1st Edition

Try It! More Math Problems for All Student Workbook

By Jerry Kaplan Copyright 2024
    62 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    This is not your typical math book.

    Breaking away from the standard drill and practice routine, Try It! More Math Problems for All is the second of three collections of offbeat, open-ended math problems designed to make students excited about working through these challenging yet accessible problems.

    Each set of Try It! includes ten student work booklets featuring 25 illustrated problems that vary in difficulty, motivating students to think creatively on their own, or to engage in teamwork and cooperation within a group. With plenty of space for student responses and notes, these work booklets will make it quicker and easier to review student work and provide feedback. 

    Can’t get enough? Volumes 1 and 3 in the series are available at Routledge.com.

    A complete set of hints and solutions for all problems is found in the important teachers' guide at www.routledge.com/9781032515694. This will help you probe, suggest, and encourage students to explore even their most unusual insights on the way to a solution.

    Preface  Try It! More Math Problems for All  1. Finding a Pair in the Dark  2. Planting Bushes in a Line  3. Dividing Land Equally  4. Choosing One for All  5. Constructing Revolutionary Equations  6. Arriving at the Same Time?  7. Getting to 50 First  8. Counting Automobiles and Motorcycles  9. Finding Pentominoes  10. Painting a Cube  11. Getting It Right  12. Passing Trains  13. Taking the Census?  14. Finding the Day of Birth  15. Folding Squares into Open Cubes  16. Using Handshakes to Find How Many  17. Counting Toothpicks  18. Getting Heads and Tails  19. Finding Area on a Grid  20. Lining Up Pails  21. Finding Prime Numbers  22. Painting a Cube… Again  23. Drawing Carefully  24. Keeping It Real  25. Finding N Coins Equal to $1  About the Author  About the Illustrator


    Jerry Kaplan is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education at Seton Hall University, where he taught for 28 years. He has written widely on many areas of teaching and learning mathematics, applying research to the practical needs of the mathematics curriculum and classroom, and is a strong advocate for including quality problems as an integral part of good math instruction.