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Challenge Math

Challenge Math

429 pages 
Grades 4-9

    For the Elementary and Middle School Student 
    Second Edition 

    The original Challenge Math is being used by teachers all over the country to provide additional enrichment and develop student problem solving skills. Children love the fascinating stories that tie math and science together and show real life applications for math. Over 1000 problems at three levels of difficulty to challenge even the brightest students. This second edition contains the original text and answer key but also includes an additional 80 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions for solving the problems.

    Includes Chapters On:

    Astronomy    Algebra    Problem Solving    Percents

    Fractions    Decimals    Ratio & Proportions    Physics

    Statistics    Probability    Metric System    Perimeters

    Area    Volumes    Trigonometry    Calculus


    Reviewed in Home Education Magazine Nov.-Dec. 2000

    "...the intent here is not problems for the sake of rote practice, but problems to encourage thought and interest, and to give kids a feel for the many fascinating real-world uses of math. Metric conversions are demonstrated with measurements of elephant tusks, viruses, and the wingspans of ancient dragonflies; statistics explained with examples taken from medical research; ratios and proportions taught with jumping fleas, metal alloys, map scales, and the heights of trees. All the basics are here too: for example, kid-friendly introductions to the Pythagorean theorem, the "how-to's" of dividing fractions and coordinate graphing, the distinctions among sine, cosine, and tangent, the formulas for calculating the volumes of cylinders and spheres.

    Challenge Math is a great resource for the worksheet-discouraged and the mathematically curious." - Becky Rupp, Ph.D.

    Finally, I have a curriculum for my brightest math students that really challenges them and develops their problem solving skills. 

    - Teacher of talented and gifted

    I'm an elementary teacher, so I have to laugh---my son is so excited about doing these problems that I find myself saying to him that he'll need to limit himself to two hours or less of math per night. 

    - Parent of 6th grader

    Invaluable as a classroom math program enrichment resource, Challenge Math is also and ideal and highly recommended resource for home-schooled students as well." 

    - Wisconsin Book Watch

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