Synopses & Reviews
How much can you visualize? Can you imagine the mirror image of a given object, or the best way to connect a series of geometrical shapes? How might you figure out the shortest distance between any two points, the number of salami slices that fit on a pizza, or the amount of coffee a pot can hold? These tricky puzzlers will test your ability to do these things and more, and help you develop this valuable mental skill. Here are all kinds of grids, patterns, and pictures to essay. Examine a connect-the-dots, and see how many squares you can create from these carefully arranged points. Then, identify the logic in the dots' sequence. Learn about "negative space" by cracking a code and finding a hidden animal. Play mathematical games with numbers and "train your brain" on an imaginary railroad journey. Meet John P. Cubic, puzzle master extraordinaire, and see if your talents equal his. All the answers appear in the back--but don't peek until you imagine these puzzles driving you crazy! Sterling 96 pages, 150 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
An intriguing array of puzzles, challenges, funky facts, things to build, weird riddles, and other brainteasers; each book contains tough puzzles to test your students' mental powers. They won't just accept facts, but explore them by uncovering connections and identifying (often hidden) cause-and-effect relationships. Great for fun bonus questions.
This is a collection of puzzles to test the reader's ability and mental skill, this book includes all kinds of grids, patterns and pictures. It demonstrates negative space by cracking a code, and contains mathematical games with numbers and a range of puzzles requiring visual and mental powers.
Can you imagine the mirror image of a given object, or the best way to connect a series of geometrical shapes? These tricky puzzlers will test your ability to do these things and more . . . and help you develop valuable mental skills. All the answers appear in the back.
More than 70 problems...aimed at students in grades 58. Adults, too, will find many of the puzzles captivating...offers enrichment and fun to the puzzle-hungry student...illustrations...clearly support the text. A wide variety of problems allows for different abilities...presentations are fresh...a worthwhile resource.”Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.