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The Problemoids program was created for advanced students in math. It is based on the scope and sequence of state math curriculum guides 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, so it is ideally suited for gifted children. It is designed for children in grades 4, 5, 6, and up.

At the bottom of this page are a number of other books on math for gifted children, including Mathematical Nights, three novels for middle schoolers by Robert Black.

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 a means of self-checking the most difficult part of their work. It has three components: student workbooks called Math 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 that students can check their work; and a teacher manual called Math 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 direct involvement in implementation.

Problemoids is for gifted 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.

The problems utilize sets, number and numeration, operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, and probability and statistics.

The Mentor book for each level contains a grid that shows which problems within its level deal with each concept and whether that concept receives primary or secondary 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 guides 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, so it is ideally suited for gifted children. It is designed for children in grades 4, 5, 6, and up.

At the bottom of this page are a number of other books on math for gifted children, including Mathematical Nights, three novels for middle schoolers by Robert Black.

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 a means of self-checking the most difficult part of their work. It has three components: student workbooks called Math 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 that students can check their work; and a teacher manual called Math 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 direct involvement in implementation.

Problemoids is for gifted 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.

The problems utilize sets, number and numeration, operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, and probability and statistics.

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

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Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 9, 10, 11

Grade: 4

ISBN: 978-0-89824-189-1

Order code: 1898

Price: $15.00
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Sample problem: page 72   Sample questions: page 74

Sample problem: page 72   Sample questions: page 74

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Problemoids Grade 4 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 9, 10, 11

Grade: 4

ISBN: 978-0-89824-188-4

Order code: 188X

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

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Teacher manual with solution sheets

Teacher manual with solution sheets

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Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5

ISBN: 978-0-89824-033-7

Order code: 0336

Price: $15.00
Website price: $10.00

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Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge Cover

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Problemoids Grade 5 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5

ISBN: 978-0-89824-044-3

Order code: 0441

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

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Teacher manual with solution sheets

Teacher manual with solution sheets

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Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 11, 12, 13

Grade: 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-038-2

Order code: 0387

Price: $15.00
Website price: $10.00

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Sample page: page 26

Sample page: page 26

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Problemoids Grade 6 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics

Age: 11, 12, 13

Grade: 6

ISBN: 978-0-89824-039-9

Order code: 0395

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

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Teacher manual with solution sheets

 

Teacher manual with solution sheets

 

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