1st Edition

More Math Logic Mysteries Grades 5-8

By Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton Copyright 2008
    100 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Students love trying to solve challenging puzzles. So, why not build and review their math skills while they're having fun? More Math Logic Mysteries, the sequel to the best-selling Math Logic Mysteries, requires students to complete math problems and use deductive reasoning to unlock the clues needed to solve matrix-based logic problems.

    Mathematical skills covered include measurement, number operations, geometry, probability, fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebra. The puzzles range from simple introductions to matrix-based problems, to more difficult puzzles that cover advanced math topics. Each reproducible puzzle is based on an enjoyable story your students will love as they attempt to solve problems and crack the mysteries.

    This book includes a detailed how-to section for teaching logic puzzles and an in-depth answer key, so students can understand the thinking process behind each solution. After doing these fun and challenging puzzles, your students will ask for even More Math Logic Mysteries!

    Grades 5-8

    Easy Puzzles Let’s Play Ball (fractions) Happy Birth Date to You (fractions) I’ll Be a Bunny for Money (percent) They Got Speed (negative numbers, operations, sequencing) September Sleepover (money, operations, percent, sequencing) Newton’s Newbies (sequencing numbers) Tri This Problem on for Size (area of triangles) Medium Puzzles Piles of Pencils and Scores of Sports Cards (operations) Can You Hear Me Now? (logic, comparison) Meow Mixer (fractions, dry measures, money) American Girls (fractions) Saddle Up (time sequence) Gee, It’s Great to Be a Newsboy (or Girl!) (sequencing) The Guys’ Cash Stash (fractions) Family Reunion (operations, money) Math for Moms and Dads (sequencing) Am I in the Right Area? (area of rectangles) Teaspoon Trivia (measurement) This Fits Me to a T (numerals) The Great Chili Cook-Off (measurement) Stop and Smell the Roses (operations, money) What’s Your E.T.A.? (time, sequencing) Sunny Side Up (C and F temperature) Vital Statistics (measurement) Fraction Action (fractions, decimals, greater than and less than) The Coin Collectors (money, operations) Shop ’Til You Stop (fractions, operations, sequencing) Summer Sitters (time, money, operations) Arduous Arithmetic (decimals, fractions, distance) Winter in Wyoming (time line, negative numbers, temperature) Triathlon Times (time measurement, fractions, sequencing) Exponent2 Components3 (exponents, sequencing) What Goes Around Comes Around (rounding, less than and greater than, operations) Let’s Hit the Slopes (money, fractions) My Space (area of rectangles, money, operations) Land of 10,000 Lakes (distance) Speed Does Not Pay, You Do! (mph, money, operations) Let’s Hit the Road, Girls (money) Difficult Puzzles Sweet Treat (money, weight, fractions) Flower Power (operations, dates, money, sequencing) Out to Lunch: Part I (fractions, decimals, money) Out to Lunch: Part II (fractions, money) You Can Bank on This (money, percent) Vacation Vertigo (number sequencing) Bike-a-Thon (money, mileage) Put It in the Bank (money, operations, fractions) Lightning Leap (weight, horsepower) I Beg Your PARdon (operations, logic) Jean “Green” (percents, money, sequencing) Two Pieces of Pizza (fractions, decimals) Algeboy Class (algebra, operations) Track and Field Day (distance, measurement) Money for Music (money, operations) Water, Water Everywhere (measurement) Formidable Puzzles Down the Dogs (fractions, operations) The Pigskin (operations, percent, sequencing) Making the Grade (sequencing, operations) How Many Hobbies? (sequencing) Gallons for Gals (measurement) Solutions About the Author


    Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton currently teaches the 4th-6th grade talented and gifted program at Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools in Waverly and Shell Rock, IA. She also teaches a self-designed curriculum of creative and critical thinking skills in classrooms, is editor of two elementary yearbooks, and coaches Future Problem Solving teams. She received a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and has taken numerous graduate courses through Drake University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Marycrest College, and Viterbo University toward her K-12 gifted endorsement and educational certifications. Buxton received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award at the Iowa Talented and Gifted conference in Fall 2008 for outstanding achievement and service to gifted students in Iowa.

    Her curriculum ideas and student projects have been published as a "Teacher Feature" in Iowa Talented and Gifted Magazine. She authored Math Logic Mysteries and More Math Logic Mysteries, published by Prufrock Press. She is currently writing several other activity books for publication. She also authored Itsy Bitsies, four leaflets of counted cross-stitch designs and was featured in Cross Stitcher Magazine.

    She has presented at the Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference, Wisconsin Talented and Gifted Conference, Midwest Regional Middle Level Conference, area gifted and talented forums, and local staff in-services. She enjoys spending time with family, swimming, singing in Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Rox a cappella quartet and church choir, doing Sudoku and matrix logic puzzles, going for walks, and playing 500.

    The best way to encourage learning is to entertain as one educates. More Math Logic Mysteries: Mathematical Problem Solving With Deductive Reasoning is a guide for educators who want to inspire their students to learn through real-world influenced logic puzzles. Covering countless essential math skills for students, from basic operations to fractions to algebra, More Math Logic Mysteries is a great guide for teachers who want to make learning fun for their students. An essential addition to any library catering to arithmetic teachers.,James A Cox,Midwest Book Review, 8/19/08