Kids love exploring new ways of solving problems, especially in fun and challenging puzzle formats. In Math and Logic Puzzles That Make Kids Think!, the author presents several variations on Sudoku—the most well-known type of logic puzzle—in an easy-to-use, exciting format perfect for any math classroom. These language-independent logic puzzles provide kids with great problems to stretch how they think and reason.
Each puzzle variation utilizes some of the basic strategies of Sudoku puzzles, but each one also draws upon other areas of mathematics—ordering of numbers, properties of geometric shapes, basic operations, or enriched number sense. This book provides teachers with puzzles arranged by difficulty level that can be used to support and enhance students' mathematical investigations. It also provides a new and exciting context for the development of students' deductive reasoning skills, which can lay the foundation for further mathematical exploration.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Greater Than Sudoku Chapter 3: Shapedoku Chapter 4: Killer Sudoku Chapter 5: Calcudoku Answer Key About the Author
Jeffrey Wanko is an associate professor at Miami University of Ohio where he teaches preservice and inservice mathematics teachers. He began solving and creating puzzles in elementary school and saw his first published puzzles in his middle school newspaper. He and his wife, Molly, live in Ohio with their three amazing and energetic children. Dr. Wanko views all of life as a puzzle and is constantly seeking solutions by making educated guesses and jotting notes in the margins of his work.