## Problemoids Math Books for Children

*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 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.

*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 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.

## Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Age: 9, 10, 11

Grade: 4

Pages: 75

ISBN: 978-0-88092-960-8

Order code: 9608

Price: $20.00

Website price: $13.00

The* Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The 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.

Each main problem contains up to four hints for solving it. The first looking-back question also contains a hint, but the rest of the looking-back questions do not; rather, they assume that children have discovered the trick to solving the problems using the hints for the previous problems in the set. All of 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 include sets, numbers and numeration, operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The focus is heavily on mathematical reasoning.

The *Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

The* Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The 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.

Each main problem contains up to four hints for solving it. The first looking-back question also contains a hint, but the rest of the looking-back questions do not; rather, they assume that children have discovered the trick to solving the problems using the hints for the previous problems in the set. All of 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 include sets, numbers and numeration, operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The focus is heavily on mathematical reasoning.

The *Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

This book is part of a series;

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series description.

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## Problemoids Grade 4 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Pages: 116

ISBN: 978-0-89824-961-3

Order code: 9613

Price: $40.00

Website price: $25.00

*Problemoids Grade 4 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

*Problemoids Grade 4 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 4 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

This book is part of a series;

see the
series description.

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## Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Age: 10, 11, 12

Grade: 5

Pages: 51

ISBN: 978-0-88092-961-5

Order code: 9615

Price: $20.00

Website price: $13.00

The* Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The book contains 50 problems, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the book. Each problem contains up to four hints for solving it. 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 include sets, numbers and numeration, operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The focus is heavily on mathematical reasoning.

The *Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

The* Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The book contains 50 problems, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the book. Each problem contains up to four hints for solving it. 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.

*Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

This book is part of a series;

see the
series description.

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## Problemoids Grade 5 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Pages: 81

ISBN: 978-0-89824-962-0

Order code: 9620

Price: $40.00

Website price: $25.00

*Problemoids Grade 5 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

*Problemoids Grade 5 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

This book is part of a series;

see the
series description.

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## Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Age: 11, 12, 13

Grade: 6

Pages: 51

ISBN: 978-0-88092-962-2

Order code: 9622

Price: $20.00

Website price: $13.00

The* Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The book contains 50 problems, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the book. Each problem contains up to four hints for solving it. 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.

*Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

The* Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge* book engages children in high-level thinking about challenging mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and general logic problems by focusing on developing and using problem-solving strategies, not on memorization or operations. The book contains 50 problems, which get increasingly difficult as children progress through the book. Each problem contains up to four hints for solving it. 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.

*Math Challenge* book is the student book; the *Math Mentor* book is the instructor manual, which contains the answers to all of the questions and explanations for solving them. *Problemoids* will challenge children while providing them with opportunities to build their problem-solving skills—skills that they can apply in a variety of both academic and real-world contexts.

This book is part of a series;

see the
series description.

### Problemoids 6 Math Challenge Sample Pages:

## Problemoids Grade 6 Math Mentor

Author: McCandliss, Bill; Watson, Dr. Albert

Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Reasoning

Pages: 86

ISBN: 978-0-89824-963-7

Order code: 9637

Price: $40.00

Website price: $25.00

*Problemoids Grade 6 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

*Problemoids Grade 6 Math Mentor* is the instructor manual for *Problemoids Grade 6 Math Challenge. *It contains the answers to all of the questions in the student book and explanations for solving them, as well as a comprehensive introduction with detailed information about effective methods of implementation. This information offers instructors guidance that will help to ensure that children of a variety of ability levels can find both challenge and success while working through the student book.

This book is part of a series;

see the
series description.

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