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