# Becoming a Problem Solving Genius

320 pages

Grades 4-12

### DESCRIPTION

Every math student needs a tool belt of problem solving strategies to call upon when solving word problems. In addition to many traditional strategies, this book includes new techniques such as Think 1, the 2-10 method, and others developed by math educator Ed Zaccaro. Each unit contains problems at five levels of difficulty to meet the needs of not only the average math student, but also the highly gifted. Answer key and detailed solutions are included.

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

Chapter 1: Think 1

Chapter 2: The 2-10 Method

Chapter 3: Sometimes You Must Subtract

Chapter 4: Draw a Picture

Chapter 5: Venn Diagrams

Chapter 6: Language of Algebra

Chapter 7: Solving Equations

Chapter 8: Solving Algebra Problems

Chapter 9: Logic

Chapter 10: The Power of Ratios

Chapter 11: Function Machines

Chapter 12: Don't Be Fooled

Chapter 13: The Eccentric Mathematician

Chapter 14: Permutations

Chapter 15: Understanding Bases

Chapter 16: Who Wants to be a Googolillionaire?

Chapter 17: Contests### What people are saying...

*"This is another great addition to any teacher's resource material. In fact, if I only had Becoming a Problem Solving Genius in addition to the other Zaccaro books, I wouldn't need anything else. The format, humor and challenge captivates and motivates the students."**- Carol Kinder, teacher in Darien Illinois*