1st Edition

# Try It! More Math Problems for All

90 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
by Prufrock Press

90 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
by Prufrock Press

90 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
by Prufrock Press

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This is not your typical math book.

Try It! More Math Problems for All is the second of three collections of offbeat, open-ended problems designed to make even the most math-averse student excited about working through these challenging yet accessible problems.

These are 25 new, illustrated problems varying in difficulty. They will motivate your students to think creatively on their own and to engage in teamwork. The Hints and Solutions section guides you to probe, suggest, and encourage students to explore even their most unusual insights on the way to a solution. And when students solve a problem, you will see and hear their accomplishments.

Perfect for any math classroom, club, after school activity, or coaching session, Try It! celebrates not only the destination, but the journey, giving students a chance to think differently, and, above all, have fun!

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

Optional Student Workbook Packs

In addition to this teachers' guide, companion student workbooks are available in packs of ten. The student workbooks feature ample room for student responses and notes, make reviewing and providing feedback on student work easy, provide students with a quick reference to use during discussions, and they save time — there is no need to reproduce student handouts.

Preface  Try It! Hints and Solutions 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  Try It! More Math Problems for All: Photocopiable Problems   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. CountingToothpicks  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

### Biography

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.