Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level

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From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: “Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?” Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks’ 1858 attempt ...

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Overview

From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: “Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?” Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks’ 1858 attempt at hand-calculating pi.

Uses explanations, word problems, and games to cover some mathematical topics that middle school students need to know, including the invention of numerical notations, basic arithmatical operations, measurements, geometry, graphs, and probability.

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"Outstanding resource invites youngsters to sharpen their math skills and learn new ways to solve a variety of math problems."  —Children’s Literature
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
Covering topics from the middle school mathematics curriculum, this outstanding resource invites youngsters to sharpen their math skills and learn new ways to solve a variety of math problems. The authors discuss different aspects of math¾from fractions and measurement to plane geometry and probability¾and provide detailed explanations and step-by-step examples. Each chapter contains "Math Camps," short exercises designed to reinforce concepts introduced in each section. Comprehensive answers are also included in the back of the book. The authors combine a well-written text with illustrative charts and graphs to create a helpful tutorial that shows readers how to use new strategies when solving everyday math challenges.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556522888
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 725,543
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario Salvadori, author of The Art of Construction, Why Buildings Stand Up, and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997. Joseph P. Wright is a professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    this book is not great

    i read thhis book with my class and they got very bored

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