Problemoids Math Books for Children

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WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING NEW, REVISED EDITIONS OF THESE BOOKS. THE NEW BOOKS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AS SOON AS THEY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make these fun and engaging books even better! –Royal Fireworks

Problemoids is a problem-solving program designed to meet the needs of intellectually gifted children, as well as those children who would benefit from an enriched mathematics program that is more advanced than that provided in the standard curriculum. It engages children in high-level thinking about challenging problems and provides a stimulating opportunity for them to develop and increase their repertoire of problem-solving strategies. It is grounded on the problem-solving work of distinguished mathematician George Polya (1887-1985). There are three levels of the program, for children in grades 4, 5, and 6.

The program focuses on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. Each of the three levels includes a student workbook, called Math Challenge, and an instructor manual, called Math Mentor, which includes a full discussion on implementation of the program, as well as answers to the problems in the student workbooks.

The Grade 4 Math Challenge book contains 36 problems, with four extension problems, called "Looking-Back Questions," for each one, for a total of 180 problems. The looking-back questions build on the main problem and on one another, allowing children to use the problem-solving strategies that they are acquiring in progressively more complex and challenging ways.

The Grade 5 and Grade 6 Math Challenge books contain 50 problems each, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the books.

The problems in all of the books contain up to four hints for solving each problem. The hints contain one or more of several problem-solving strategies designed to help children figure out the steps necessary to arrive at a solution. However, most of the problems can be solved in a variety of ways, and children are encouraged to use the strategies that work best for them.

The topics covered in the program include sets, numbers and numeration, operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The focus is heavily on mathematical reasoning.

These are books that will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills. Children can then apply those skills in a variety of contexts, making this a true problem-solving program.

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING NEW, REVISED EDITIONS OF THESE BOOKS. THE NEW BOOKS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AS SOON AS THEY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make these fun and engaging books even better! –Royal Fireworks

Problemoids is a problem-solving program designed to meet the needs of intellectually gifted children, as well as those children who would benefit from an enriched mathematics program that is more advanced than that provided in the standard curriculum. It engages children in high-level thinking about challenging problems and provides a stimulating opportunity for them to develop and increase their repertoire of problem-solving strategies. It is grounded on the problem-solving work of distinguished mathematician George Polya (1887-1985). There are three levels of the program, for children in grades 4, 5, and 6.

The program focuses on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. Each of the three levels includes a student workbook, called Math Challenge, and an instructor manual, called Math Mentor, which includes a full discussion on implementation of the program, as well as answers to the problems in the student workbooks.

The Grade 4 Math Challenge book contains 36 problems, with four extension problems, called "Looking-Back Questions," for each one, for a total of 180 problems. The looking-back questions build on the main problem and on one another, allowing children to use the problem-solving strategies that they are acquiring in progressively more complex and challenging ways.

The Grade 5 and Grade 6 Math Challenge books contain 50 problems each, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the books.

The problems in all of the books contain up to four hints for solving each problem. The hints contain one or more of several problem-solving strategies designed to help children figure out the steps necessary to arrive at a solution. However, most of the problems can be solved in a variety of ways, and children are encouraged to use the strategies that work best for them.

The topics covered in the program include sets, numbers and numeration, operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The focus is heavily on mathematical reasoning.

These are books that will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills. Children can then apply those skills in a variety of contexts, making this a true problem-solving program.

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