first grade for 14 years. She is also currently pursuing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas-Arlington. She earned her B.A. in English from UT-Permian Basin in 1992. Kristy has been recognized twice as a Model Educator by Renaissance Learning, and has received two Classroom Innovation grants from First Choice Power Company.