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### Problemoids Math Challenge Program

The Problemoids program was created for advanced students in math. It is based on the scope and sequence of state math curriculum guide and is grounded on the problem-solving work of distinguished mathematician, Professor George Polya (1887-1985). The program requires higher levels of thinking than the typical curriculum. It is designed for grades 4, 5 and 6.

Problemoids focuses on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The hints and solution sheets are designed to introduce, teach, and reinforce 19 problem-solving strategies.

The program provides students with means of self-checking the most difficult part of their work. It has three components: student workbooks called CHALLENGE, which include 50 problems and several levels of strategy-based hints for each problem; a separate solution sheet for each problem with strategies for solving the problems illustrated in detail so the students can check their work; and a teacher manual called MENTOR, which explains the program and which contains the answers to the problems. The manuals and solution sheets are designed to minimize the instructor’s preparation time.

Problemoids is for students who excel in math and can work at their own pace. When the student completes a problem, the instructor merely checks the answer and gives the student the solution sheet. The student can compare his or her method of solving the problem with those presented by the authors. Both the hints and the solution sheets emphasize strategies for solving problems.

Problems for the 4th, 5th and 6th grades utilize Sets, Number and Numeration, Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Probability and Statistics.

The Mentor Book for each level contains a grid which shows which problems within its level deal with each concept and whether that concept receives primary or secmondary focus in the problem’s solution.

The Problemoids program was created for advanced students in math. It is based on the scope and sequence of state math curriculum guide and is grounded on the problem-solving work of distinguished mathematician, Professor George Polya (1887-1985). The program requires higher levels of thinking than the typical curriculum. It is designed for grades 4, 5 and 6.

Problemoids focuses on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The hints and solution sheets are designed to introduce, teach, and reinforce 19 problem-solving strategies.

The program provides students with means of self-checking the most difficult part of their work. It has three components: student workbooks called CHALLENGE, which include 50 problems and several levels of strategy-based hints for each problem; a separate solution sheet for each problem with strategies for solving the problems illustrated in detail so the students can check their work; and a teacher manual called MENTOR, which explains the program and which contains the answers to the problems. The manuals and solution sheets are designed to minimize the instructor’s preparation time.

Problemoids is for students who excel in math and can work at their own pace. When the student completes a problem, the instructor merely checks the answer and gives the student the solution sheet. The student can compare his or her method of solving the problem with those presented by the authors. Both the hints and the solution sheets emphasize strategies for solving problems.

Problems for the 4th, 5th and 6th grades utilize Sets, Number and Numeration, Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Probability and Statistics.

The Mentor Book for each level contains a grid which shows which problems within its level deal with each concept and whether that concept receives primary or secmondary focus in the problem’s solution.

#### Books in this series:

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics; Problem Solving
Age:
9, 10, 11
4
Order code:
188X
Price:
\$20.00

Teacher Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample pages from the Introduction: page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / page 6 page 7 / page 8 / page 9 / page 10

Sample Problem Solutions:  page 73page 75

Teacher Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample pages from the Introduction: page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / page 6 page 7 / page 8 / page 9 / page 10

Sample Problem Solutions:  page 73page 75

Series description

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics
Age:
9, 10, 11
4
Order code:
1898
Price:
\$7.99

Sample problem: page 72   Sample questions: page 74

Sample problem: page 72   Sample questions: page 74

Series description

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics
Age:
10, 11, 12
5
Order code:
0441
Price:
\$20.00

Teacher Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample pages: page 13 / page 23  / page 23 solution sheet

Teacher Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample pages: page 13 / page 23  / page 23 solution sheet

Series description

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics
5
Order code:
0336
Price:
\$7.99

Sample page: page 23

Sample page: page 23

Series description

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics
Age:
11, 12, 13
6
Order code:
0395
Price:
\$20.00

Teacher's Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample Pages: page 13 / page 26 / solution sheet page 26

Teacher's Manual and Solution Sheets

Sample Pages: page 13 / page 26 / solution sheet page 26

Series description

Author:
McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr Albert
Subjects:
Mathematics
Age:
11, 12, 13